Mon, Aug 07, 2017, 08:24 PM
Dr. A.V. Ramana Deekshitulu, chief priest in Tirumala temple, is also the officials advisor on Agama Sastras. On schedules of worship sessions in the temple, Deekshitulu said that most times, his advice is not followed by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) officials. Their priorities are different, he said. They are only interested in number game with their colleagues and not about the Agama Sastra rules or practices, he observed. Violation of these rules has adverse consequences for the rulers (governing bodies). When he tells them about these, they brush him aside and continue in their own vein, which is, in fact, the Kaliyuga Dharma, he satirized.