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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Curbs on privilege darshan at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam on January 1-Tirupati

No privilege darshans will be allowed in the TTD on January 1 on the occasion of Vaikunta Ekadasi coinciding with the New Year. Even physically challenged, aged, NRIs and people from defence services will not be allowed special darshan. No reference letters will be entertained, said TTD executive officer Dr D. Sambasiva Rao on Friday.
After a five-hour long review meet on security arrangement for the mega fete at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Friday, he said VIP darshan timing will be from 1.45 am to 5am.

The Sarva darshan will commence by 5 am and there will be no advanced booking of accommodation. Divya darshan tokens will not be issued from early hours of December 30 to early hours of January 3.

A quota of 10,000 tickets of Rs 300 advanced booking through Internet for Vaikuntha Dwadasi darshan will be released on December 24 at 9 am.

Mr Rao said, buffer stock of laddus will be arranged to meet increased demand. The services of srivari sevakulu and the students of the TTD educational institutions will also be utilised. 

Food, drinking water, coffee and milk will be supplied in compartments and queues, said Mr Rao. 

Source: Deccan Chronicle, 20th Dec 2014

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