COVID-19: Tirumala temple to reopen for Darshan from June 8 after Two-month Lockdown

Tirumala temple to reopen for Darshan from June 8 after Two-month Lockdown.

COVID-19: Tirumala temple to reopen for Darshan from June 8 after Two-month Lockdown
Tirumala temple to reopen for Darshan from June 8 after Two-month Lockdown

World’s 2nd Richest Temple, Shri Lord Venkateswar or (Tirupati Balaji) Temple a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumal at Tirupati in Chittor District of Andhra Pradesh, India will be opening temple for Darshan. 

Shri Lord Venkateswara an avatar of Vishnu who believed to have appeared here to save the mankind from trials and trouble of Kali Yuga.

The famous temple was shut down due to COVID-19 or Corona Virus effect near two months over a lot of devotees been waiting to visit the shrine.

Temple Trust in co-ordinance with the Government  have decided to open the temple on three phases. 

a) 8-9th June 2020 these two days darshan allowed only to TTD employees,
b) 10th June 2020 only residents of Tirupati allowed for Darshan and
c) 11th June 2020 allowed to all devotees from across the state.

TTD Board Chairman Mr.Y.V.Subba Reddy told at News Conference initially only 7000 devotees will be allowed to visit the temple timing between 6.30 am to 7.30 pm including 3000 devotees who book tickets through online. VIP darshan will be allowed from June 11 for one hour from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.  TTD officials have taken all the precautionary measures in maintaining social distancing of 6-10 feet. Installed thermal checking and it is mandatory to wear face masks and maintain social distance from each other. People below 10 years and above 65 years will not be allowed for Dharshan.  Vehicles will be sanitized at Alipiri check every two hours.

TTD Trust Board chairman Y. V. Subba Reddy told a news conference that initially only 6,000 to 7,000 devotees would be allowed per day against 60,000 to 70,000 who throng the hill shrine on normal days. About 500 devotees will be accommodated per hour.

The walkway to the hill shrine has been closed for some days for visitors or devotees.

Ann Prasadam will be given in limited numbers. Two persons stay permission given at Guest houses, but not more than one day stay.