Vaikunta Ekadasi 2023 Date in Tirumala & Timings

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This article will guide you through the Tirumala Vaikunta Ekadasi 2023 date, darshan details, and booking procedures, ensuring that your spiritual journey is smooth and rewarding.

Tirumala Vaikunta Ekadasi 2023 Date and Time Darshan Details, and Booking Procedure

Tirumala Darshan Time Today – Important Update

Important UPDATE

“The special entry darshan (₹300) and Acccomdation quota for December,January and February is fully booked” Including Vaikunta Ekadasi Quota

Slotted Sarva Darshan (SSD) tokens will be issued at 100 counters in nine different places in Tirupati from December 22

4.25 lakh tickets will be available

Those without tickets or tokens will not be allowed for darshan during these ten days.

The TTD has canceled all privileged darshan for specially-abled persons, senior citizens, and NRIs from December 23 to January 1. All arjita Sevas also stand canceled during this Vaikunta Ekadasi period.

The Significance of Tirumala Vaikunta Ekadasi 2023

Swarna Ratham:

On these days, Lord Venkateswara Swamy, accompanied by Sridevi and Bhudevi, embarks on a majestic procession, riding a Swarna Ratham.

Chakra Snanam:

This ritual involves the ceremonial bathing of the Lord’s sudarshana chakra before sunrise on Vaikunta Dwadasi day, which falls on 24th December 2023.

This spiritual event coincides with the end of the year, creating a unique and spiritually charged atmosphere in Tirumala.


Vaikuntam is the divine abode where the ultimate power, Sri Maha Vishnu, resides, reclining on Aadisesha, the cosmic serpent. 

Vaikunta Dwara Darshanam:

“The ‘Vaikunta Dvaram‘ gateway is exclusively opened on Vaikunta Ekadasi.

It’s believed that passing through this gateway on this day grants access to Vaikunta and liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

Devotees observe a fast on this auspicious day. Vaikunta Ekadasi and Vaikunta Dwadashi hold great importance for Vishnu devotees.

The opportunity to pass through the Vaikunta Dwaram (gateway to heaven) at Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple is exclusively available to devotees on Vaikunta Ekadashi.

After the darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy, devotees are allowed to enter Vaikunta Dwaram.

Vaikunta Ekadasi 2023 Date and Timings

Vaikunta Ekadasi Date: 23rd December 2023

Vaikunta Dwadasi Date: 24th December 2023

Vaikunta Ekadasi 2023 Dwara Entry Date and Timings

Vaikunta Dwaram Entry will be available for , from 23rd December 2023 to 1st January 2024.

Click Here: How to Book VAIKUNTA EKADASI 300 rs special darshan tickets

Special Darshan Considerations

During Vaikunta Dwara Darshan days, the following privileged darshana categories might not be available:

  • Senior citizens
  • Physically challenged individuals
  • Parents with infants
  • NRI darshan

However, limited 300₹ special entry darshan tickets will be released for online booking.

VIP Darshan and Room Bookings

VIP break darshan recommendations might be canceled during Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Only personal visits of Protocol may be considered for VIP Break Darshan.

Typically, VVIPs have darshan in the early hours, followed by Sarva Darshan or Special Entry Darshan.

Darshan Waiting Time and Accommodation

Heavy rush is anticipated on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th ,27th,28th,29th,30th, 31st December, and 1st January. 

Rooms will be allotted online and offline under current booking at the CRO office in Tirumala.

It is advisable to book rooms online.

The waiting time for Sarva Darshan could range from 24 to 36 hours.

In conclusion,

Tirumala Vaikunta Ekadasi is a deeply spiritual and significant event that draws devotees seeking Lord Venkateswara’s divine blessings.

Planning your visit, understanding the darshan procedures, and booking accommodations in advance will ensure a smooth and fulfilling experience.

May your journey to Tirumala during Vaikunta Ekadasi be filled with divine grace and blessings.


How can I book darshan tickets for Vaikunta Dwara Darshan?

Darshan tickets for Vaikunta Dwara Darshan can be booked online. Limited special entry darshan tickets are available for this auspicious event.

Is accommodation available in Tirumala

While rooms are available in Tirumala, they are limited and should be booked online.

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"The special entry darshan (₹300) and Acccomdation quota for Dec, Jan and Feb, including Vaikunta Ekadashi (quota from Dec 23rd to Jan 01st),are fully booked"

SSD tokens will be available at 100 counters in 9 location at Tirupati (4.25 lakh Tickets) From Dec 22,

From Dec 23 to Jan 1, those without tickets or tokens will not be allowed for darshan.

Sarva darshan (Free darshan) waiting time is approximately 10 to 12 hours due to high rush."