Saturday, 24 November 2012

Tirupati Balaji(Sri Venkateswara) Temple in Tirupati Andhra Pradesh

Here is Some Information about Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh India.


Location : Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Dedicated to: Sri Venkateswara
Built in : 500 A.D
Coordinates : 21°21'59"N 70°20'28"E
Also Known as: Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Temple
Famous as : World's Richest Temple
Significance : Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam
Architectural: Dravidian Architecture
Nearby cities: Junagadh, dhoraji
Famous as :World's Richest Temple

More Information about  Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati is situated at 67-km from Chittoor in the state of Andhra Pradesh,India. Tirupati is one of the important pilgrim centres in India. The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak,Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill. This historic shrine of Sri Venkateswara is famous all over the country and attracts pilgrims from all over the country who stand in line for hours together to obtain a glimpse of the presiding deity for a few fleeting seconds.
The shrine is located on a hill at Tirumala,a cluster of seven hills known as Seshachalam or Venkatachalam with an elevation of 853m (2,800ft.) above the sea level. It is said to be the richest temple in the world. This temple is a vibrant cultural and philanthropic institution with a grand history spanning several centuries.
All the great dynasties of rulers of the southern peninsula paid homage to Lord Sri Venkateswara in this ancient shrine. The Pallavas of Kancheepuram (9th century AD),the Cholas of Thanjavur (a century later),the Pandyas of Madurai,and the kings and chieftains of Vijayanagar (14th - 15th century AD) were devotees of the Lord.
Tirupathi is a fine example of dravidian temple architecture. The 'gopuram' or tower of the Tirupati Temple shows a characteristic feature of Dravidian architecture. The 'Vimana' or Cupola over the sanctum sanctorum is covered entirely with gold plate and is known as "the Ananda Nilayam". The Shrine consists of three 'Prakarams' or enclosures. The outermost enclosure contains the 'Dhvajastambha' or the banner post and,among others,the statues of Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya and his consorts,and of Todarmal,the minister of Akbar.
The idol of the deity,the full figure of Lord Venkateswara or 'Venkataramana' or 'Srinivasa' or 'Balaji' has the attributes of both Vishnu and Shiva,preserving and destroying aspects of the Hindu Trinity.

History Tirupati Temple

There is ample literary and epigraphic testimony to the antiquity of the temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara.All the great dynasties of rulers of the southern peninsula have paid homage to Lord Sri Venkateswara in this ancient shrine. The Pallavas of Kancheepuram (9th century AD), the Cholas of Thanjavur (a century later), the Pandyas of Madurai, and the kings and chieftains of Vijayanagar (14th - 15th century AD) were devotees of the Lord and they competed with one another in endowing the temple with rich offerings and contributions. It was during the rule of the Vijayanagar dynasty that the contributions to the temple increased. Sri Krishnadevaraya had statues of himself and his consorts installed at the portals of the temple, and these statues can be seen to this day. There is also a statue of Venkatapati Raya in the main temple.

After the decline of the Vijayanagar dynasty, nobles and chieftains from all parts of the country continued to pay their homage and offer gifts to the temple. The Maratha general, Raghoji Bhonsle, visited the temple and set up a permanent endowment for the conduct of worship in the temple. He also presented valuable jewels to the Lord, including a large emerald which is still preserved in a box named after the General. Among the later rulers who have endowed large amounts are the rulers of Mysore and Gadwal.

After the fall of the Hindu kingdoms, the Muslim rulers of Karnataka and then the Britishers took over, and many of the temples came under their supervisory and protective control.

In 1843 AD, the East India Company divested itself of the direct management of non-Christian places of worship and native religious institutions. The administration of the shrine of Sri Venkateswara and a number of estates were then entrusted to Sri Seva Dossji of the Hatiramji Mutt at Tirumala, and the temple remained under the administration of the Mahants for nearly a century, till 1933 AD.

In 1933, the Madras Legislature passed a special act, which empowered the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) Committee to control and administer a fixed group of temples in the Tirumala-Tirupati area, through a Commissioner appointed by the Government of Madras.

In 1951, the Act of 1933 was replaced by an enactment whereby the administration of TTDC was entrusted to a Board of Trustees, and an Executive Officer was appointed by the Government . The provisions of the Act of 1951 were retained by Charitable and Religious Endowments Act, 1966.

Tirupati  Balaji Temple Architecture

There are number of small shrines inside the premises apart from the main sanctum sanctorum. The entire temple is constructed in Dravidian style. There are three enclosures which are called 'Prakarams' and a dome on the main shrine called as ''Vimana'. Other main attraction of the temple are the statues of Vijayanagara King Krishnadevaraya and his spouse. The idol of the deity, the full figure of Lord Venkateswara or 'Venkataramana' or 'Srinivasa' or 'Balaji' has the attributes of both Vishnu and Shiva, preserving and destroying aspects of the Hindu Trinity.

The Daily Rituals

It is estimated that every day around 60000 pilgrims visit the temple everyday and on any special day, the number easily touches 200000 mark. People have to wait in long queues to get a view of the deity completely ornamented from tip to toe. Devotees have to take a dip in the Pushkarini tank, the waters of which are considered sacred and highly praised in the Puranas before entering the temple. The day starts with the suprabhata darshanam as early as 3 AM and ends with the ekanta seva around 1 AM when the Lord is put to bed in a velvet mattress spread over a swing cot suspended by gold chains.

Festivals at Tirupati


The annual festival, Brahmotsavam is celebrated with great pomp and festivity for nine days in the months of September. The festival attracts pilgrims from all parts of India and abroad. The fifth and the ninth day holds the Garudostavam and the Rathotavam festivals respectively.

Tourist Attractions Near Tirupati Balaji Temple


There are many temple must visit is closed from Tirupati Balaji Temple are Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy Temple, Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Sri Padmavathi Devi Temple, Sauanrri Prasanna Venkateshwara Swamy Temple, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple , Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple, Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple.

Nearest Hotels and Restaurants of  Tirupati Balaji Temple

Hotel Raj Park Tirupati 3.0 Star Hotel
18-1-5/4, T.T.D By-Pass Road , near Nandhi Circle, Tirupati
0.4 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Woodside Hotel
20, G.Car Street, Tirupati, India
0.4 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Vihas Hotels 4.0 Star Hotel
Tirumala Bypass Road , #18-8-40/B, Leela Mahal Center, Tirupati
0.7 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Hotel Sindhuri Park 3.0 Star Hotel
14-2-118, 119 T.P. Area, Tirupati
8.3 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Pai Viceroy Hotel 3.0 Star Hotel
Tirumala Bypass Road, 18th Ward, Ramachandra Nagar, Tirupati
9.3 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

PSR Hometel
Tirumala Byepass Road, opp T.T.D. Srinivasam Complex, Tirupati
9.3 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Idli Factory
G. Car Street Tirupati
0.5 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Tiruchanoor Road Hotel Fortune Select Grand Ridge
12.6 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Minerva Coffee Shop
Near Railway Station Flyover, Renigunta Road
9.9 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Hotel Mayura
No. 209, T.P. Area
11.1 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Rainbow - Pure Vegitarian
Shilparamam Tiruchanoor Road
12.7 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Vanam Restaurants
Opp. S.V. Zoo Park
6.9 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Annamaya Restaurant
8.3 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

Bhimas Paradise
33-37, Renigunta Road
9.9 km from Tirumala Temple (Tirupati Balaji Temple)

How to Reach Tirupati Temple


By Road : Tirupati temple can be reached from Tirupati by bus services. It is linked with important cities like Hyderabad, Banglore,Chennai,, Vijayawada,and Lepakshi through good roadways.

By Rail : Tirupati temple is well connected by roads and proper transport services to the nearest railway station situated at Tirupati. It is connected with Hubbi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolhapur etc.

 By Air : The nearest airport is at Renigunta 15 km from the temple. Tirupati is connected by air with Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore.

Picture Gallery of Tirupati Temple

Temple Darshan

Google Map For Tirupati Balaji Temple



  1. This comment has been removed by the author.


    1. Người này lấy tu vi Anh Biến trung kỳ chiến đấu với Tử hệ Lão Tứ có tu vi Anh Biến hậu kỳ, cuối cùng giành chiến thắng.

      Nhưng đó cũng không phải là mấu chốt, quan trong nhất chính là khi người này giành được thắng lợi thì Tử hệ Lão lục, tu vi đạt tới Vấn Đỉnh bỗng nhiên trở về, triển khai một hồi đại chiến.

      Trận chiến này dù Vương Lâm thất bại nhưng trong mắt tất cả đệ tử của Thiên Vận Tông thì rất khác biệt.
      dong tam mu lậu cho thuê nhà trọ cho thuê nhà trọ nhạc sàn cực mạnh tư vấn pháp luật qua điện thoại công ty luật ở hà nội số điện thoại tư vấn pháp luật dịch vụ thành lập doanh nghiệp
      Ba thức sát chiêu trở thành thần thông thành danh của Vương Lâm. Đặc biệt là chiêu thức khuếch tán ra Thiên ma khí kia lại làm tăng thêm khí thế vô song của hắn.

      Loại đồn đại này, trải qua miệng của vô số người, cuối cùng khi tới tai của Triệu Tứ thì cái tên Vương Lâm trước mắt này đã hoá thành một Ma tu khát máu, không nói tới tính tình tàn bạo, chỉ cần không hài lòng liền trực tiếp g n pháp, đi Địa Tinh!
      Giọng điệu của Vương Lâm bình thản, bước về phía trước, vượt qua Triệu Tứ bước vào trong Truyền tống trận.

  2. These are very popular and beautiful places of Tirupati.You have an easiest way to book your Trip with your friends and family and you will have guidance too.
    Sharma Travels facilitates passenger commutation as well as
    cargo services across major cities in South India.