It is called Angapradakshinam and it is done at the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.
Thousands of devotees perform this ritualistic circumambulation of the sanctum sanctorum by rolling on the floor. They have been doing this since the time the temple was founded.
Many devotees perform angapradakshinam more than once. This is a bit of a bother for temple authorities, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
So, the temple authorities decided that those wishing to do angapradakshinam will have to present their Aadhaar cards so that the authorities can properly manage the ritual.
According to reports, the authorities will record the details of the devotees from their Aadhar cards and issue them a ticket.
The ticket will allow the devotees to perform angapradakshinam.
The authorities will implement the rule from July 20.
Tirumala Tirupati is one of the eight Vishnu Swayambhu Kshetras and is the world’s richest temple in terms of donations.
It is visited by around 1 lakh people daily and has a sanctum sanctorum measuring about 500 feet.