Tirumala and Thirupathi temple of Lord Venkateswara/Balaji were administered according to Bruce Code,set by a Britisher in 1821 AD.
The Tirumala Thirupathi Temple adminstration was with the Muslim invaders after the fall of Hindu Kingdoms in the early eighteenth century,The Vijaya Nagar Empire.
The last Muslim ruler who controlled the Temple was the Nawab of Arcot.
The Nawab ran into debts and the East India company took over the temple to offset the dues.
However,the administration of the temple was taken over by the British Government during Queen Victoria’s reign,as the government felt that East India company should not run a Hindu temple.
The Bruce code containing 42 Rules, based on the ruled laid for Puri Jagannath temple.
The point of interest is as to how Bruce came to form these rules.
Read the information below.
Thomas Munroe drew up the deeds of the property to ensure that the property is safeguarded.
Even today first Prasadam pf Lord Venkateswara is called Munroe’s Food( Munroe Sadam in Tamil)