The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) management is gearing up for the grand conduct of the auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi festival slated for December 23.

Following the nightmarish experience during the previous Vaikunta Ekadasi wherein the TTD’s Executive Officer L.V. Subramanyam tendered an open apology for the inconvenience to the public, the administration is treading cautiously and top TTD officials are reviewing and monitoring the arrangements. Three separate entry points are being identified to allow the devotees into the main temple complex for Rs.300 darshan ticket holders, Divya darshan ticket holders and for Sarva darshanam. While the common pilgrims preferring Sarva darshan will be allowed on normal basis through the Vaikuntam second queue complex, the entry/starting point for the Rs.300 darshan lines is tentatively proposed at the Lepakshi circle and Narayanagiri gardens for the people who reach on foot ( Divya darshan ticket holders ). The administration is yet to finalise the entry point for the VIPs.

Apart from this, the administration has resolved to dispense with the issuance of Rs.50 special entry tickets on both the Vaikunta Ekadasi and Dwadasi days.

Instructions have already been issued to the Nitya Annadanam officials to facilitate free supply of food as well as food packets to all the devotees thronging the hill temple round-the-clock.


  • Three separate entry points are being identified to allow the devotees into the main temple

  • Free supply of food, food packets to be made available round-the-clock for the devotees