Gold and silver silk vastrams for Balaji
Kadapa-based devotees Ramanujulu Reddy and Venkata Sujata donated Rs 16 lakh worth Dharmavaram silk panche and uttareeyam to Lord Venkateswara. The donors handed over the same to TTD chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy in his chambers in Madhavam Rest House at Tirupati on Saturday. They said about one kilo gold and silver has been used for the silk vastrams. It has been prepared by Raghavendra Group weavers, who carried mobile weaving machine covering all 13 districts of AP. The vastram entered the International Wonder Book of World Records for having involved 60,000 devotees in weaving the vastram while touring all the districts, including AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu.