Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) Executive Officer, Dharma Reddy, on 9th October decided to participate in “Dial your EO” program at Annamayya Bhavan in Tirumala. He asked pilgrims coming to Tirumala to take advanced time slot tokens after their introduction and book accommodation at Tirumala accordingly. Also, major number of pilgrims and devotees have complained that they are unable to find accommodation on Tirumala hills and Dharma Reddy, asked them to take accommodation in Tirupati.
Dharma Reddy explained that due to holiday season and Brahmostavam, the rush of pilgrims at the temple has been huge and daily darshan is taking close to 48 hours. Hence, to avoid such kind of delay in rush days and hours, TTD has decided to implement few new measures. According to them, VIP Break darshan at Tirumala temple will be shifted to 10:00 AM time slot. Also, pilgrims will be given time slot tokens and those who cannot be accommodated at Tirumala will be accommodated in Tirupati and their transport will be taken care of TTD.
Tirumala Lord Venkateswara Swamy Temple earned Rs.122.49 crores from Srivari Hundi and 98.44 lakhs laddu prasadam have been sold to pilgrims for previous month. Total 21.12 Lakhs devotees visited Tirumala Temple and 44.7 lakhs Annadanam have been done in September. Dharma Reddy further stated that more than 3 lakhs devotees have come to Tirumala on Garuda Vahana Seva. He thanked Police and Srivari Devotees for their help in conducting the Brahmostavam successfully.
From October 11th – 15th, Tirumala Tirupathi Devastham is conducting Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaibhavosthalu at NTR Stadium, Hyderabad. October 11th – Vasanthosthavam, October 12th – Sahasra Kalasabhishekam, October 13th – Tiruppavada, October 14th – Nijapada Dharshanam, October 15th – Srinivasa Kalyanam (Lord Balaji’s Marriage) – from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.
After going for a divine trip to Tirumala, try these treks in South India too.