Tirupati Temple Visit the famous Tirupati temple. A precious jewel of the South India, the most sacred and the richest temple in the world, and take the memorable India temple trip to Tirupati.

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Tirupati Temple

Tirupati Temple

  • Location- 67 km from Chittor in Chittor District

  • Completed- 7th century A.D. Earliest records suggest 300 BC (probable)

  • Architecture- Dravidian architecture

  • Dedicated- Lord Venkateshwara

  • Best time to visit- October to March

  • Principal Feats celebrated- Brahmotsavam, Vaikunta Ekadashi and Rapta Saptami

  • Timings- There are different timings for Darshan

  • Saturdays and Sundays- 03:00 am to 1.30 am

  • Mondays- 03.00 am to 07.30 am and 07.30 am to 07:30

  • Tuesday- 06.30 am to 07.30 am

  • Wednesday- 06.30 am to 08.00 am and 09.00 pm to 10.30 pm

  • Friday- 04.30 am to 08:00 am , 12 noon to 05.00 pm, 06.00pm to 10.30 pm

  • The timings for special Darshan (Seeghra Darshan) are as stipulated by the temple.

Tirupati Balaji Temple - The Sacred Pilgrimage

Considered as the most sacred and the richest temple in the world, Tirupati temple is situated in the town at about 67-km away from Chittoor in Chittoor district of southern Andhra Pradesh. Also known as Tirupati Balaji Temple, it is a major pilgrimage place of worship in Southern India. The temple is located on a hill at Tirumala. It is a conglomeration of seven hills known as Seshachalam or Venkatachalam placed at a height of 853m (2,800ft.) above the sea level. Pilgrims flock to the sanctum seeking reparation from former misdeeds and also with the intention of reorienting themselves with the faith.

Tirupathi Temple India - Highlight

The temple is the most popular and counted among the most visited temples in India. Situated on a hill of Tirumala, it is climbed up by pilgrims, which is not an easy task. Sri Venkateshwara temple or the Tirupati temple is the richest temple in India. It is said that people drop bags of diamonds at the feet of Lord Venkateshwara. Devotees flock this temple in huge numbers. In fact there are two lines to enter the temple; one is a free line, where you don't pay anything to get a view of the deity. But, for the second line devotees have a pay a sum of money after which they have a glimpse of the diety in lesser time and won’t have to wait for the line.

Tirupati Temple - Architectural Wonder

The ancient Tirupati temple follows the Dravidian style of architecture. The gopuram of this temple is its highlight. The 'Vimana' or Cupola, named the "the Ananda Nilayam" is placed over the sanctum sanctorum. It completely veiled with gold plate. There are three 'Prakarams' or enclosures in the temple, among them the outermost enclosure boasts of the 'Dhvajastambha' or the banner post. Apart from these, other highlights of this temple are the statues of Vijayanagara king, Krishnadevaraya and his spouse. There is also an idol of Todarmal, the minister of Akbar. The image of the temple deity represents both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Lord Vishnu is considered as the preserver whereas the Lord Shiva is considered as the destroyer in the triune of the Hindu religion.

Tirupati Temple Darshan

The Lord Venkateshwara sanctum is one of the most popular places of worship in the country. Undertaking a Tirupati Temple Darshan is no mean task. Considering that the temple records an average footfall of close to 65,000 pilgrims a day. However this does not deter the spirit of average lay faithful as there is a willingness to undertake this seemingly ardent task all costs. Each faithful is saturated with the blessed feeling that a visit to Lord Venkateshwara is liberating force and strength in the age of Kaliyuga. Devotees have to wait at times for as much as 21 hours to catch a glimpse of the diety for as much as few second before there are asked to move ahead by security guards and volunteers at the temple. There are two lines for Darshan; one is the general for the lay faithful while the second line is for the VIP Darshan. Individuals who donate money to the temple are offered a VIP Darshan. Ditinguished personalities from the world of business politics, films and sports undertake the VIP Darshan. For this purpose at time the regular devotee may have to spend as much as four hours or more waiting for their turn. However understanding the importance of religion in the daily lives of the faithful the wait for the Lord is one of anticipation and patience. Darshan begins with the suprabhatam and continues through the day with seva and utsavams.

Tirupati Temple festival

The Tirupati Tirumala Temple celebrates many festivals. However the three main festal celebrations of this place of worship include Brahmotsavam and Rapta Saptami while Vaikundath Ekadshi is one of most solemn celebration of the temple. Usually falling in the month January, on this festal day it is believed that the doors to heaven are open and pilgrims flock to the temple in search of salvation.

Tirupati Temple Trivia

The Tirupati temple is one of the richest temples in the world. The diety of this world renowned place of worship is clad with almost 1000 kgs of pure gold. The contributions made by devotees and the lay faithful account to crores of rupees. In terms of average footfall the temple welcomes close to 65,000 devotees each day which is phenomenal. Timings of the Darshan extend to 18 hours on regular days and close on 23 hours on festive days in order to accommodate devotees.

How To Reach Tirupati Temple

By Air: The nearest airport is at Renigunta(15 kms). Tirupati is connected by air with Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. From the airport you can hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw or you can take a bus to reach the temple.

By Rail: Tirupati temple is well connected by roads and proper transport services to the nearest railway station situated at Tirupati. This place is connected by rail with Hubbi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolhapur , Mumbai, Puri, Tiruchirapalli, Varanasi and Vijayawada.

By Road: To reach Tirupati temple, one should first reach Tirupati. It is linked with important cities like Hyderabad (617), Banglore (248), Chennai(151 km), Vijayawada(380 km) and Lepakshi (379 km) through good roadways.

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