Mrs. Sai Sai recommends:
You Can Eradicate Poverty
See how you can get involved with SKS to empower the poor through micro-credit.
Want your ad here?
'Mudupu' literally means to fold. When we are in trouble, we take a coin and tie it up in a clean cloth (at one of its end) with a declaration in front of Sri Venkateswara (His picture or idol), that if we come out of our problem, we will make a pilgrimage to His abode and pay Him some amount or some article in kind.
Since Mudi means to tie, mudupu is a tied folded cloth. Mudupu is also a symbolic request to Him to tie us to His apron and protect us.
Rich or poor, all differences vanish when we visit Him. He is the Lord of all riches, savior of the poorest of the poor. All chant or call out aloud the sacred name, Govinda, which means one who destroys sins.
"Edukondalavada, Venkata Ramana, Sankata Harana, Vaddi Kasulavada, Apada Mrokkulavada, Adugadugu Dannalavada, Govinda, Govinda' is the usual refrain of the devotees, as they climb up the hill or wait in the queue for a brief glimpse of Him.