Vaikunta Ekadesi: Sorga vasal to be opened for ten days in Tirupati

For the first time, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board of Trustees has decided to open Vaikunta Dwaram (Uttara Dwaram) of Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala for 10 days starting Vaikunta Ekadasi on December 25.

The objective was to provide comfortable darshan for devotees on the auspicious days. Till last year, Uttara Dwaram was only opened on Vaikunta Ekadasi and Dwadasi.

Following a petition filed by Raghavan K Tallapaka, a devotee from Guntur, that TTD is not following tradition in conduct of Vaikunta Ekadasi in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh High Court asked the TTD to take a decision after consultations with Matadipathis, Peetadhipathis and Agama Advisory Council members.