The TTD today announced that the tokens for the free darsans (Sarvadarsanams) of Tirumala's Venkateswara temple would be issued to devotees hoping to visit the temple on January 4, today at midnight (January 2) at the ticket counters in Vishnu Nivasam and Bhudevi Complex.
The tickets, issued free of cost to the pilgrims, will be given out after they show their Aadhaar cards or voter ID cards to the issuing officials.
The service will allow the pilgrims to choose the time of their darsans according to their convenience.
Keeping in mind the health risks posed by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the TTD reminded the devotees to visit the counters wearing masks, carrying sanitisers, and complying with all the required social distancing protocols.
The TTD has taken several measures to ensure that the devotees of Lord Venkateswara can visit the temple despite the pandemic. However, it has placed strict limits on the number of visitors
who will be allowed to enter the temple premises, in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Despite this, a sea of people thronged the temple city for the annual Vaikuntha Dwara Darsanam. The temple attracted nearly 44,200 devotees on Wednesday. This rush is expected to subside only after January 3, the last day of the Vaikuntha Dwara Darsanams.