VAIKUNTHA DWARA DARSHAN IN TIRUMALA FROM JAN 2-11 _ దర్శన టోకెన్ ఉన్న భక్తులకు వైకుంఠ ద్వార దర్శనం చేయించేందుకు ఏర్పాట్లు
OVER 90 COUNTERS IN TIRUPATI TO ISSUE SSD TOKENS
ARRANGEMENTS TO PROVIDE DARSHAN TO EIGHT LAKH DEVOTEES IN TEN DAYS
TICKETS OR TOKENS MUST FOR DEVOTEES TO HAVE VAIKUNTHA DWARA DARSHAN -TTD EO
TIRUMALA, 26 DECEMBER 2022: With an aim to facilitate Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan to more number of devotees, the TTD board has resolved to open the Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan for ten days, said TTD EO(FAC) Sri Anil Kumar Singhal.
After inspecting the ongoing arrangements for Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan in Tirumala on Monday, Sri Singhal said, earlier, since the Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan used to be only on Vaikuntha Ekadasi and Dwadasi, TTD could able to provide the Dwara Darshan to only limited number of pilgrims a day, though tens of thousands of devotees remain stranded waiting for over 30hours. But with this pilgrim-friendly decision by the TTD board to open the Vaikuntha Dwaram for ten days, now we can provide darshan to nearly 80 thousand devotees each day, thereby facilitating almost eight lakh devotees to have Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan”, he observed.
The EO said, the Vaikutha Dwara Darshan for devotees will be open between January 2 to January 11. To avoid long waiting hours, the TTD board has decided to allow the devotees with specified time slots to have hassle-free darshan.
In Tirupati, nine centres with almost 100 counters would be set up and SSD tokens will be issued to the devotees for Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan.
Adding further the EO (FAC) said for the sake of devotees to have a smooth darshan without waiting, they are requested to come to Tirumala in their allotted time slots only. Due to limited accommodation, only those with tokens or tickets of darshan will alone be allotted accommodation in Tirumala on a first come first serve basis”, he maintained.
“We give wide publicity to the devotees on darshan updates through TTD website, SVBC etc. The devotees are requested to plan their Tirumala visit based on the availability of tokens only. When we released 2lakh Special Entry Darshan tickets(Rs.300) on-line, they got booked within 44 minutes. As many as 31 lakh hits were recorded to book SED tickets across the country, which clearly shows the demand”, he said.
All the departments in TTD including Annaprasadam, Health, Transport etc. have been making elaborate arrangements for the upcoming Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan.
Earlier he inspected Krishna Teja Rest House Circle, Narayanagiri Gardens, ATC Circle to verify the entry and gave necessary instructions to the officials concerned to make arrangements accordingly.
Additional EO(FAC) Sri Veerabrahmam, CVSO Sri Narasimha Kishore, CEO SVBC Sri Shanmukh Kumar, CE Sri Nageswara Rao, SE 2 Sri Jagadeeshwar Reddy, GM Transport Sri Sesha Reddy, Health Officer Dr Sridevi, Special Officer Annaprasadam Sri Shastry, DSP Tirumala Sri Venugopal and other officials were also present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI