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Over 37 lakh have darshan during Srivari Seegra program: TTD EO

Wed 20th Oct 2010 09:29 AM
Over 37 lakh have darshan during Srivari Seegra program: TTD EO
Over 37 lakh have darshan during Srivari Seegra program: TTD EO

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s Executive Officer I Y R Krishna Rao on Wednesday stated that 37 lakh devotees had the darshan of Lord Venkateswara under the Srivari Seegra Darshan programme.

Talking to media persons on the occasion of completion of one year of Srivari Seegra Darshan programme, the Executive Officer revealed that the Devasthanam earned revenue of Rs 117 crore under the scheme.

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He said the Srivari Seegra Darshan programme was rechristened as Srivari Special Darshan.

Mr Krishna Rao said the TTD has decided to implement Srivari Laghu Darshan on Tuesday and Wednesday from now onwards on trial basis. Under the system, devotees are allowed to have the darshan of the presiding deity from a distance i.e., Jaya and Vijaya point. 

He said the management was contemplating to drastically reduce the issuance of VIP break darshan tickets and utilise the darshan timings thus saved, for the benefit of the ordinary pilgrims.

The EO said the management was exploring ‘ways and means' to get closer to the ordinary pilgrims by streamlining the administration.

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