‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ to be opened on December 18

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The sacred ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ at the temple of Lord Venkateswara Swamy will be opened in the small hours of December 18.

The passage encircling the inner-most sanctum sanctorum of the hill temple which is opened only once in a year in connection with the auspicious ‘Vaikunta Ekadasi’ will be thrown open for devotees after the completion of pre-dawn rituals. It will be kept open till the mid night hours of Vaikunta Dwadasi on December 19. Arrangements are also in place for the ‘Pushpa Yagam’ festival that will be celebrated on Wednesday.

Speaking to media TTD JEO K.S.Srinivasa Raju today said micro level planning was being designed for the regulation of darshan lines, supply of free food packets with a focus on sanitation and security. All the important stakeholders such as the engineering, information and technology, Annadanam officials and Srivari Seva volunteers had been asked to submit their proposals within the next ten days so as to arrive at a consensus with regard to modalities to be worked out for the smooth conduct of the festival.

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