TTD grants special darshan for Tirupati residents

Published: 21st August 2012 10:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2012 10:10 AM   |  A+A-


In a move aimed at appeasing the denizens of Tirupati, who have been longing for special darshan for locals on a predesignated day in a month, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has decided to provide darshan of Lord Venkateswara here for Tirupati citizens on any one Tuesday of the month.

 The decision was taken at a TTD Board meeting chaired by K Bapiraju here on Monday.

 Incidentally, it was the last meeting of the present board whose tenure will end on August 24.

 Briefing mediapersons about the resolutions adopted by the board, the chairman said darshan would be provided, on an experimental basis, to residents of Tirupati and Tirumala once in a month on any Tuesday in every month, except in April and May when there is usually heavy pilgrim rush.

 But, Bapiraju did not elaborate how the TTD was going to facilitate darshan to a population of over 3 lakh in the one-hour specified time.

 The board also discussed the arrangement being made for the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee

Other decisions

* Installation of Vendi Vakili at Kodandarama and Govindaraja temples in Tirupati, and golden Balipeetham at Padmavati temple at Tiruchanur

* To hike Vedapathasala students’ sambhavana from Rs 9,000 a month

* Improvement of amenities at Basara, Bhadrachalam, Annavaram, Simhachalam, Srikalahasti

* To make arrangements for inauguration of Nandakam Guest House on Tirumala by Prez on Sept 8, 9 n To conduct Srinivasa Kalyanam across Canada.

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