Friday, December 20, 2013
Did you know? : It is not Balaji who gets hair offered by devotees.
Devotees tonsure their head as an offering to God. The weight of hair collected at the Tirupati Balaji Temple is over a ton and it fetches. The hair is auctioned to international buyers for use as hair extensions and in cosmetics and brought Rs 200 crore to the temple last year.
Now, for the story behind the practice. Once, Lord Balaji developed a bald patch on his head after he was hit on his head by a shepherd. Neeladri Devi, a Gandharva princess, was moved by the Lord's beautiful form and thought that the patch did not look good on a male so beautiful and cut her beautiful hair and restored his bald patch.
Lord Balaji honored her sacrifice by promising her that hair offered by devotees would be gifted to her, and she is the one who gets the hair to this day.
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