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Less Footfalls To Tirumala:- Surprisingly, there has been less footfall in the last two days to Tirumala for Darshan. The hill temple is the second place in the world after Vatican City to have a huge number of pilgrim visits every day, that is to take the darshan of Lord Venkateswara. Suddenly there was a significant decrease in the devotees thronging the temple.
On Tuesday, pilgrims with free darshans have escaped long queues and long waiting hours. They bypassed all the waiting compartments and had a very easy darshan. The temple town also saw the same situation even on Wednesday. Pilgrims are lucky they skipped staying at the Vaikuntam queue complex and directly joined the queue lines heading to the Sanctorum. Both days were lucky days for the devotees.
Generally, Tirumala pilgrims will often cross the mark of 60,000, but on Tuesday according to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), only 55,747 devotees took darshan of the Lord. Free darshan took less than four hours, whereas people with Sarva darshan tokens have a much smoother experience. Most of the devotees have skipped the regular congestion in the queue. However, the drop in footfall of the Pilgrims did affect the hundi collection, Tirumala temple collected a substantial hundi donation of Rs 4.11 Cr on Tuesday.