News By/Courtesy: Akshay Kumar SIngh | 30 Jan 2018 21:09pm IST

The Andhra Pradesh Government, is considering a quota system for number of visits a person can have to Lord Balaji at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in a year. Endowments minister P Manikyala Rao said, “many devotees visit the temple twice or thrice in a month, causing problem to those who come for darshan once in while or a year. He said they will seek public opinion on the matter.” The minister had suggested earlier having a ‘one Darshan per year’ system for Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.

 The quota system being proposed is the first of its kind for any religious place and it is to avoid straining the management and arrangements by the number of devotees the temple gets every month.

“The government is inviting suggestions from the devotees, media, and the public on this issue. About 70,000 devotees take the Lord's darshan every day, and that they are trying introduce more changes in the online system. The government is trying to use technology to facilitate more devotees take the darshan of the Lord”, said the minister. He also added that the system will give employment to deserving candidates on compassionate ground in the department.

The Government is also trying to make the overall darshan experience better and easy by framing new strategies like finishing the darshan in 30 minutes, and improving the online darshan facilities. The government is also mulling to change the name of endowments department as Andhra Pradesh Dharmadaya Deva Sakha.

Section Editor: Megha Bhatia | 30 Jan 2018 22:59pm IST

Tags : #temple #Tirupati #visits #every_year # TTD #quota system

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