The TTD board (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam), the richest temple committee in the world, has decided to cancel the special darshan tickets. The committee has passed a resolution about the above on 15 September 2009. This may provide more convenience for common devotees to visit Lord Sri Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati. It will be good news for common people who want to visit the temple during Brahmotsavam 2009, which starts on 21st September.
- For providing more convenience and time for darshan to common pilgrims in the temple of Lord Venkateswara on Tirumala, the Board of Trustees of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has cancelled AAD and Cellar darshan tickets as well as the Rs 50 Sudharshan tickets. A decision to this effect was taken in the meeting of the TTD Board of Trustees meeting convened here today under the chairmanship of DK Audikesavulu Naidu.
- Briefing mediapersons about the resolutions of the TTD Board of Trustees, Audikesavulu said that it was decided to permanently wind up the system of AAD (Archan Anantara Darshan), Cellar and Sudharshan tickets and in their place introduce a Rs 300 ‘Shigra Darshan (quick darshan) ticket.
- Shigra Darshan tickets will be issued at Viakuntam Queue Complex and there will be a parallel line to the free ticket line. Both the lines will merge at the Vendi Vakili. The exact date of the implementation of the new system will be announced shortly.