Actor-director-choreographer Raghava Lawrence today (April 10) extended his thanks to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam officials for introducing some plans to regulate the crowd and do away with Jarukanti system in the sanctum sanctorum.
It may be recalled that a few weeks ago, Raghava Lawrence had been to the hill shrine to offer prayers with his family. His mother was pushed inside the sanctum sanctorum and sustained minor injuries.
Lawrence had urged the authorities to change the system which results in difficulty for pilgrims who stand in long queues for over 15 to 20 hours to see and get the blessings of Almighty for just a few seconds.
On Tuesday (April 9), a senior Tirumala Tiripati Devasthanam official said that there won't be Jarukanti system. He said the crowd will not be pushed or jostled inside from now on.
Thanking the authorities, Lawrence said, "It is a good news for all. I am happy that TTD officials have taken right decision. It gives joy for lakhs of devotees like us." Raghava Lawrencea said the devotees want a good atmosphere to offer their prayers.