All arrangements were made for Vaikunta Ekadasi on Jan 5
Darshan for VIPs commence from 0200 hours
General Darshan starts from 0400 hours
Darshan tickets @ Rs 100 for pedestrians issued through e-darshan counters from Dec 21 at Mahathi Auditorium in Tirupati while at other e-darshan counters available at various places will be issued from December 24 ( tickets issued up to 20,000)
All Arjitha sevas are cancels on Vaikunta Ekadasi and Dwadasi.
Tirumala, Dec 17: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Joint Executive Officer (Tirumala) Sri K Srinivas Raju today said that all arrangements have been made for successful conducting of the Vaikunta Ekadasi at Tirumala temple slated on January 5&6.
while VIP darshan will start from 0200 hours and sarva darshanam will begin from 0400 hours.
Talking to the media persons at Annamayya Bhavan in Tirumala, the JEO said there will be no Arjitha Sevas on the day and Lagu darshanam will be provided to VIPs on the auspicious day while 20,000 tickets only will be issued through advanced booking “e-darshan counters for pedestrians @ Rs 100.
Laghu darshan tickets for pedestrians will be issued at a e-darshan counter located at Mahathi Auditorium in Tirupati from December 21 while from December 24 at other e-darshan counters available at other parts of Andhra Pradesh and also at other places in Tamil Naidu and Karnataka, the JEO said.
The pedestrian devotees, who purchased tickets through e-darshan counters, have to collect the photo prints by showing the online tickets at the hill shrine, he said and added that 2000 aged ( 65 years and above) and physically challenged persons only be allosed through Mahadwaram on the auspicious day while the pedestrian tickets holders will be allowed through Anndhanam complex south Singamala veedhi for darshan.
VIPs those who wanted visit temple on the day should be sent their request letters on or before December 25 th at JEO camp office in Tirumala while darshan permission letters from TTD will be disbursed to the concerned VIPs before December 30, the JEO stated.