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Problems with Internet Reservation and Online Facility at Tirupati Tirumala Temple

Thousands of people face a unique problem when trying to reserve a Seva or accommodation through net booking – the problem is that online booking shows No Availability always.A reader of our blog, G Murali Mohana Rao, writes about this tough situation faced by numerous Balaji devotees and asks Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTDs) to take a serious note of the problem and improve the situation.G Murali Mohana Rao writesNamaskarams!

TTD can use technology for peaceful visit to TIRUMALA

Daily several thousands of devotees reach Tirumala on devotion.

TTD’s Sri Venkateshwara Bhakti channel continuously displays information to book accommodation and seva tickets in advance. Booking on internet is mere a myth. Trying to book over net any time for any seva or accommodation, the result will be –NOT AVAILABLE and practically is of no use as only a part of bookings are available on internet!

At Tirumala there are multiple reservation buildings, where in the devotees stand in serpentine queues to ob…

Goddess Uma, Parvati, Annapurna, Durga are Prakriti – A Parthasarathy

Uma is the consort of Shiva, the Lord of constructive destruction. Uma represents Prakriti (matter). The power of destruction has always to be associated with destructible matter in order that this power could manifest. In other words, destruction ceases to have any meaning without destructible objects. Lord Shiva has, therefore, chosen Uma to be his partner.The god and goddess are the first self-revelation of the Absolute, the male being the personification of the passive aspect and the female, the activating energy (Shakti). Goddess Parvati (Uma) represents this Universal Power (Shakti). Uma and Parvati are her Maiden names; and Mrudani and Ambika are her post-marriage names.The Goddess is also referred to as Annapurna meaning ‘Bestower of Food’ ‘Anna’, though translated as ‘food,’ has a wider connotation and includes all material objects/wealth, which are food for the five-sense organs. The Goddess is possessed of all types of ‘food’ to offer Her devotees.All the three Goddesses to…