A post is being widely shared on social media claiming that these are the untold truths of Tirupati Balaji temple. Let us fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: The untold truths of Tirumala temple.
Fact: When a similar claim about the Thirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple went viral in 2015, TTD chief priest Ramana Deekshitulu clarified to the media that they were wrong. Venkateswara Swamy idol does not have human-like features. Flowers offered to God do not come from a particular secret village. All the flowers used are grown in the groves around the Swami’s temple or from the flowers that are offered by the devotees. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.
Similar posts are going viral on social media claiming those to be of untold truths of the Tirumala temple. When a similar claim about the Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple went viral in 2015, TTD chief priest Ramana Deekshitulu clarified in an interview to ETV that false propaganda about the temple was being spread on social media. He said in the interview that some of the supposed truths mentioned in the post were false.
The hair on the idol is real, and the idol in the temple sweats?
“The Swami has no hair behind him”. Nor does the idol sweat. The head priest also said that it was ignorant to attribute all these to the unnatural lord, as these are all ‘human qualities’.
Flowers and other sacred items used in the Tirumala temple are brought from a secret village about 23 km from Tirupati:
“All the flowers used are grown in the groves around the Swami’s temple or from the flowers that are offered by the devotees.” There is no such secret village from where such supposed unique flowers are offered to Tirumala temple.
We could not find any credible information about what was said in the post regarding the untold truths of Tirupati Balaji temple, that is recently published after 2015.
To sum it up, this post claiming to give the untold truths about Tirupati Balaji temple is false.