For the first time in the known history of Lord Venkateswara temple, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is organizing a 10-day Vaikunta dwara darshan to devotees commencing on Vaikunta Ekadasi day on December 25 to January 3. As part of the festivities, Thiruppaval parayannams will be held in the temple between 12.05 am and 1.30 am on that day. Abnhishekam will be performed in Ekantham at 1.30 am followed by Thomala Seva and Archana at 2.30 am.
The Vaikjunta dwara darshanam will commence at 4.30 am. Late, the TTD will organize a Swarna Ratham between 9 am and 11 am in which Lord Malayappa Swamy and his consorts will be taken out along the four mada streets. Later in the evening, Sahasra Deepalankara Seva will be conducted between 5 pm and 7 pm, followed by Adhyaynotsavams in Ranganayakula mandapam between 9 pm and 10 pm.
The next day Vikunta Dwadasi, Chakrassnanam will be performed at the Swami pushkarni. Meanwhile, the traditional temple cleansing festival-Koil Alwar Tirumanhanam – was performed at Tirumala temple on Tuesday. Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy said that this traditional fete is observed four times a year on Tuesday occurring before Brahmotsavams, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Ugadi, and Anivara Asthanam festivals.
Speaking to media persons here, the Executive Officer Dr. KS Jawahar Reddy said that the offline tickets for Vaikunta dwara darshan would be issued from December 24 in Tirupati. He also said due to the prevailing pandemic situation, only offline tokens will be issued only to locals of Tirumala and Tirupati and made an appeal to the devotees to strictly follow all the Covid-19 norms while obtaining tokens at the offline counters.
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