In what is termed an unsavoury decision, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has resolved to annul the conduct of Anga Pradaskshinam on every Friday at the famous hill temple of Lord Venkateswara.
Anga Pradakshinam is a pious act performed by the devotees wherein they roll over their bodies in wet clothes around the sanctum sanctorum in fulfilment of their prayers.
Perturbed by the flash protest the devotees staged demanding the undeserving darshan privilege last Friday inside the hill temple, the TTD is learnt to have arrived at such a callous decision.
Though the TTD had long back dispensed with the practise of extending the darshan privilege for the devotees performing Anga Pradakshinam on Fridays, it was nevertheless subjected to great discomfiture with the unwarranted act of the devotees who also resorted to near remonstration inside the temple.
It was against this backdrop that no Anga Pradakshinam tokens were issued on Thursday. While so, there is no change in the darshan privilege for the Anga Pradaknisnam devotees on the remaining days of the week.