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

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About 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 past.

One of the difficult vows, this is generally taken during a severe health trouble, like a heart attack or to save 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.

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