TIRUMALA: The Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams is making all arrangements for the most important among the torrent festivities, Tumburu Theertha Mukkoti which will be observed in Tirumala on April 6.
As the event is set to take place almost three years after the Covid-19 pandemic, the TTD is expecting heavy devotee rush in the trekking path of Tumburu Theertham. The sacred Tumburu Theertham is located in the midst of the thick Tirumala forests about seven kilometres from the Papavinasam dam. Devotees from different parts of the State trek the tedious jungle path to take a holy dip in the sacred pond on the auspicious Mukkoti day.
The devotees will be allowed for Tumburu Theertham from 6 am onwards till 5 pm on April 5 and again 5 am to 12 noon on April 6. Those who have obesity, cardiac problems, and other chronic diseases are appealed not to trek the path keeping in view their health safety and security.
The devotees are also appealed not to bring any cooking materials through continuous announcements in Radio and Broad Casting. The Annaprasadam department will supply the “Ready to Eat” food packets will be distributed at the Papavinasanam Dam to the devotees.
The Medical wing will be ready with ambulance and a team of doctors to meet any exigencies. Enough number of Srivari Sevaks to be deployed to Annaprasadam, Health, Vigilance departments to provide services to the multitude of visiting pilgrims on the occasion. The personnel from Vigilance, forest muzdoors will be deployed at certain points all through the trekking path for the safety of devotees.