This has another interesting
origin. This is due to the Authorities encouraging Annadana Scheme, for which
hundreds of donors paid lacs of rupees. Obeisance to the author of the scheme
goes in voluntarily. We observe here to the left of corridor two big halls with
scores of officers engaged in Parakamani work; one meant for counting coins and
another for currency notes. They work from early morning commencing at 6 a.m.
and going upto 6 p.m. non stop with two batches of temple staff. The Hundi lies
just opposite the Ramanuja shrine and visitors fill it with all sorts of things,
like gold jewels, coins, currency notes, samples of industrial products and the
like towards redemption of vows taken. In the inner circuit of north eastern
corner near Hundi lies Vishwaksen Mandir.
hundi collections are perennial, and on average the monthly income exceeds
crores of rupees. But the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Board working under the
guidance of the Commissioner for the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments
of the State Government with an Executive Officer of the cadre of I.A.S. is
utilizing it for several charitable purposes, like running of schools, colleges
of different categories, hospitals, besides maintaining two Universities of great
distinction in the field of Education.