7-03-2016, Tirumala: The Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple will be closed from 8.30 pm of 8th March till 10.00 am of 9th March because of Solar eclipse.
As per the Hindu calendar the solar eclipse will start by 5:47 am on 9th March and ends by 9:08 am.
As a regular practice, the temple will be closed six hours before the solar eclipse,
So the Balaji temple doors will be closed for almost 13 hours from 8th March by 8:30pm and will be re-opened on 9th March after 10.00 am. There is no VIP or any other darshans between this 13 hours .
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has cancelled the Sahasra Kalasabhishekam on March 9 because of the eclipse.
The other morning sevas will be performed in Ekantam. all the pilgrims were requested to make note of this timings.