TEMPLE DOORS CLOSED AT 8.30PM DUE TO SOLAR ECLIPSE
Tirumala, 8 March 2016: In the wake of solar eclipse on Wednesday, the temple doors of Tirumala have been closed on Tuesday by 8:30pm after performing ekantha seva.
As a tradition usually the temple doors will be closed six hours prior to eclipse, since the solar eclipse falls on March 9 early hours. After suddhi the temple doors will be reopened after 10am.
TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, VGO Sri Raveendra Reddy, Peishkar Sri R Selvam and temple staff were present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI