Over 98,000 devotees have comfortable darshan of Lord on Tuesday and Wednesday
The decision of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management to make the ‘Laghu Darshan' system mandatory on two days ( Tuesday and Wednesday ) in a week has earned laurels from a cross section of the society.
Briefing media persons at the TTD's administrative building at Tirupati on Thursday, the Executive Officer I.Y.R. Krishna Rao said that the decision, which was introduced with an intention of providing comfortable darshan to the devotees during the weekdays, was an instant success if the available statistics are of any indication. He said that over 98,000 devotees had availed the opportunity of having the darshan of the Lord during the past two days when the management had introduced the system on a trail-run basis.
Further strengthening the system, he said that the TTD management has decided to bring down the issuance of the Sudarshan tokens to 7,000 from the existing 15,000 tickets being issued on both the days.
The decision is supposed to bring great respite for the devotees worshipping the Lord via other darshan methods like – Pratheyaka Pravesa Darshan, Dharma Darshan and Divya Darshan. As a second step in the direction, the Rs.300 Pratheyaka Pravesa Darshan tickets which are issued on a par with the Dharma Darshan ticket holders will be issued only till 6 p.m. on both the days in the larger interest of the devotees.
Mr. Rao said that the ‘access' card system which enables the devotees to report at the Vaikuntam queue complex at the stipulated time as indicated on the card avoiding long wait in the queue compartments will also be shortly extended to the Rs. 300 Pratheyaka Pravesa Darshan ticket-holders.