The Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh’s Tirumala will be shut from 6 pm on August 9 to 6 am on August 17 for a purging custom, NDTV detailed. Despite the fact that the custom is played out at regular intervals, this is apparently the first occasion when that the sanctuary will be shut to the general population.
The choice was taken after the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board held a crisis meeting on Saturday.
TTD Board Chairman Putta Sudhakar Yadav said the custom was last held in 2006. “The last time ‘maha samprokshana’ was held, just 20,000-30,000 lovers went to the sanctuary. Along these lines, it was conceivable to permit a set number of them,” ANI cited Sudhakar as saying. “Be that as it may, now more than one lakh fans visit the sanctuary every day. Regardless of whether restricted darshan is permitted, the greater part of the aficionados should hold up in lines.”
“As significance will be put on Vedic customs in the sanctuary, the ideal opportunity for giving darshan to pioneers will be negligible,” Yadav included, as indicated by The New Indian Express. “Keeping this in see, we have chosen to get rid of darshan to stay away from hardship to the travelers.”