Tirumala getting ready to welcome New Year!
- Vaikuntha Ekadasi the same day
- Only sarvadarshan, no other darshans
- Vaikuntha dwara darshanam on 2nd, Dwadasi
Tirumala, December 24: The temple administration of TTDs is focusing on common pilgrim-centric arrangements for the forthcoming mega events of new year 2015 day and Vaikuntha Ekadasi and Dwadasi darshan at Srivari temple said Tirumala JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju.
Addressing media persons outside temple on Wednesday at Tirumala, Raju said, “following the orders of AP CM N Chandrababu Naidu, under the instructions of TTD EO D Sambasiva Rao, we are making all out arrangements to see that the common pilgrims have a hassle-free Vaikuntha dwara new year darshan on January 1 and 2. We have cancelled all darshan tickets and enabled only Savadarshan on 1st day of new year 2015. We will be issuing limited number of tickets only to protocol VIPs. We urge them not to seek additional number of tickets. Besides we will be blocking the accommodation in Padmavathi area from December 30 and the rooms will be issued to the VIPs only and not to those who bring their reference letters”, he added.
The JEO also said, however, the TTD has released a quota of ten thousand tickets of Rs.300 on internet on Wednesday so as to enable pilgrims to have Vaikuntha dwara darshan on Dwadasi day on Jan 2. “For the common pilgrims we have arranged sheds at different points along with mobile toilets. Food, milk, coffee and tea distribution have also been arranged”, he added. (NSS)