Tirumala Tirupati Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple will be closed for Lunar Eclipse, 31 January 2018 (Chandra Grahanam). Chandra Grahanam begins in the evening and ends in the night of 31 January 2018.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has decided to close the temple in the day, 11 AM till 9.30 PM during the Chandra Grahanam.
As per the press release by TTD….
Following total lunar eclipse on January 31, the hill shrine of Tirumala gets closed from 11am till 9:30pm on that day.
The eclipse time is between 5:18pm till 8:41pm on the last day of January. But as per tradition in Tirumala, the temple door usually gets closed 6hrs before eclipse time.
The temple doors reopens at 9:30pm and pilgrims will be allowed for darshan from 10:30pm onwards upto 12midnight after performing suddhi, punyahavachanam and other temple sanctifying rituals.
TTD has cancelled Kalyanotsavam, unjal seva, arjita brahmotsavam, vasantotsavam, sahasra deepalankara seva on January 31 following lunar eclipse.