December 4, 2018
Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju along with Chief Vigilance and Security Officer (CVSO) Gopinath Jetti and Chie Engineeri Chandra Sekhar Reddy inspected thoroughly the Vaikuntha Ekadasi arrangements in Tirumala on Tuesday evening in Tirumala.
Later, speaking to media persons, the JEO said the pilgrims would be allowed to enter the compartments of Vaikuntham 2 through MBC 26 gate from 10 am onwards on December 17, a day before Vaikunta Ekadasi. After the compartments of VQC 2 and then VQC 1 get filled, the pilgrims will be allowed to enter into the sheds constructed in Narayanagiri Gardens to wait before darshan.
If all compartments of Vaikuntham and sheds in Narayanagiri Gardens filled, the special shed put up in the four mada streets galleries will be thrown open for the waiting pilgrims, Raju said adding arrangements were made to nearly forty thousand pilgrims in the temporary sheds. If these galleries also get filled, then the devotees would be made to wait in Kalyana Vedika which has a holding capacity of 3,000 pilgrims and beyond this point, the pilgrims will be made to wait in the queue lines laid at New Seva Sadan building hinting that the TTD this year is expecting a huge rush of pilgrims for Vaikunta Dwara Darshan. We have also planned food and water arrangements in a big way for this important occasion”, he added.