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TIRUMALA: It is an year of ‘consolidation' ahead for the world renowned religious institution, Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD), which has ushered several unprecedented pilgrim-friendly initiatives during the past one and half year, according to its Executive Officer I.Y.R Krishna Rao.
The main thrust will be on stabilising ‘Laghu' darshan system inside the hill temple both on Tuesday and Wednesday. The two days in a week darshan will enable many visiting devotees to have darshan of the presiding deity from close quarters.
Apart from this, the decision will also enable the temple administration to bring ‘uniformity' in the flow of the visiting pilgrim crowd, which can be evenly spread on all the days during the week.
Talking to The Hindu, Krishna Rao said that the management was exploring the possibilities of introducing a ‘moving carpet' inside the hill temple to enable multitude of visitors have a quick and comfortable darshan of the deity.
On an experimental basis, the proposed moving platform will be introduced at the ‘replica' of the sanctum sanctorum of the hill temple available at Alipiri, situated in Tirupati.
If the system proves impertinent, it will be discarded once for all. But the moving platform is still one of the best alternatives left with the management in meeting the ‘future needs' of the devotees.
Undisputedly, the management will also devote its efforts to make ‘Sree Seva' a grand success. Given the several positive features, like providing all the pilgrim related facilities through a single window, which the concept has, the management is determined to launch it by end-January if everything goes as expected.
Rao said that the management will also focus its attention on considering the suggestions that poured in during the two-day national seminar organised at the TTD's Mahati auditorium. Modalities are being ‘hammered out' in giving a ‘concrete' shape to the suggestions received.
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