The Sri Bhramaramba Sametha Sri Mallikarjuna Temple Devasthanam has started Saswatha Annadanam Scheme for providing Bhojana Prasadam to the pilgrims visiting Srisailam.
As a custom and tradition, all devotees are familiarized to share the Prasadam of God and Goddess in temples. In this connection, the Devasthanam maintains ‘Anna Prasada Vitharana’ to the pilgrims. Vedic scriptures proclaim “Annam Parabrahma Swarupam” and those who perform Annadanam will be blessed by Gods.
Details of Annadanam: Under this Annadanam scheme, presently the Devasthanam provides free meals to about 2000 to 3000 pilgrims on normal days, which exceeds 3000 to 4000 pilgrims on rush days like Saturday, Sunday, Monday etc., and also on festival days.
The serving of meals as Bhojana Prasadam is made in plantain leaves and it is served with chutney, one curry, Dal, Sambar, Buttermilk along with Pulihora and one Sweet item.
Annapurna Bhavan: The newly constructed Annadana Mandiram named “Annapurna Bhavanam” with a cost of Rs 3 Crores is located at the backside of Devasthanam Administrative Building, very near to the temple.
This modernized Annadanam building consists of 2 dining halls, 2 waiting halls, modern cooking facilities, vessels, trolleys and dining tables.
Donation Details: The minimum donation amount for this Saswatha Annadanam Scheme is Rs 5000. This donated amount will be deposited in Nationalized Bank and its interest will be utilized for the scheme. Annadanam is performed in the name and gotra of the donor once in a year and for a period of ten years according to his choice. The donation for Annadanam for a day is Rs.500.
Photo identity card is given to the donors who donate Rupees one lakh and above.
Accepting of Vegetables as Donation:
The Devasthanam accept rice and vegetables as donations and it is good news that presently the Devasthanam do not purchase vegetables as they collect them completely by donation only.
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HOW TO DONATE Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple Annadanam:
Donations can be made directly in the Donation counters located at the opposite side of the Que Complex, which is at the backside of Ammavari Temple and very near Annadana Mandiram.
Donations can be made by way of cheque or demand draft payable on any scheduled bank, drawn in favour of,
THE Executive Officer,
Andra Pradesh – 518101.
All Donations made to this Devasthanam are exempted from Income Tax under Section – 80 G of Income Tax Act.