The tonsure at Tirumala is an offering to Sri Venkateswara Swami at the adjoining premises of the Temple and done at Kalyanakatta shaving off all hairs on devotees head devoid of male or female or kid. Surprisingly its auction stands as the second income generation in Tirumala after Hundi, the main offering done inside temple premises immediately after pradakshin of the sanctum sanatorium.
Srivari Dharmaradham, the free bus plying about the Temple town in Tirumala is a boon to the aged to see all of Tirumala in one go. Thanks to TTD mission of free mobility, pilgrims find it more convenient to have a Srivari to go to Museum or Parking area, Tirupati Bound Bus Station, North Nada, Luggage Delivery Area with ease and comfort, but no circumnavigating is not permitted as the buses tend to ply clockwise and anti-clockwise once it stops at far south.
It’s Free. It’s an offering to Lord Sri Venkateswara. It’s done at Kalyanakatta any time at Darshan timings. Bath facilities are close by. Tea is provided free of cost. No fee means no tips please.