Uttara Dwara Darshanam began in Brahma Muhurtham at Tirumala Tirupati Temple on Vaikunta Ekadashi, 21 December 2015..Compliments poured in the temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTDs) from pilgrims for the elaborate arrangements made for the big fete and also commencing darshan to common pilgrims half an hour in advance on the auspicious Vaikuntha Ekadasi day. The Vaikuntha Dwara Darshanam for Sarva Darshan pilgrims commenced by 3:30am itself on Monday.
The pilgrims expressed immense satisfaction over the hassle free darshan, Annaprasadam, temporary shed arrangements.
According to Dr Sudhir from Vijayawada who came also got with his family said, from the past seven years we have been coming for Vaikuntha Dwara Darshan. For the first we felt very happy with arrangements made by TTD in all areas. Especially we never expected that we will have Vaikuntha Dwara darshan on this auspicious day in Brahma Muhurtha itself during this holy Dhanurmasam. We feel it as double Dhamaka”, he added.
EO, JEO INSPECTS ARRANGEMENTS:
Meanwhile Ttd EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao and Tirumala Jeo Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju personally monitored the arrangements at various phases and instructed the officials of concerned departments to see that pilgrims are not put to any sort of inconvenience.
CHAIRMAN COMPLIMENTS TTD:
Ttd Trust Board Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy complimented the TTD mandarins for the elaborate arrangements for the twin day fete. He said TTD has kept its word of providing early darshan to devotees on Vaikuntha Ekadasi day.
GREEN CARPET WECOME TO DEVOTEES:
The green carpets with well built queue lines arranged in Narayanagiri Gardens by Engineering department along with temporary mobile toilet units, for the pilgrims who came to Tirumala on foot enabled them take rest with patience till their turn for darshan is arrived.
The slot to slot food arranged by Annaprasadam department, distribution of food packets by water wing, impeccable services by 2700 Srivari Sevakulu enabled the pilgrims to have a memorable darshan.
VERTICAL GARDENS PROVIDES CYNOSURE ON V-DAY
The verticals erected on Mahadwaram premises by TTD Garden department for the first time on an experimental basis for the occasion proved to be a cynosure to devotees.
Apart from this Vaikuntha Dwara Darshanam theme arranged by the wing adjacent to Vaibhavotsava Mandapam also stood as a special attraction.
The electrical illuminations for the entire Prakaram and some mythological themes added the beauty of Tirumala temple.
Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana, Acting Chief Justice of AP High Court ustice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale, Union Minister Sri Sujana Chowdary and other Ministers of AP also took part.