18 January 2015 Tirumala: The Joint Executive Officer of Tirumala Mr.K.S Sreenivasa Raju said, with an aim to provide extra priority to common pilgrims who visit Tirumala Temple. The TTD has decided to suspend after darshan in the evening break on 26th of January.
Addressing the media persons in front of Tirumala hill temple on Sunday, the Joint Executive Officer Mr.K.S Sreenivasa Raju said, TTD has already cancelled all VIP break darshans during evenings except on Thursday since couple of years.
However, under the instructions of TTD EO Dr D.Sambasiva Rao, it has been decided to cancel even the evening break darshan during Thursdays also after Rathasapthami with an aim to give more priority to common pilgrims who suffer a lot. This decision could enable darshan of Lord to around 8000 pilgrims”, he added.
Briefing on the arrangements for Rathasapthami which falls on Republic Day on January 26, the JEO said TTD has cancelled all arjitha sevas, privileged darshans on the auspicious day.