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Several People Hurt in a Stampede at Tirumala’s Tirupati Venkateswara Temple

The devotees are furious, claiming that the rush was caused by the TTD officials' incompetence

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INDIA: Several people were reportedly hurt in a stampede-like event at Tirumala’s Tirupati Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh. Initial indications indicate that a big number of devotees have been flocking to Tirumala Srivari since this morning. For the past two days, authorities from the TTD governing body have ceased providing free darshan tokens.

As a result, a large number of pilgrims stayed in Tirumala. Devotees attempted to access the temple this morning by hopping over an iron gate that had been erected. At the Tirumala temple, this resulted in a stampede-like scene.

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Several devotees were critically injured in the stampede, according to reports. The devotees are furious, claiming that the rush was caused by the TTD officials’ incompetence.

Sri Venkateswara Swami Vaari Temple, also known as Tirupati Balaji Temple, is a Hindu temple in Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, located in the Tirupati district.

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The temple is devoted to Venkateswara, a manifestation of Vishnu who is said to have arrived here to redeem humanity from the Kali Yuga’s hardships and tribulations. The Seshachalam Hills range includes the Tirumala Hills.

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