Tirumala to be closed for lunar eclipse on July 27

Vastavam web: The temple doors of hill shrine of Sri Venkateswara Swamy will remain closed for almost 12 hours owing to lunar eclipse on July 27. As the occurrence of total lunar eclipse is evident between 11.54 pm 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 4.15 am with Suprabhata Seva followed by Suddhi and Punyahavachanam. Meanwhile, the distribution and serving of Annaprasadam to pilgrims in compartments and Annaprasadam complex will also be closed by 5 pm on July 27.

All the TTD-controlled local temples, including at Tiruchanur (Padmavathi Ammavaru), Srinivasamangapuram, Applaygunta, Sri Govindaraja Swamy, Sri Kondandarama Swamy and Kapileswara Swwamy, will be closed for darshan at 5 pm on July 27 on account of lunar eclipse.