LUNAR ECLIPSE ON APRIL 4
Tirumala, 27 Mar. 15: Following lunar eclipse on April 4, the doors of Tirumala temple will be closed for almost 11hours on this day.
As the Chandra Grahanam is supposed to take place between 3.45pm to 7.15pm, the temple doors will be closed almost six hours prior to the grahanam which is a traditional practice.
On this day, the doors of Tirumala temple will be closed from 9.30am to 8pm on this day.
TTD has cancelled Kalyanotsavam, Dolotsavam (Ujal Seva), Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankarana Sevas while Suprabhatam, Thomala, Archana will be performed as Ekantham. Pilgrims are requested to make note of these changes.
Meanwhile as on that day, the final day of annual Vasanthotsavam festival is also observed, slight changes in Snapana Tirumanjanam have been made. Instead of observing the Snapanam to the deities in the noon, following the eclipse, the ritual will be performed between 5am to 6:30am and all the deities will be brought back to the srivari temple before 9:30am.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI