All the temples in south India are famous for their grandeur and beauty, but Tirupati Balaji temple is the most popular. Tirupati Balaji temple is located in the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh state. This temple is considered to be the richest temple in the World. As the millions are donated here every day. Tirupati Balaji is considered to be form of Lord Vishnu(venkateswara). Lord venkateswara is also recognize by other names like Govinda, Balaji and Shrinivasa.
Why do people give their hair in Tirupati Balaji?
Devotees believe that donating hair at the feet of Tirupati Balaji, fulfills the desires of the heart. According to religious belief goddess Lakshmi destroys all the sorrows of person, who gives up all the sins and bad habits in his mind. As a result, people leave all their sins and bad habits in their hair.
It is also said that Tirupati Balaji took money from Kubera, so people donate hair here to pay it off. Every day around 3 to 4 lakh devotees from many parts of the country visit this place to take blessing. After pleasing him, the grace of goddess Lakshmi, is automatically received and all our problem are removed. Tirupati Balaji’s temple is one of the most famous temple in India. Its architecture and design are the main attractions here.
Way to Tirupati Balaji:
Tirupati Balaji temple is situated on the top of the Tirumala ghat. Tirumala is hill town which is 20 km away from Tirupati Balaji railway station. The way to Tirupati Balaji is cuts through the Tirumala ghat. Tirumala ghat is one of the best ghat in south India. The exotic greenery throughout the area gives a breathtaking view.
After crossing this ghat you will get check post, where you will be allowed to enter this pilgrimage area, only after checking you and your luggage. So don’t carry any harmful stuff with you, which will puts you in a trouble. The whole campus is perfectly maintained and cleanliness everywhere .
History behind Tirupati Balaji:
In the word Tirupati,”Tiru” is Tamil word. While addressing eminent persons, they combine the word “Tiru” in the Tamil culture. It has many histories related to it’s construction. Many kings have made invaluable contributions to the construction of the Tirupati Balaji Temple, a place of reverence for all of us. The Pallava dynasty played the most important and valuable role in the construction of this temple.
After the Pallava dynasty, the Chola dynasty made a very important contribution to the construction of this temple. later, Emperor Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagar made many changes. He completely renovated the interior of this temple.
Even after this, many kings made their valuable contribution for the improvement of this temple. Later, Maratha General Raghoji Bhonsale established the administration of this temple permanently. In 1933, the temple was handed over to the Tirumala Tirupati Devsthanam’s committee as per TTD Act was passed in 1933. From then till now, all the entire system of this temple has been run by this organization.
You will be aware of the history of this land by visiting the magnificent divine temple of Tirupati Balaji. Situated on the top of the hill, in the dense forest, speckled by mountains this holy temple tempts everyone with it’s beauty. Many hotels and restaurants are available at this site. Numerous shopping markets are also available.
Where to stay:
Tirumala-Tirupati Devsthanam has luxurious hotels. You can book your hotels on TTD official website. Here you will get hotels at a very low prices.
How To Reach:
The easiest and straightest way to reach Tirupati Balaji is by train. Tirumala Tirupati Devsthan is only 20 km away from Tirupati railway station. You have to catch the train to Tirupati Balaji railway station. From railway station about only 5 min. of walking distance you will get bus stop. From here you will easily get the buses to Tirumala.
Tirupati International Airport, located in the Renigunta, Andhra Pradesh, is the closest airport from Tirupati Balaji railway station. It is around 40-45 km away from Tirumala and 20 km away from Tirupati Balaji railway station. From airport you can take cab to Tirumala Devsthan.
Tirupati Balaji railway station: 20 km
Hyderabad: 550 km
Must Visit places near Tirupati Balaji:
1.Sri Kalahasti temple:
4.Venu Gopal swami mandir:
5.Sri Padmavathi Temple:
6. sila thoranam:
Golden temple of vellore in chennai, Tamil Nadu.
It is located in the vellore city of Tamil Nadu state. It is 60 km away from Tirupati Balaji. Never forget to visit this golden temple if you are in Tirupati. You will easily get buses to Vellore from Tirupati Bus Stand. The distance between Tirupati Railway station to Tirupati Bus Stand is only 600 meters. Otherwise you can take jeep from Tirupati Balaji to reach Vellore.
Best time to visit:
There is no set time to visit this temple. You can come here in all three seasons. As we all know there is no specific time to visit the holy places. Throughout the year, you will find huge crowd of devotees at this place. But if you really want to experience the beautiful scenery of nature along with visiting this holy place, you can come here in the rainy or winter season.