Tirumala temple to remain closed for 13 hours due to solar eclipse

The hill temple of Lord Venkateswara will remain closed for about 13 hours in connection with the Solar eclipse on December 26.

According to the temple almanac, though the eclipse is slated to occur between 08.08 a.m. and 11.16 a.m. on December 26 the hill temple as is the tradition will be closed nine hours in advance i.e., at 11pm on December 25 and will be reopened at 12 noon the following day.