In view of the Partial Solar Eclipse of 26 December 2019, Bhadrachalam Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple will remain closed for several hours on Thursday.
The main entrance of the shrine will be closed at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday night as per regular timings.
The doors of the temple will be reopened at 12 noon, instead of 4.30 a.m. as per the daily schedule, on Thursday.
However, devotees will be allowed for darshan of the presiding deity of the shrine from 3.30 p.m. onwards later in the day after performing certain purification rites such as Samprokshana, Shanthi Homam and Aaradhana — besides Tiruppavai seva kalam and nivedanas associated with Dhanurmasam, temple sources said.
Sources added that Nitya Kalyanam will not be held at the temple on Thursday due to the partial solar eclipse.