Scared Laddu: Any item offered to the Lord turns into prasadam. It is considered scared. Partaking it is believed to relieve ond of all his sins and bestow complete blessing of the Lord. The laddu, a kind of sweet, offered to the Lord is the most precious to the piligrims visiting Tirumala. It is made under hygiene conditions at the temple kitchen, also called Padipotu. About one lakh laddus are prepared here per day. The prasadam is made available to all devotees after darshan. Those having free darswhan will be given small laddus. Piligrims can purchase laddu tokens on payment of Rs.10 and obtain the prasadam at the laddu counter in the queue complex. There are no restrictions on the sale of laddus. Prasadams other than laddu like vada, appam, gilebi, dosa, poli and sukha are also given to those whose perform special rituals. Piligrims can also have laddus on paid Sudharshana tokens. One laddu is given on Rs.40 token, two on Rs,50 and three Rs.60 tokens. Accommodation at Tirumala: After introducing the Sudharshan token system, the hardships of pilgrims have come down drastically as they can move around instead of waiting in the closed queue compartments. Accommodation in Tirumala is limited as cottages and chowltries can provide shelter to around 25,000 people only. As has been said, accommodation at Tirumala may be obtained after the arrival at the CRO. For those who have obtained the Sudharshanam token and intend to wait for their turn in Tirupati, the TTD is offering accomodation at its Padmavathi Guest House,1 and 2 Chowltreies behind the railway station. The TTD,s SRinivasam is also getting ready near the RTCbus station. These apart, there are a number of private hotels and lodges. Advance reservation: For cottages, pilgrims can reserve by sending DDs to the Executive Officer, TTD three months advance. For confirmation of cottages, they can contact-The Assistance Executive Officer,(RO-1),TTD,Tirumala.Phone No:o877 2277681,2270928. Accommoadation with donor slips: Donors of cottatge and guest houses or their representatives can stay in their respective accomodation for 60 days in a year. They have to reserve the accomodation 10 days in advance by sending donor slips with the signature of those who have donated funds. They should write to the Superintendent of the particular cottage counter indicating the date from which accomadation is required. Rambagicha II (TBC Counter), RAmbagicha I & III and Varahagiri Guesthouse (ARP Counter), Narayanagoiri and MBC (MBC Counter),Padmavathy cottages(padmavathy Counter),ANC,SNC,HVC,GNC,SMC and ATC (general Counter at Central Reception Office-CRO). Those who avail of the cottage facility with donor slips need not pay rental charges. However,20 percent of the rentr will be collected towards maintenance.

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