BC commission begins Enumeration Exercise

As per Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Commission for Backward Classes, Justice A. Sankara Narayana, the enumeration & enlistment programme has been undertaken for the enrolment of deserving castes and remove inequity.

Key Facts

  • This commission was established on October 18, 2021.
  • Panel was also asked to look after caste names like Pinjari, Uppara and Pichiguntla. These caste names were allegedly being used in a derogatory manner.
  • Members from Dasari community sought for the revival of ancient practice of ‘Dasari blowing the conch’ at Tirumala at the dawn. Following this, ‘Sannidhi Golla’ of Yadav community opened the main door of Lord Venkateswara temple.

Venkateswara Temple

It is a Hindu temple located in the hill town of Tirumala in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is dedicated to Venkateswara (a form of Vishnu). He is believed to have appeared in the town for saving mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Thus, this place has been named as Kaliyuga Vaikuntha, while the Lord here is referred “Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam”.

Different names to the temple

The temple is also called by different names such as Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple or Tirupati Temple.

Different names of the Lord

Lord Venkateswara is known by other names like Govinda, Balaji and Srinivasa.

Who runs the temple?

The temple is run by “Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD)”. TTD is under the control of Andhra Pradesh Government. Head of the TTD is appointed by Andhra Pradesh Government.

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