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Dress code sought for Tirumala pilgrims

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Executive Officer assures to look into the issue


Callers complain of improper queues

Scrap ‘Maha laghu' darshan, TTD told


TIRUMALA: A devotee, Nammalwar from Rajahmundry on Friday urged the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management to introduce a strict dress code for all pilgrims coming for darshan of Lord.

Participating in the ‘Dial TTD E.O.' programme Mr. Nammalwar said devotees from all over the country visit the hill temple only for darshan of the presiding deity and they don't come on a ‘pleasure' trip.

TTD Executive Officer I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, welcomed the proposal and said that the management would definitely look into the suggestion in all seriousness.

Even though the proposal was of a noble nature it may take quite a few months for it to percolate down among the devotees spread across the globe.

On the other hand several callers complained against the improper regulation of darshan queue lines inside the temple particularly after the ‘Dwajasthambham' inside the hill temple.

Mr. Rao said the temple management was exploring several alternatives to solve the perennial issue and sounded optimistic that some solution would be found soon. A couple of callers urged the TTD to scrap the ‘Maha laghu' darshan system while a few complained against the high-handed behaviour of scouts and guides inside the sanctum sanctorum.

Some complained against the ill-treatment being meted out to physically-challenged devotees at the main entrance of the temple.

Display boards

While Sridhar from Bangalore sought display boards at all the laddu counters for better guidance to the pilgrims as to which counter they should approach, Srinivasan from Chennai suggested displaying of crowd position and the approximate darshan timing outside the second queue complex for the benefit of pilgrims.

Appreciating the recent reforms introduced in the darshan pattern Venkateswara Rao from Gudivada sought quality CDs of Annamayya songs besides suggesting display of toll-free contact numbers of all the top officers.

He said this would enable devotees contact the officials concerned in case of any problems faced during the pilgrimage and bring it to the notice of the TTD management.

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