300 Years for Tirupati Laddu.. The Tirupati Laddu, prasadam which is provided at famous Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, has entered into its 300th year. According to the temple officials, the sacred Laddu prasadam was introduced on August 2, 1715.
The normal price of a 300 gram laddu is Rs.25. The TTD says that use of quality ingredients makes it costly but it sells laddu at a highly subsidised rate.
The sale of prasad is a major source of income for the temple, which had a budget of Rs.2,401 crore for fiscal 2014-15.
TTD officials said they had to enforce GI rights as some small-time miscreants as well as large known sweet outlets have been selling laddus with names similar to ‘Tirupati laddu’.