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No, The Symbol on Tirumala Temple is NOT a Cross

In yet another controversy surrounding the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, fake news claiming the temple lighting arrangements include the symbol of a ‘cross’, has been spreading vigorously on social media. Condemning this misinformation, TTD Additional Executive Officer Dharma Reddy said that a Hindu symbol from the lighting has been morphed to look like a cross, and the image is being circulated on social media with claims that Christian imagery is being displayed at the Tirumala temple. The symbol is actually a ‘Purnakumbam’ or ‘kalasam’; a metal pot holding coconut and mango leaves, often used in Hindu rituals. The morphed images are nothing but a tool being used to incite religious hatred and conflicts in the state.

Read the thread below on twitter.