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Tirupati Devasthanam to be closed for lunar eclipse on Aug 7

The temple of Lord Venkateswara will remain closed on August 7 in view of lunar eclipse.

Official sources said the doors of the main temple will be closed at 4.30 p.m. on August 7 and will be reopened at 2 a.m. on August 8.

The lunar eclipse will commence at 10.52 p.m. on August 7 and last till 12.48 a.m on August 8.

The temple will be closed at least six hours ahead of the commencement of the eclipse.

Special rituals such as suddhi and punyavachanam will be observed inside the temple soon after the conclusion of the eclipse.

However there will be no change in the timings of the pre-dawn rituals which shall be observed in ‘Ekantham’ (but for Suprabhatam) along with the weekly Asta dala Pada Padmaradhana seva.

TTD has cancelled Arjitha Sevas including Visesha Puja, Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Arjtha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deeplankara Seva on August 7.

The general public will be allowed for the darshan only at 7 a.m. on August 8.


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