Tirumala Tirupati Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple will be closed for Lunar Eclipse, 16-17 July 2019 (Chandra Grahanam). Chandra Grahanam begins in the night on 16 July and ends in the early morning of 17 July 2019.
In view of total Lunar Eclipse on July 16, the temple doors of Sri Tirumala Temple will be closed in the evening.
In view of Chandra Grahanam which falls on July 17, the Tirumala temple will remain closed from 7pm of July 16 till 5am of July 17.
The lunar eclipse falls between 1.31am and 4.29am on July 17. But since it is a traditional practice to close the Tirumala temple six hours prior to eclipse, the temple remains closed from 6pm of July 16 till 5am of July 17.
But since, on July 17, Anivara Asthanam is also there, the Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam will be performed on July 16 between 6am and 11am. Following this fete, Asta Dala Pada Padmaradhana, Vasanthotsavam, Sahasra Deepalankara sevas are cancelled.
While on July 17, when the temple door opens at 5am after the Grahanam, suddhi punyahavachanam are performed while Suprabhatam, Tomala, Archana and Koluvu will be performed in Ekantam. The Anivara Asthanam takes place between 7am and 9am at Bangaru Vakili. The Sarva Darshanam commences from 11am onwards. TTD has cancelled Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Arjitha Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Seva in connection with Anivara Asthanam on July 17.