India has always been famous for its remarkable history and heritage. Now, it can again create history. The temple town of Tirumala is on the verge of being the wealthiest pilgrimage centre in the world. It is ready to take over the Vatican city in terms of the richest pilgrimage centre. The annual turnover of the Vatican city is a bit more than thousand crores and according to the latest statistics, Tirumala temple's turnover for the year 2005 was around 800 crores. And, the temple trust (TTD) has deposits of about 1500 crores.
Evidently, it's already the richest temple in India. Every week, nearly one lakh devotees come to Tirumala for the darshan of Lord Venkateshwara, and it even surpasses that number during vacation time and festivals. So, there should be no uncertainities in presuming that this can be a reality. It's a bit too apparent. Isn't it?