Former Chief Priest of TTD Ramana Deekshitulu disclosed Temple's Kitchen remained closed for 25 days for treasure hunt planned by AP CM Chandrababu Naidu. He terms this move as a violation of 'Aagama Shahstra' provisions.
Ramana Deekshitulu believes new walls and change in the flooring in the Temple Kitchen itself is a proof of secret operation. He complains offering prasadam prepared outside the kitchen (potu) to the devotees is 'unholy'. He also held AP CM responsible for such treasure hunts in all the ancient temples in the state by appointing those who follow his orders as TTD Board Members. 'When I asked him what happened in Kitchen, TTD EO said he have no idea,' says the Priest.
TTD Board informed Pink Diamond of the deity was damaged because of the coins thrown by devotees from a distance. However, Ramana Deekshitulu says Pink Diamond is strong enough and there is no possibility of getting damaged. He also alleges similar diamond was auction in Geneva recently.
Ramana Deekshitulu complains he was sacked as Head Priest only after reporting to BJP Chief Amit Shah about the violation of Aagama Shahtra by TTD Board. He alleged Rs 50 crore worth ornaments of Lord Balaji are with Dollar Seshadri. He founds fault with the Government for using Tirumala Money for Vontimitta Highway.