The hill temple of Lord Venkateswara will remain closed for almost 12 hours owing to lunar eclipse on July 27.
As the occurrence of total lunar eclipse is evident between 11.54pm of July till 3.49 am of July 28, as per the temple tradition, the main doors will be closed six hours prior to eclipse by 5 pm on July 27.
Again the temple doors will be opened at 4.15am with Suprabhata Seva followed by Suddhi and Punyahavachanam. Later remaining pre-dawn Arjitha sevas are observed.
Meanwhile, the distribution and serving of Annaprasadam to pilgrims in compartments and Annaprasadam Complex also closes by 5pm on July 27. About 20000 food packets will be distributed to Pilgrims at Nada Neeraajanam platform, food courts between 3pm and 5pm. The food distribution will resume only after 9am on July 28.
The devotees are requested to make note of the changes and co-operate with TTD.