The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) earned Rs. 2.38 crore on Thursday, thanks to the online sale of human hair offered by devotees as fulfilment of vow. The auction was held under the supervision of Tirumala JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju. In total 3500 kgs of hair was sold through e-auction.
Out of the 10,000 kg of No 1 variety, 500kg was sold at Rs 22,494 per kg, yielding a total Rs. 1.12 crore.
Some 41,400kg was there in the No 2 variety, and was priced at Rs 17,223 per kg; 300kg was sold from the category, earning Rs. 51.67 lakhs.
In the No 3 category, there was a stock of 2,400kg, and was priced at Rs 2833; 2,400kg was sold earning Rs. 69.61 crores.
Out of the 300kg of No 4 variety, 300kg was sold at Rs 1,195 per kg, yielding a total Rs. 4.41 lakhs.
In the No 5 category, there was a stock of 22,300 kgs. No hair was sold.