Tirumala, 4 October 2016:
On the fifty day of the annual Brahmotsavams the garuda seva day, October 7. The Chennai based Hindu Dharmartha samiti presents the special umbrellas to the Lord venkateswara Swamy. For the occasion the umbrella comes from Chennai through road journey on October 1st and reaches Tirumala b October 6th.
There is no involvement of TTD in the preparation of umbrella for Sri Venkateswara Swamy. This umbrella is purely designed and made by the devotee donors. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has pleaded to the devotees that they should not donate to the organizers. In case if they give any donation to the organization the contribution is not considered to contribute for srivari Hundi.
With the proclaiming by the Chennai police the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has advised the devotees to not to give contribute donations during the annual feast of the special umbrella.