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Sightseeing in Tirupati

Sightseeing in Tirupati is all about spiritualism. The temple houses a heavily garlanded idol of Sri Venkateswara before whom one is allowed only a few moments before the next enclosure load of visitors is to be ushered in. In that time you’ll see the stupendously opulent vimana covered in gold and finely sculpted columns. The ‘darshan’ is followed by a round of ‘prasad’, food that has been blessed by the deity and must be received with both hands cupped, right palm above the left one.

With over 50,000 devotees visiting the temple everyday, the darshans are very well organised and orderly. The temple offers a wide variety of darshans and sevas that suit most devotees. There are daily sevas, weekly ones and some sevas are performed only periodically. The different daily sevas are ones that are the most widely attended. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the everyday affairs of the temple, has made extensive arrangements in recent years to ease the troubles and streamline the massive inflow of devotees. TTD has built the Vaikuntam Queue Complex, which is a series on interconnected halls through which the devotees proceed towards the main temple. Some of the daily sevas that you can take part in are Suprabhatam, Thomala Service, Archana, Archanananthara Darshanam, Amanthranotsavam, Ekantha Seva and Kalyanotsavam.

The darshans are held at different times of the day and tickets are in the range of Rs 100-200 only. Vijaya Bank issues the tickets a day in advance and if you want, you can also send a demand draft to the bank to book your tickets in advance. Since the space is limited, the bank issues only a limited number of tickets each day. There are also special darshans for the physically challenged and the aged. They are ushered into the main temple through a separate entrance.

For information on darshans contact TTD Info Centres.

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