TTD cancels Divya Darshanam and Slotted Sarva Darshanam tokens on July 16, 2019
In view of full lunar eclipse – Sampoorna Chandra Grahanam, TTD has cancelled issuance of Divya Darshanam and Slotted Sarva Darshanam tokens to the pilgrims on July 16, 2019.
According to almanac, the lunar eclipse falls between 1.31am and 4.29am on July 17. But since it is a traditional practice to close the Tirumala temple six hours prior to eclipse, the temple remains closed from 6pm of July 16 till 5am of July 17.
To avoid any inconvenience to the multitude of visiting pilgrims, TTD has taken the decision to cancel the DD and SSD tokens on July 16 as the temple remains opens only for five hours on that day between 12 noon to 5pm following eclipse.
Both the vaikuntham queue complexes will also be kept empty as Annaprasadam will also be not served on that day following eclipse and temple doors closes at 7pm.
While on July 17, when the temple door opens at 5am after the Grahanam, suddhi punyahavachanam are performed while Suprabhatam, Tomala, Archana and Koluvu will be performed in Ekantam. TTD has cancelled Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva in connection with Anivara Asthanam on July 17.
On July 17, the Anivara Asthanam – annual budgeting festival of the temple takes place between 7am and 9am at Bangaru Vakili. The Sarva Darshanam commences only from 12noon onwards.
Keeping all these in view, the devotees are requested to plan their pilgrimage to Tirumala accordingly to avoid any inconvenience.