Tirumala temple to remain closed today due to Lunar Eclipse
Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 10:38 AM
The temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala will remain shut from Friday afternoon, owing to lunar eclipse that will occur tonight. As such, all arjitha sevas will be stopped, a statement released by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) said. Even prasadam and laddu counters will remain shut. The temple will reopen on Saturday morning, after cleaning. The lunar eclipse that will occur tonight will be the longest of the century. The moon will appear red in colour, and is referred to as 'blood moon.'