TTD is a magnificent-complex organization. It has almost all the departments that would be in a government, including production (laddus), engineering (dams and roads), water supply, human resources, transport, procurement and marketing, finance and accounting, public relations, information technology, forest and gardens, educational institutions and hospitals, revenue and general administration.
TTD was established in 1932 as a result of the TTD Act of 1932. According to the act, administration of the temple was vested in a committee of seven members and overseen by a paid commissioner appointed by the Madras Government. Advising the committee were two advisory councils – one composed of priests and temple administrators to aid the committee with the operations of the Tirumala temple, and another composed of farmers for advice on Tirumala's land and estate transactions.
We are running 42 Biometric Counters at TTD for the last 9 years on provider and operator basis. The revenue for the same has been generated through the selling of advertisement space on the back side of the access cards. At TTD, Tirumala, we have been successfully running the counters using Access Cards for free Darshan and Kalyanakatta (major activity before darshan). The utilization of the cards has gone to around 3 -3.5 crores per annum (both Darshan and Kalyanakatta).
The management of the Yatra and the governance and administration of the Shrine is done by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, popularly called the Shrine Board. The Board was set up in August 1986 under the provisions of The Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1988. Under the provisions of the Act, the administration, management and governance of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine and the Shrine Funds shall vest with a Board comprising Chairman and not more than ten members.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was set up in August, 1986 under the provisions of "Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1986" and repealed in August 1988 as "Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Act, 1988". The main objective of the act was to provide better management and governance of the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji and its endowments including the appurtenant lands and buildings. This Shrine is one of the most revered shrines in the country.
We are running above 60 counters in the shrine at present. This project was formally inaugurated by the then Governor of Jammu & Kashmir on 05-10-2013. The rates of access cards are approved by DAVP, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Trilok developed and deployed the Queue management system with web services for Shirdi Sai Sansthan, Shirdi.
The Biometric based Free Darshan Access card (Time Slot) is issued 24x7 for Sai Devotees through the counters. The devotees can avail these free Darshan access cards with time slots and report for Sai Darshan at the respective time slots.
The most esteemed pilgrimage circuit of the country incorporates Shri Badrinath and Shri Kedarnath, the holy seats of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva respectively. Another prominent pilgrim-destination in Uttarakhand is the holy town of Haridwar, where the prestigious Kumbh Mela is held every twelve years, attracting millions of devout people from all over the world. Situated close to Haridwar, on the banks of the divine Ganga is Rishikesh, a major centre for Yoga and Meditation – people from several parts of the world have been visiting this town for decades.
We got the approval from Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board to issue Access Cards to Pilgrims who are visiting Char Dham, Hemkund Sahib and Kawad (Haridwar and Rishikesh). As per the statistics, the annual pilgrim turnout in this region is around 3.5 to 4 crores.
The dargah (shrine) of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is an international waqf (endowment), managed under The Dargah Khwaja Saheb Act, 1955 of Government of India. The Dargah Committee, appointed by the Government, takes care of the maintenance of the shrine, and runs charitable institutions like dispensaries, and guest houses for the devotees. The rituals of the main shrine, (Mazar sharif/Astana e Alia) are undertaken by the hereditary priests known as Khadims.
We got the approval from Dargah Committee to issue access cards to the pilgrims who are visiting the Dargah. As per the past statistics, the annual pilgrim turnout at the shrine estimates to around 2.5 to 3 crores.
Millions of pilgrims visit this shrine every year. It is famous for the mela of Shraavana (a month of the Hindu calendar), between July and August. About 7 to 8 million devotees visit the place from various parts of India and offer holy water of Ganges to the deity collected from Sultanganj, which is almost 108 km from Deoghar and Baidyanath. The water is also brought by the Kawarias, who carry the water in Kavadi, and walk all the distance, on bare foot. The pilgrims are called Dak Bam and they do not stop even once in their journey from Sultangunj, located at Bhagalpur district to Vaidyanath.
Pravesh Card or Pradesh Card (Access Card) has been introduced at Baba Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar in Shravan Mela. This initiative has been successfully running since its inception.
Shri Naina Devi Ji is one of the most notable places of worship in Himachal Pradesh. Located in Distt Bilaspur, it is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths where limbs of Sati fell on Earth. This holy place witnesses huge crowd of pilgrims and devotees round the year and especially during Shravan Ashtami and in the Navratris of Chaitra & Ashwin.
Special fair is organized during Chaitra, Shravan and Ashwin Navratri, which attracts millions of visitors from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and other corners of the country.
The formation of Shri Naina Devi Temple Trust was done on 17.12.1985 under Hindu Public Act-1984. Before this, the temple was operated by a committee formed by the local priests and partners.
Famous cave shrine of Shivkhori situated in District Reasi of J&K state depicts the natural formation of shivlingam. It is one of the most venerated cave shrines of Lord Shiva in the region. The Holy cave is more than 150 mts long & houses 4 feet high Svayambhu Lingam, which constantly baths in a milky lime fluid dripping from the ceiling. The cave is full of natural impression & images of various Hindu Deities & full of divine feelings. That is why Shivkhori is known as "Home of Gods". The route from Jammu to Shiv Khori is full of beautiful & pictures que mountains, waterfalls & lakes.
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board was constituted in 2003 with Deputy Commissioner Udhampur (erstwhile Distt.) as Chairman & SDM Reasi as its Member Secretary. Subsequently on 11th February 2008, J&K State legislature passed an Act-namely "The Jammu & Kashmir Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Act "-2008 for better management, administration & governance of Shri Shiv Khori Shrine.
Purnagiri Devi Temple, also known as Punyagiri (meaning the mountain of good deeds), is located on the top of a hill and is 20kms from Tanakpur located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It is located on the right bank of the river kali.
From Purnagiri, the river Kali descends into the plains and is known as Sharda. For visiting this shrine, from Tanakpur, there is a road till the Thulligad which is located at about 14 Kms from Tanakpur. Different types of public transport are available from Tanakpur to Thulligad. From Thulligad the road for reaching up to Tunyas is under construction. People go on foot from Thulligad to Purnagiri temple.
Kanakadurgamma Temple situated on the banks of river krishna, Indrakeeladri, Vijayawada. This holy shrine of Goddess Durga is a Swayambhu (self-manifested) and is the second largest temple in Andhra Pradesh. On this mountain, goddess Durga had been glowing with the lighting of cores of sun, with golden color.
The temple of Kanaka Durga the Goddess of power, riches and benevolence and the presiding deity of Vijayawada, is thronged by lakhs of pilgrims for worship during the “Navarathri” festival which is celebrated with Religious fervor, pomp and festivity. The ancient temple of Kanaka Durga , a top the Indrakeeladri hill on the banks of the Sacred river Krishna in Vijayawada, abounds with legends of historical interest.
The shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna picturesquely situated on a flat top of Nallamalai Hills, Srisailam is reputed to be one of the most ancient kshetras in India. It is on the right side of the River Krishna in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. This celebrated mountain is also named as Siridhan, Srigiri, Sirigiri, Sriparvatha and Srinagam. It has been a popular centre of Saivite pilgrimage for centuries.
Srisailam played a dominant role in our religious, cultural and social history from ancient times. The epigraphical evidence reveals that the history of Srisailam begins with the Sathavahanas who were the first empire builders in South India. The earliest known historical mention of the Hill - Srisailam, can be traced in Pulumavis Nasik inscription of 1st Century A.D.
alahasti is one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalam and represents the Vayu Sthalam . This temple is located in Chittoor district in Andhra pradesh. SriKalahasthi temple is situated 36kms away from Tirupathi and it is the only shrine for the God of Vayu . This temple was constructed by the Chola King, Rajendra Chola . Vayu is incarnated as Lord Shiva and worshipped as Kalahasteeswara. Goddess Parvathi devi is worshiped here as Gnanaprasunambika.
According to ancient Tamil sources Sri Kalahasti has been known as the ‘Kailas of the South’ for slightly more than two thousand years and the small river on whose banks it sits, the ‘Ganges of the South.’ Kailas is perhaps India’s most revered spiritual symbol. It is the abode of Shiva, from whose head, according to legend, the Ganges is said to flow.
Shri Kshetra Tuljapur, the one amongst three and half Shakti Peethas (abode of cosmic powers) of the state, is situated in the Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, wherein resides Goddess Tulja Bhavani. She is also described as the impressive and formidable Goddess in Hindu Puranaas who is known to combat demons and eveil forces and maintain the moral order and righteousness in the universe.
The history of the temple has been mentioned in the "Skanda Puran". There was a sage knon as "Kardabh" after his death his wife Anubuti had performed a penance at teh banks of river "Mandakini" for Bhavani mata to look after the infant child. While performing the penance the demon known "Kurkur" tried to disturb her penance during which Mata Bhavani come to aid of "Anubuti" and killed the demon "Kurkur". From that day onwards Goddess Bhavani came to known as Tulja Bhavani.
Mother Shri Rukmini’s temple is in north of the temple of Shri Vitthal. There are four sections of the temple sabhamandap, main mandap, madhyagriha and gabhara. On the north of the madhyagriha, there is a room for wardrobe of Shri Rukmini. It is equipped with silver bed, well maintained mattresses and velvet clothes.
The parabrahma or the God of Pandharpur is worshipped and lovingly called by his devotees with many names in different course of the time, like Pandharinath, Pandurang, Pandhariraya, Vithai, Vithoba, Vithumauli, Vitthal gururao, Pandurang, Hari etc. However, today this God is well-known as Pandurang and Shri Vitthal.
Brajeshwari Devi temple is one of the famous Hindu temple . It is located in the Nagarkot Town of Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to goddess brajeshwari. Brajeshwari Devi temple was built over the scorch(burn) breast of Shri Sati.
Shri Sati was married Lord Shiva against her father,Daksha. Daksha was organizing a yagna, he invited all the gods except lord Shiva and Sati. Sati was attending the function, without the permission of Shiva. When Sati was entered into the palace she was insulted by her father. Sati was unable to tolerate her father’s disrespect for her husband then Sati sacrified herself in sacred fire.