Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, that governs the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala, has decided to introduce VIP darshan tickets for devotees who donate Rs 10,000 to the recently floated TTD run 'Srivani Trust' atop temple official said here on Monday.
A V Dharma Reddy, Additional Executive Officer of TTD said that any devotee without a VIP recommendation letter can now avail of a VIP darshan ticket by contributing Rs 10,000 to the Trust.
After making the donation, the devotee would be issued a VIP darshan endorsement letter from a counter, to be soon opened on the hills.
The TTD also decided to impose a ceiling of nine tickets per family on this system. By submitting the VIP darshan endorsement letter, the
the devotee has to pay an additional Rs 500 and avail one VIP darshan ticket at a bank's counter on the hills to have darshan the next day morning.
Preparations have begun to introduce the darshan system at the hill temple, he said, adding that initially it would be available offline and could be extended online soon.