TTD Online Booking: Venkateswara Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
The Temple is dedicated to Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntha and the Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple. Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa. The temple is run by body Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) which is under control of Andhra Pradesh Government. The head of TTD is appointed by Andhra Pradesh Government. The revenue from this shrine is used by Andhra Pradesh government.
As India continues to witness a new decline in the fresh Covid infections, several institutions such as schools, colleges and religious places have resumed normal activities.
As a part of the new ‘unlock’ measure, the world-famous Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara has started the sale of the special entry tickets for the ‘darshan’ of the presiding deity from today. Due to heavy rush, the official website – www.tirumala.org – is facing an outage at the moment.
There is another government website – https://tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in/ – which is providing the booking facilities at the moment. The login window says that there is an ‘exceptional demand’ and hence, the delay in the login is inevitable.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) independent trust, which manages the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh, has said it will begin selling tickets for special darshan from today, October 22.
In a notice posted to the TTD’s official website, it said that the tickets for ‘Special Entry Darshan’ will be available for bookings by pilgrims from 9am. The tickets cost Rs 300 each.
Here’s your guide for booking Tirupati darshan tickets:
1: Log in to the official website of TTD i.e. www.tirumala.org. Or you can alternatively login to the government website tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in also.
2: The moment you click on the darshan booking link, the system will automatically prompt a live ticker informing you about the wait time.
3: Once you are on the main booking page, generate a login id by giving valid details. After successful payment of Rs 300, you will get a receipt that will notify the darshan date and time slot.
Before booking Tirupati darshan slots, you must know that only fully vaccinated devotees are being allowed entry at the Lord Venkateswara temple. One must carry the final vaccination certificate.
If a devotee is not vaccinated then a negative RTPCR report, which has been received not more than 72 hours before the darshan date will be acceptable. There are reports that the TTD will also open the booking window for the ‘sarva darshan’ slots from tomorrow. At present, there is a limited quota of devotees that will be allowed inside the temple in one day. But by the current trend, the TTD may decide to increase the daily visitor limit.
Further, as per reports, the Trust will also release tickets for Slotted Sarva Darshan for common pilgrims at 9am on October 23. The Hindu also reported speculation that the TTD may increase the daily quota of online darshan tickets from 16,000 per day for both types of darshan.
In September 2021, around 2.4 lakh tickets were booked in under two hours after online tickets were released by TTD for October, as per another report.