Tirumala Tirupati Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple will be closed for Lunar Eclipse, 27 July 2018 (Chandra Grahanam). Chandra Grahanam begins in the night and ends in the early morning of 28 July 2018.
In view of total Lunar Eclipse on July 27, the temple doors of Sri Tirumala Temple will be closed in the evening.
Meanwhile the Lunar Eclipse occurs at 11:54 PM of July 27 on Friday and lasts till 3:49 AM on July 28 on Saturday. Usually the temple doors will be closed six hours prior to the Grahanam muhurtam.
The Temple doors of Sri Tirumala Temple will be closed by 05:00 PM on July 27 after performing night kainkaryams and naivedyams. After conclusion of Lunar Eclipse the Temple Doors will be reopened by 4:15 AM on Saturday with Suprabatham followed by conduct of Punyahavachanam and other daily rituals.
TTD has cancelled Arjitha sevas such as Kalyanotsavam, Unjal Seva, Brahmotsavam, Vasantotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Sevas on July 27 in view of Grahanam while Suprabatham, Thomala and Archana Sevas will be performed as Ekantham on July 28.