On account of a lunar eclipse Lord Venkateshwara Temple would remain closed during the house of the eclipse, from Thursday 5 pm to Friday morning 10 am. The information was confirmed by the sources in the TTD administration.
The holy pilgrim town, Tirumala which has tens of thousands of visitors any given day would be deserted today an house before sunset after it would be closed until early next day. Before the temple would be reopened, a holy bath for the whole temple would be performed to rid the evil effects of the eclipse. Pre-dawn rituals will precede the opening of the temple along with the regular Suprabhatam.