Tirumala, 26 Dec. 19: After the famous Hill shrine of Tirumala temple is being closed for 13 hours following Solar Eclipse on Thursday, the darshan to pilgrims recommenced at 2 pm. Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy was present during the re-opening of temple doors.
As a practice, the temple doors were closed on Wednesday night at 11 pm and reopened on Thursday at 12.00 noon. After performing Grahana Suddhi and other Dhanurmasa rituals, the pilgrims were allowed for darshan after 2 pm. The pilgrims were allowed to enter the compartments of Vaikuntham queue complex from 12noon onwards.
On the other hand, the Annaprasadam activity commenced at Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasadam Complex (MTVAC) from 2:30 pm onwards. The milk distribution for children waiting in compartments began from 1 pm itself.
TTD has cancelled VIP Break darshan including Protocol, Slotted Sarva Darshan (Free darshan with time allot tokens), Divya Darshan (footpath) on Thursday owing to eclipse.