A couple presented a diamond-studded crown worth Rs 1 crore to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala today. Balamurugan and his wife Purnima from Koyambattur offered the gift to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. Earlier, even former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy had offered a diamond-studded gold crown worth Rs 45 crore to Lord Venkateswara.
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, popularly known as the Tirupati temple is believed to have been the abode of Lord Venkateswara for 5,000 years. The temple gets offerings of almost one tonne of gold every year.