No special passes during Vaikunta Ekadashi

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Tirumala, Nov 30: The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) will not issue VIP/VVIP passes for the 'Vaikunta Ekadasi' on December 20 and New Year to avoid inconvenience to the common pilgrims, its Executive Officer K V Ramanachary said.

Talking to reporters after a review meeting on the arrangements for the festival season here yesterday, he said ''no special passes will be issued for darsan during December 19-21 (Vaikunta Ekadasi) and December 30 to January 2 (New Year).'' Anticipating heavy rush during these days, the TTD cancelled all 'sevas'.

While 'Sarvadarshan' would be allowed from 0330 hours on Vaikunta Ekadasi and New year, 'Vaikunta Dwaram', the innermost passage encircling the sanctum sanctorum, would be opened for darsan on December 20 and 21.

To propagate Hindu Dharma and Lord's Vaibhavam in the villages, three Bhakthi Chaitanya Yatras (Chaturyuga Bhandham) would be taken out from Alipiri on Vaikunta Ekadasi, he added.


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