The plans for the Salakatla and Navaratri Brahmotsavams at Tirumala were reviewed by the JEO Shri Sreenivasa Raju, with all the HODs at Annamaiah Bhavan. All the respective Heads of the Departments were instructed to gear up and be ready with an action plan for making arrangements for these widely coveted special events at Tirumala. Since there is ample time, excellent arrangements can be made for the devotees by proper planning.
Trial runs of all the important Sevas like model Garuda Seva and maintenance of the Nityakatla Samarpana and Vishesha Samarpana jewels and Vahanams like Suryaprabha Vahanam were also planned. The officials were directed to effectively utilize the services of the Srivari Sevakulu, NCC cadets and scouts and guides during these mega events. Other items of importance like the operational plans of buses on ghat roads and the garden wing etc were also reviewed.
As there are going to be twin Brahmotsavams this year, TTD expects the pilgrims to be distributed between the two occasions. However, they are expecting an increased number of pilgrims during the Navratri Brahmotsavam that coincides with the Dussera holidays.