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Tirupati auctions 143 tonnes of human hair and earns in crores

The most popular Tirupati temple in India, managed by TTD, has auctioned online about 143 tonnes of human hair for 5 grades including white hair on Thursday. They earned over Rs. 11.17 crores. Tonsuring is a common practice at Tirupati temple and thousands of devotees donate their hair to the temple. The TTD authorities grade the hair based on the hair length. The 1st Grade A category of hair alone earned Rs.52 lakhs.