Tirupati temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from the trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.
The temple is located on the Tirumala hill, one of the seven hills that surround the city of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh state. The hill is considered sacred and has many legends associated with it.
The temple is one of the eight Svayam vyakta kshetras (self-manifested temples) dedicated to Vishnu, where the deity is said to have manifested himself without any human intervention.
The temple is also known as the spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh and attracts millions of devotees every year from all over the world. It is estimated that the temple receives 30,000–40,000 pilgrims daily, and on certain days, that number has been as high as 75,000. The annual number of pilgrims ranges from 10 million to 40 million, depending on the festivals and events.
The temple is also the richest Hindu temple in India in terms of revenue generated, grossing Rs 368.38 per second in form of devotee offerings to the Srivari hundi last year. The Governing Board of Tirumala’s ancient Lord Venkateswara Temple has estimated an income of Rs 3,096.40 crore in the annual budget of 2022-23. The income sources include donations, offerings, sale of darshan tickets, Arjitha sevas, hair tonsuring, laddu prasad, gold deposits, bank deposits, and properties across India.
The temple also offers various online services for devotees such as TTD online booking for darshan, accommodation, sevas, donations, e-hundi, e-publications, e-sudarsanam, etc. You can visit their official website
https://www.tirumala.org/ for more details.
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To Book TTD Online Tickets for Tirupati Balaji Darshan:
Tirupati Balaji, also known as Lord Venkateswara, is one of the most revered Hindu deities and the presiding deity of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) temple in Andhra Pradesh. Millions of devotees visit the temple every year to seek his blessings and offer their prayers. However, due to the huge rush of pilgrims, getting a darshan of the Lord can be a challenging task. That’s why TTD has introduced online booking services for devotees who want to have a hassle-free and convenient darshan experience.
TTD online booking is available at https://tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in/, where you can book various services such as seva, special entry darshan, accommodation, donations, hundi, publications, etc. In this blog post, we will focus on how to book Rs 300 special entry darshan tickets online, which are also known as Seeghra Darshan tickets. These tickets allow you to have a quick darshan of the Lord without waiting in long queues.
Here are the steps to book Rs 300 special entry darshan tickets online:
Visit https://tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in/ and click on “Login” on the top right corner of the homepage.
Enter your mobile number, captcha code and click on “Generate OTP”. You will receive a six-digit OTP on your registered mobile number.
Enter the OTP and click on “Login”. If you are a new user, you will have to register by providing your name, email ID, address and other details.
After logging in, click on “Services” on the top menu bar and select “Special Entry Darshan”.
You will see a calendar showing the availability of slots for different dates and timings. Choose a date and time slot that suits your convenience and click on “Book Now”.
You will see a page showing the details of your booking such as date, time, number of persons, amount, etc. You can book up to 10 tickets per transaction. Enter the names, age and photo ID proof details of each pilgrim and click on “Continue”.
You will be redirected to the payment gateway where you can pay the amount using your debit card, credit card, net banking or UPI. The ticket price is Rs 300 per person plus GST and convenience fee.
After successful payment, you will receive a confirmation message and an e-receipt with a QR code on your registered mobile number and email ID. You can also download or print your ticket from the website.
You will have to report at the entry point (ATC Car Parking Area) at least one hour before your booked slot time with your original photo ID proof and e-receipt. You will have to scan the QR code at the entry point and proceed for darshan.
Some important points to remember while booking TTD online tickets are:
The online booking opens 120 days in advance and closes 24 hours before the slot time.
The tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
The pilgrims should follow the dress code prescribed by TTD. For men, it is dhoti or pyjama with upper cloth or formal pants and shirts. For women, it is saree or half-saree with blouse or churidar or salwar kameez with dupatta.
The pilgrims should not carry any electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, cameras, etc. inside the temple premises. They should deposit them at the free cloak rooms available near the entry point.
The pilgrims should maintain discipline and decorum while having darshan and follow the instructions of the temple staff and security personnel.
We hope this blog post has helped you understand how to book TTD online tickets for Tirupati Balaji darshan. If you have any queries or feedback, please feel free to comment below. Thank you for reading and happy darshan! 🙏