EO MONITORS THE PILGRIM RUSH INSIDE TEMPLE
PILGRIMS EXPRESS PLEASURE OVER NEW ARRANGEMENTS
Tirumala, 8 January 2017: The much awaited occasion Vaikuntha Ekadasi off to a grand start on Sunday with the Sarva Darshan commencing by 4:09 am, making the common pilgrims feel happy.
As soon as the Sarva Darshan Commenced, the entire premises of the temple reverberated with the pilgrims chanting “Govinda..Govinda” with ecstasy.
TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao who personally monitored the pilgrim rush inside the temple interacted with the pilgrims. The pilgrims thanked EO for the special arrangements provided by TTD for the auspicious occasion.
Later speaking to media, the EO said in spite of the VIP rush, the temple management has commenced the Sarva Darshan on a convenient note. “The arrangements are on par with last year. But to avoid long standing waiting hours, this year we have constructed 16 compartments to pilgrims in Narayanagiri Gardens which could accommodate 15 thousand more pilgrims apart from Vaikuntham compartments and supplied different menu there itself at regular intervals. We have also engaged medical teams in compartments. Even the luggage were collected from the pilgrims waiting in compartments and deposited in the luggage counters. To engage pilgrims in a devotional environment, we have arranged Govinda Bhajans with Dasa, Satyasai, ISKCON teams”, he added.
Meanwhile TTD Trust board chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy also thanked VIPs and pilgrims for their co-operation in making the big day a perfect go.
Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju also monitored the arrangements for the pilgrims from time to time.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs TIRUPATI