Gold cover for Tirumala
Initially, the works would be taken up at a cost of Rs 100 crore. Sources told ‘TOI’ that a Bangalore-based contractor along with TTD craftsmen would take up the work, for which gold in excess of 600 kg would be used. Now, only the gopuram of the main temple is covered in gold. Under the Swarnamayam project, even the walls and other structures would shimmer in gold. Sources said the entire project would be costing around Rs 600-1,000 crore. (Gold cover for Tirumala-Hyderabad-Cities-The Times of India).
Spend Your Money On Learning
Please stops flaunting your ‘earnings’ like this – instead, there are more than 200,000 lakh Indian manuscripts in libraries worldwide. These manuscripts require to be photographed, translated and analysed. Most have not even been catalogued. If the authenticity and decoding of the The Vymanika Shastra, is finished, that alone will be worth hundreds of crores.
They are lying at the British Library, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Asiatic Library and many others. This represents the greatest surviving treasure of ancient learning in the world. A lot of these texts were written by your predecessors.
India’s decline started with building of grand, impressive temples from around 10th century. These impressive structures are more representative of slave societies, my dear priests – not free societies like ours.
Remember, the last time that the Pandavas built Indraprastha, all that it did was create hubris – and we know what happened to them after that. 13 years in exile, bad blood and war! I am sure the Good Lord Venkateshwara does not need a gilded temple! He would be a lot more happier, if you learned Brahmins were to save some of the learning and books of your predecessors.