National Geographic Inside – Tirumala Tirupati (2017)

Nat Geo Inside Tirumala Tirupati

Inside Tirumala Tirupati, a documentary about Tirumala Tirupati, brings the story behind the temple to the small screen. The National Geographic documentary premiered on March 27, giving a 360-degree view of one of the world’s most iconic temples. Inside Tirumala Tirupati unraveled the stories of devotion, belief and love of the people who come to the temple.

The documentary incorporated elaborate graphics that explain the temple layout in detail re-creating the sacred inner parts of the temple. The temple that receives 60,000-80,000 people every day is managed by hundreds of officials and priests. The documentary takes a detailed look at the priests, Jeeyars (sadhus allowed to open and close the sanctum sanctorum), the kitchens that prepare meals and laddoos for lakhs of pilgrims everyday and the trek to the temple itself. Over 50,000 pilgrims every day get a darshan of the idol at the Tirumala temple in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.

This special documentary gives viewers an in-depth access to the massive scale of operations, the technology used at various stages, the processes and the people who manage the mind-boggling number of devotees visiting this iconic temple.

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