In view of public holidays, an unexpected crowd gathered at the famous Lord Balaji temple at Tirumala for paying a visit to the Tirupati shrine.
Tirumala, known as a shrine to the richest Hindu God, Lord Venkateshwara, sees plentiful devotees every day. On average, it usually takes a few hours, sometimes even a day in a queue to reach the sanctum sanctorum.
Earlier, two US-based NRI businessmen had on Friday donated Rs 14 crores to the famed hill shrine of Lord Balaji here, after performing special pujas with their families.
The donation was done on the auspicious occasion of Varalakshmi puja here on the second Friday in the month of Sawan as per Telugu calendar.