The Tirupati Temple’s governing body has finally decided that nobody is VIP in the temple premises. It has been clearly said that non-protocol celebrities such as actors, business tycoons and sportspersons would get no VIP treatment in the Lord Balaji Temple.
Earlier, The Bachchan family had come for darshan after the much-hyped Aish-Abhi wedding in the temple and the other devotees had to wait in line for hours in the sun.
Now, the temple’s governing has decided to set new rules that there will be no short-cut lines for celebrities including Bachchans, Ambanis, Vijay Mallya, Sachin Tendulkar and others in the pilgrim power list. They will have to come in line if they visit here next time.
At the same time, the temple authority has assured the celebrities for providing them necessary security and they need not worry about getting mobbed in the devotees crowd.
However, this is also the fact that celebrities have the biggest security threat in the country. They also are the biggest contributors whose donations is usually used for other facilities for other devotees. Amitabh Bachcahn is one of the biggest contributors to the Tirupati temple and last month he had donated Rs 51 lakh to the shrine.
However, Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board B Karunakara Reddy said that it’s not true that celebrities give more donations. He said that it is the common people who give more donations.
The temple authority has tried to sort-out the problem rising after the Bachchans visit to temple. Karunakara Reddy said that God should be open for all. From now, there should not be any discrimination between VIPs and the common man.
But the big question is that what is the meaning of VIP in front of God. Why there is a protocol VIP arrangement in the temple premises.
According to the Temple authority, Protocol VIPs such as ministers, MPs and all other politicians can get special treatment and film stars and cricketers would stand in the queue. What kind of equality is that?
The most important thing is the public safety and the safety of the VIPs. So, there should be the rules to provide security to everyone present in the temple premises that should be applied on both such as VIPs and common people.