TIRUMALA TEMPLE TO BE CLOSED FOR 10HOURS ON OCTOBER 8-TIRUMALA JEO
Tirumala, 5 October 2014: Owing to Lunar Eclipse which falls on October 8, Wednesday, the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala will be closed for nearly ten hours from 10am to 8pm, said Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju.
Speaking to media persons at near ATC queue lines on Sunday evening, the JEO said, the pilgrim crowd has increased by many folds due to series of holidays apart from dussera and week ends. “Especially the pilgrim devotees from Tamilnadu are flooding to Tirumala with the advent of the auspicious Purattasi Senivaram. As a result all queue lines are brimming with pilgrims and the serpentine queue lines have extended up to kilometers in Tirumala. Keeping in view the pilgrim influx, we have cancelled VIP break even on Monday i.e. October 6. Even we have stalled issuing of Divya Darshan tokens(footpath darshan) till the rush subsides. The privileged darshan for aged, parents with infants and physically handicapped will be provided on Monday for those who were already present in Tirumala from the newly shifted point at Ugranam”, he added.
The JEO appealed to the pilgrims, to plan their pilgrimage to Tirumala keeping in view the above facts and co-operate with the TTD management.
Temple Deputy EO Sri C Ramana was also present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI