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 Lord Balaji Shrine Shut For 12 Hours For 'Suryagrahanam'

There was a 12-hour closure of the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala near Andhra Pradesh for the suryagrahanam (solar eclipse).

 Lord Balaji Shrine Shut For 12 Hours For 'Suryagrahanam'
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The temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala near Andhra Pradesh was shut for 12 hours from Tuesday morning to late this evening for suryagrahanam (solar eclipse).

Observing millennia-old convention, the priests and officials of the temple locked all its doors during the eclipse, an official told PTI.

After the eclipse,  the priests cleaned the temple and did special rituals to the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara, the official said.

Later, the devotees waiting since morning were allowed into the shrine, the official said.

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