List of Free Services Availed by Devotees at Tirumala
Visiting the Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirumala is a powerful experience as it exudes a positive energy that stays hangs on to you for a long time, unlike any other spiritual experience. Apart from visiting the sanctum sanctorum, devotees can also avail free services promoted by TTD.
The best part of Tirumala is that almost all the services are for free of cost which shows the legacy of the temple.
The below listed are the services that are free of cost for every individual who visits the temple town:
Anna Prasadam- With the idea food being the only substance that can support the human body to attain Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha, the TTD provides wholesome food throughout the day for devotees. The prasadam is fed to over 70,000 people on a daily basis, which the TTD has been observing since decades.
Dharma Radhams– Popularly known as the free bus rides, the TTD in Tirumala has 12 buses that pass through cottages, choultries, temples and other places within the temple town at a frequency of every 3 minutes. Pilgrims who wish to walk up the hills to witness Tirumala Devastanam can use these buses once they reach atop.
Sarva Darshanam– With the motto of darshanam for all, this service allows free darshanam for all the pilgrims who visit the temple in order to catch the glimpse of Lord Venkateshwara. With an organized and efficient system for ensuring devotees experience darshanam in an orderly manner, the TTD management is constantly making necessary changes in accommodating large groups of masses at once.
Jala Prasadam- Serving the devotees at Tirumala since ages, TTD provides mineralized and RO purified water calling it Jala Prasadam. Many places within the temple town, there are water filters installed with proper maintenance from workers around the clock. Thousands of people on a daily basis consume this water and all the pilgrims treat this water as most sacred and divine.
Free Accommodation Services– TTD offers free accommodation for devotees in hostel and dormitory type facilities. Devotees need to book their accommodation online through the official TTD website to avail accommodation. Hot water and electricity are part of the accommodation.