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Nat Geo’s docu to give viewers an inside view of Tirumala Tirupathi temple

MUMBAI: On 27 March at 9 pm, National Geographic will air a documentary ‘Inside Tirumala Tirupati’ to give viewers a 360-degree view of the temple Tirumala Tirupati.

The temple, which is an example of Dravidian architecture which dates back to the 7th century, draws around 60,000 to 80,000 devotees a day. However, this being one of the most important and sacred Hindu pilgrimage centres in the world, most of the people are not allowed inside the holy inner sanctum of the temple. Consequently, while the devotees visiting the temple come back with a blissful spiritual experience, they don’t manage to get an in-depth view of the temple.

This is about to change with the documentary. The broadcaster said that watching the documentary will make people feel that they are experiencing an actual visit to the temple, and will also reveal incredible new aspects of the temple even for those who have visited it previously.

This one hour special National Geographic documentary will give 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.

‘Inside Tirumala Tirupati’ will also unravel the stories of devotion, belief and love of the people who come to the temple. The documentary will incorporate elaborate graphics that explain the temple layout in detail re-creating the sacred inner parts of the temple, where not only cameras, but even people are usually not allowed in. It will incorporate stunning time lapses that capture the beauty of the awe-inspiring temple town of Tirumala.

Fox Networks Group creative director, India Productions ‎ Shruti Takulia said, ‘Inside Tirumala Tirupati is National Geographic’s newest India production that delivers on our promise to bring relevant and impactful stories with a high level of editorial credibility and unprecedented access to our viewers. The one hour special is a spectacular culmination of the hard work the entire team has put in, since it was no mean task to do justice to a concept so challenging and so immensely ingrained in to minds of the people, not only in India, but around the world. A heady mix of history, technology, scale, architecture and emotions – this Nat Geo Exclusive will definitely evoke a sense of wonder in the viewers.”