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Valuable Golden Crowns missing in Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple Tirupathi

Valuable Golden Crowns missing in Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple Tirupathi
Valuable Golden Crowns missing in Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple Tirupathi
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As per report it was stated that three antique and valuable golden crowns weighing over 1.3 kgs have been found missing at Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple in Tirupathi on Saturday evening. Meanwhile the diamond studded crowns are used to decorate the deities Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, Sridevi and Bhoodevi during the festival processions.



Furthermore at 5 pm on Saturday, priests at one of the 18 sub-temples in Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple found the crowns missing. Reportedly the temple was closed for devotees at 5 pm to perform rituals and was reopened within 45 minutes and it was then the priests found that the crowns were missing. Meanwhile an inquiry has been called immediately and the TTD vigilance officials are verifying the CCTV footage and are questioning the temple staff. 

Valuable Golden Crowns missing in Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple Tirupathi

Moreover the temple's history dates back to the 12th century. As per reports, TTD joint executive officer Pola Bhaskar has sought a report from the Assistant Chief Vigilance and Security Officer on the missing crowns and the TTD vigilance officials are verifying the CCTV footage in the temple. Accordingly the temple is one of the earliest structures in Tirupati and also one of the biggest temple complexes in Chittoor district and the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, referred to as Govindaraja Swamy.


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