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Researcher Proposes Upgrade to Tirupati Temple's Queue System


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GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT, March 11, 2014 (by Prof. T. Harinarayana, Director, GERMI Research Centre): Sri Venkateswara temple on Tirumala Hills, located near Tirupati town, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh in India is well known to be the most sacred place for all Hindus . It has largest number of visitors compared any other temple in India, perhaps in the world. Although, there is no clear evidence on the history of its origin, there is evidence that it has attracted the attention of great kings since the 9th century ce. The Pallavas of Kanchipuram in 9th century, the Cholas of Tanjore in 10th and Vijayanagara pradhans during 11 to 14th developed this temple by adding various facilities for the visitors. For example, it was not easy in earlier days to visit this temple as it is located in the middle of a thick forest cover over a hill at an elevation of about 850 meters. Development of the temple included creation of approach paths in the hilly terrain and addition of other facilities both inside and outside the temple. Unlike many other Hindu temples, especially in north India, which are grossly mismanaged with disorderly way, this temple is relatively well organized.

Realizing the importance of the holy Hindu temple located on Tirumala hills near Tirupati town of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state in India, and also keeping the safety and comfort of half-a-million people visiting the temple daily an effective queue system is suggested in the present study available at "source" above. The salient points of the new queue system are - 1) to create separate entry and exit gates to the temple, 2) maintenance of single person queue throughout and 3) introduction of steps at the nearest location of the God where the persons will have darshan of the Lord Venkateswara.

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