Chilkur Balaji Temple, popularly known as "Visa Balaji Temple". Devotees do eleven Pradakshinas here and make a wish mainly for Visas. Once their wish is fulfilled, they come and do 108 Pradakshinas thanking the god. The Pradakshinas in Chilkur Balaji Temple have been stopped for a year and a half due to Covid-19.
The temple committee has given the opportunity to the devotees to do Maha Prakara Pradakshinas at the Chilkur Balaji Temple in the wake of COVID cases being in control. In the past, devotees used to make 11, 108 rounds around the main sanctum sanctorum of the temple during normal conditions. However, the temple was completely closed for the devotees during the Lockdown.
Later, the devotees were allowed but Pradakshinas were not allowed. Maha Prakara Pradakshina is doing around the main temple. Chilkur's main priest, Ranga Rajan explained to the devotees that one Maha Prakara Pradakshina around the temple is equal to 11 rounds and eleven such Maha Prakara Pradakshinas are equal to 108 rounds.
He made it clear that as long as the pandemic is here, the Pradakshinas inside the temple around the main sanctum sanctorum of the temple would not be allowed. Maha Prakara Pradakshinas are being allowed since last Wednesday and thousands of devotees have flocked to the temple and are doing the Maha Prakara Pradakshinas.