The decision to develop new guidelines was made with the intention of improving their usefulness and professional relationship
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) have set new guidelines for leasing their Kalyana mandapams.
It has approximately 304 Kalyana Mandapams spread across seven states. While there are 216 Kalyana mandapams in the state, there are 77 in Telangana (77), followed by Karnataka (5), Tamilnadu (3) and one each in Kerala, Odisha and Gujarat.
The decision to develop new guidelines was made with the intention of improving their usefulness and professional relationship.
Unfortunately, although the TTD had several regulations in place to improve their occupational quota from time to time, they did not succeed in achieving the desired results.
Under the new guidelines, letters of interest will be invited from local temple authorities, organizations, corporations, and other interested parties in their respective locations in order to get the most out of the mandapams and not just earn a lease.
The buildings are only allowed to be rented for religious and traditional Hindu purposes, with a driver prohibiting the consumption of non-vegetarian food and alcohol.
The TTD Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad (HDPP) will also organize religious and devotional programs depending on availability.
Trees are planted in the open spaces available on mandapams other than the parking lot, and a provision is reserved for the implementation of shift arrangements for the performance of various religious festivals and fairs.
The tenant alone should collect the rent stipulated by TTD, undertake repairs, bear the maintenance costs of the structures and pay the GST.
An official team, made up of engineers and tax officials in addition to the deputy executives who come under jurisdiction, inspects the buildings twice a year and reports to their superiors.
The rental period of the mandapams has been extended from the current three years to five years and can be extended by another two years depending on the fulfillment and fulfillment of the TTD conditions.
In addition to the new rental conditions, TTD decided to only build new Kalyana mandapams in the cities in the future, after taking into account the local population, demographic conditions and the ability to generate the income. A clause that the proposed area should also be free from any kind of Hindu Kalyana mandapams, private event halls, TTD or government was also added.