Tirumala Temple Shuts Doors for Devotees

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TIRUPATI, INDIA, March 20, 2020 (The Hans India): The famed 2000-year-old Tirumala temple will remain closed for darshan to pilgrims from Friday afternoon for a week, which is the first time in the history of the most popular Hindu temple in the world. Keeping in view the Covid-19, which had become a pandemic, the temple authorities have decided that the temple be closed for darshan from Friday noon, after allowing the pilgrims who had already purchased the darshan tickets. The daily Kainkarayams (worship ceremonies) like Dhoopa Deepa Naivaidyam to the presiding Deity, Lord Venkateswara, will continue. All reception counters, Kalyanakatta, Anna Prasadam Complex, Laddu Complex are set to close from 12 noon on Friday.

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