Niluvu Dopidi at Tirumala Balaji Temple, Sri Venkateswara Swamy, Malayappa Swamy

About Tirumala Niluvu Dopidi:

Niuvu dopidi is an ancient customary still in practice where a devotee offers all the adornments that he or she is wearing at the time of visiting the temple into the temple hundi.

At times of disaster or grief, the pledges taken by the devotees are said to be fulfilled like this once their struggles are passed.

One of the difficult vows, this is generally taken during severe health trouble, like a heart attack or to save a life from an unexpected dangerous accident that puts life into risk. It is known to be very effective, pleading to the Almighty that, I am leaving all the Dharmas and the material desires, hence please protect me from this problematic circumstance, said in Bhagavad Gita as:

‘Sarva Dharman Parityajyaan Maamekam Saranam Vraja
Ahamtvaa Sarva Paapebhyo Moksha Ishyaami Maasusha’

The women have to wear a new Mangala Sutram before offering the ornaments and then remove them in the Yoga Narasimha shrine. They then have to keep them in a cloth, knot it and then put it in the Srivari Hundi, thanking God for protecting them from their pains.

Malayappa Swamy Niluvu Dopidi:

People seek blessings from the Lord all kinds for their unfulfilled desires, wants and to get through the difficulties of life matters.

They seek these blessings from Him by offering Mokkubadi (giving in return), Niluvu Dopidi (offering to the Lord whatever they wear on the body, especially jewels). They invariably give their Talaneelaalu (hair on the head) by tonsure. Villagers of neighboring also have the practice of offering cattle under Daanam (gift).

It is believed by doing so the above they get blessed by the Lord Venkateswara and get relieved psychologically. It is so strongly believed that in case of failing or neglecting the offerings to the Lord, He would make them offer with interest (fine). That is why Lord Venkateswara (Balaji) is also named as otherwise Vaddikaasulavaadu ( He who collects interest for the conscious offerings).

Thus, these are different forms of offerings through which people seek blessings from the Lord Venkateswara, the kali yuga Daivam (Lord of the present Yuga or yug).


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  • good moring sir
    i want to give neluvu dopidi lord sri venkateswara swamy please suggest what is the procedure


    • Dear Sudha
      కాస్త వడ్డీతో పాటు vere కమ్మలు వేయవచ్చు.

  • Sir,
    What will be time limit/ duration for niluvu dopidii donation becoz I prayed this a 8 months back and i wil give all oranaments which are present on me during My prayer but it takes for me some time to visit Tirumala hence I am asking any timeline we need to follow ,please guide me

    • Dear Asha Latha
      There is no timeline for this offering. But widely believed that as on we postpone one may get troubles in family. But Lord Venkateshwara knows1 when to take your offering from you and he will collect them from you on time making you reach Tirumala and hence you need not worry about it.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Niluvu dopidi ista ani anukunapati dress / saree compulsory samarpinchala ornaments tho paatu temple lo.. okavela apati dress kani saree kani lekapote alternate ga em cheyochu

    • Dear Pallavi
      After tonsuring your hairs at Kalyanakatta complex, Thirumala, there you need to leave your saree or dress you wear after taking a bath and after dharshan offer your ornaments. Its enough.
      Niluvu dopidi ista ani anukunapati dress / saree – appudu vesukunna dress kaadhu samarpinche samayamlo vesykunna dress.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Ma amma niluvu dopidi undi amma ornaments lo adapaduchuku emaina evvochuna Este emaina problem avutunda plz reply

    • ప్రియమైన శ్రీశ గారికి
      మీ అమ్మగారు ఎప్పుడైతే నిలువు దోపిడి ఇవ్వాలి అని స్వామికి వేడుకొన్నారో అప్పుడు ఏ నగలైతే వేసుకొని వున్నారో ఆ నగలను కచ్చితంగా స్వామివారికి సంర్పించవలెను. అంధులో నుంచి నగలను యెవ్వరికీ ఇవ్వకూడధు.
      ఓం నమః శివాయ

  • Nenu by mistake niluvu dopidi ani cheppa malli, na bidda thukam dabbulu ani cheppa, nenu mukkabodi time lo leni ornament eppudu unnayi, nenu yemi cheyyali eppudu, appudu unna ornaments veyyalla eppudu unnavi veyyalla sir

    • Dear Roopa
      Appudu vunna ornaments, kattukunna cheera vesthe chaalu and mee kurulanu kooda samarpinchukovali.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  • Offered my prayers to Tirupati Balaji regularly through a sparkling model frame of the Lord gifted to my children by their school teacher. My prayers were heard and finally I got to get the Lord’s Darshan on 31st March 2018.
    Thanks to TTD for arranging a superb process inside the main hall from where every single devotee can get a beautiful darshan of the Lord.
    Me too had a satisfying darshan and hope Lord Venkateshwara would bless me later also.