Temple officials of Tirumala shrine has declared that it is mandatory for non-Hindus who enter the temple, to declare a statement of faith. Those who are from any faith other than Hinduism, must state that they have faith in the presiding deity Lord Venkateswar. The rule will come into effect from 13 August.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams manages the shrine, which is over 2,000-year-old. It will now be mandatory for non-Hindu devotees, including VIPs, to sign the declaration forms. “Non-Hindus have to give the undertaking that they have faith in Lord Venkateswara,” said temple officials.
The declaration form will be available in TTD offices.
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