TTD earns Rs. 25.33 crores by auctioning human hair

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) earned Rs. 25.33 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.

Out of the 9,600kg of No 1 variety, 300kg was sold at Rs 22,494 per kg, yielding a total Rs,67.48 lakhs.

Some 48,400kg was there in the No 2 variety, and was priced at Rs 17,223 per kg; 8900kg was sold from the category, earning Rs 15.33 crore.

In the No 3 category, there was a stock of 31,600kg, and was priced at Rs 2833; 31,400kg was sold earning Rs 8.89 crores.

Out of the 300kg of No 4 variety, 100kg was sold at Rs 1,195 per kg, yielding a total Rs. 1.20 lakhs.

All the 9000kg of the No 5 category was sold at Rs 24 per kg, procuring Rs 3.24 lakhs.

The grey hair fetched Rs.38.24 lakh, when the entire stock of 700 kg was sold at the rate of Rs.5,462 per kilo.