Tirupati: A trust formed by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to build temples of Lord Venkateswara across the country, held a special review meeting here on Tuesday and appealed to devotees to contribute generously to it.

The TTD, which governs the famous Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala near here, has plans to build shrines in cities and towns and semi-urban areas across the country, a senior temple official said.

The TTD recently floated Sri Venkateswara Aalaya Nirmaana (SRIVANI) Trust to attract funds from devotees and philanthropists to construct Lord Venkateswara temples in a big way, the official added.

With the introduction of SRIVANI Trust, the number of TTD trusts meant for the well-being of devotees and others has risen to ten.

In a special review meeting with top officials on the SRIVANI Trust at the TTD headquarters here, TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal urged philanthropists to donate liberally for the cause, the official said.

TTD had already constructed Lord Venkateswara temples for the benefit of devotees at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, Kurukshetra while a Rs 100 crore temple is under construction in Amaravati of Andhra Pradesh, the official said.( PTI)

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