Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju along with Tirupati Urban SP Sri Abhishek Mohanty inspected thoroughly the Vaikuntha Ekadasi arrangements in Tirumala on Friday evening in Tirumala.
As a part of it they inspected the 2.35km queue line laid starting from Gogarbham dam junction near Kalyana Vedika to VQC to junction.
Later speaking to media, the JEO said, after Garuda Seva among the major religious events in Tirumala temple, pilgrims throng in large numbers on this auspicious day of Vaikuntha Ekadasi to have “Uttara Dwara Darshanam”.
“Earlier we had provided darshan to nearly 1.70 lakh pilgrims on Vaikuntha Ekadasi and Dwadasi. As the auspicious day is falling on Friday this year, due to Dhanurmasa Pujas and Abhisheka Kainkaryam, we can provide darshan to common pilgrims for 39-40 hours on Ekadasi and Dwadasi. As the pilgrims wants to have Uttara Dwara darshan on Vaikuntha Ekadasi on first day itself we will allow the pilgrims into the compartments by 10am on wards on December 28. To cope up the rush we have laid queue lines stretching up to 1.8km in Narayanagiri Gardens, Alwar Tank and a new line of 2.35km from Gogarbham Junction to VQC 2 junction for the sake of multitude of visiting pilgrims. We have also planned food and water arrangements in a big way for this important occasion”, he added.