The World famous Tirumala Tirupathi devasthanam will be closed on 16nth that is from this evening because of the Chandra Grahanam that is Lunar eclipse. The doors of the Temple will be closed on this evening and there will be no darshan till the next morning that is 17nth.
The Sri Venkateshwara Swamy darshan will be re-opened from 17nth morning according to the Temple authorities.
This is the first lunar eclipse for the year 2019. Last year also in the name of Mahasamprokshan the TTD was closed for a few days in July and the darshan of the Lord was restricted. Later the decision was reviewed on the decision of the then Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.
The TTD will remain closed from 6pm on July 16nth and will be opened on 17nth in the early hours at 5 Am. The devotees will be allowed from 11 AM on 17nth after the purification that is Shuddi ceremony.
All other temples on the hill shrine will also be closed during the Grahanam. On the whole, the Tirumala Temples will be closed for 16 hours. Temples like Bhadrachalam and Yadadri will also be closed for Grahanam. later they will be opened after purification.