Tirupati: Sarva Darshan to begin at Tirumala temple tomorrow

Tirupati: Sarva Darshan to begin at Tirumala temple tomorrow
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Workers erecting barricades for a Sarva Darshan ticket counter at Srinivasa Complex in Tirupati on Tuesday
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Tirupati: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has geared up for darshan to the general public (Sarva Darshan) at Tirumala temple which will commence...

Tirupati: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has geared up for darshan to the general public (Sarva Darshan) at Tirumala temple which will commence from June 11.

Ahead of the beginning of Sarva Darshan, the TTD has made arrangements for issuing of Slotted Sarva Darshan (SSD) tokens to the devotees which will be issued in Tirupati one day before the darshan of Lord.

Accordingly, the issuing of tokens will start at 7.30 am in Tirupati on Wednesday for darshan of Lord Venkateswara on Thursday.

In all 12 counters have been set up at three places including Vishnu Nivasam near railway station, Srinivasam near RTC Bus Stand and Bhudevi Complex, near Alipiri in Tirupati for issuing of 3,000 time slotted Sarva Darshan tokens daily to the devotees.

The devotees who booked free Sarva Darshan slots have to report during their allotted slot only.

It may be noted here that the TTD which commenced darshan of Lord Venkateswara on a three-day trial basis, allowed the employees for darshan for two days on Monday and Tuesday and earmarked Wednesday for locals of Tirumala after which darshan to devotees will start on Thursday.

Due to the pandemic Covid-19, the TTD decided to limit the darshan to 6,000 daily and also to dispense with the system of allowing devotees in the queue complex to wait till their turn of darshan of Lord.

In the daily quota of 6,000 for darshan, 3,000 are reserved for Rs 300 special entry ticket which will be booked only through online and the remaining 3,000 through current time slotted sarva darshan for which tokens will be issued one day in advance.

The TTD had already released the June month quota of Rs 300 tickets (on Monday) which were already sold out (till June), sources said.

Meanwhile, the tokens for Tirumala locals for darshan on Wednesday were issued to the locals on the hills on Tuesday.

Temple sources said 6,350 persons including TTD employees and a limited number of VIPs including the TTD Trust Board members had darshan on Monday, the first day of the beginning of the long awaited darshan at Tirumala temple.

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