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Tirupati

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Balaji Prasadam TirupatiTirupati is one of the frequently visited pilgrimage center of Andhra Pradesh, located in the Tirumala Hill range - a chain of seven hills known as Seshachalam or Venkatachalam. The most important place to see is the historic shrine of Sri Venkateswara. The temple at Tirumala is supposed to have survived from antique past. The Tirupati temple with its 'gopuram' or tower is the eventual illustration of Dravidian architecture. Smearing idols with camphor, and offering the hair of heads by making themselves shaved by accredited barbers are the significant customs in vogue at Tirupati Temple. A large array of temples scattered perfectly in the city, is the ultimate rest for Pooja, Aarti and Darshan by millions of worldwide travelers.

Sri Venkateshwara Temple: Sri Venkateshwara Temple is one of the richest temples in the world, run and managed by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). The temple allows believers of all faith to enter the sanctum of the premises of the statue of Lord Venkateshwara. Lord Venkateshwara is Balaji in north India and Srinivas for south India. The temple has approximate earning of over billion dollars in a year from contributions and donations. The money in turn is put back into the development of Tirupati that needs in flourishing the rest houses for the pilgrims (choultries) and the maintenance of the temple apart from other prime humanitarian activities. Shaving is the utmost ritual for the pilgrims in their visit to the temple. Its needs climb of 15 km, so a large number pilgrim is keen to reach the temple and being blessed by Venkateshwara.

                       This temple of Tirupati Balaji is one of the most honored and sacred shrines in the country. Millions of pilgrims reach the temple to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu, who is the patron deity of the temple. The serene and calm environs of the temple make the place look more gorgeous and stunning. Enclosed by the Tirumalai range, the temple arena is large and spacious.

Tirupati TempleKalahasti Temple: Shri Kalahasti Temple, sited at 36 kms, is popular for Vayudeva temple. Vayudeva temple is considered as the only shire dedicated to God wind. Chola king, Rajarajendra constructed the temple in the 12th century.

Narayanavanam: Narayanavanam is located 36 kms away is the abode of Lord Kalyana Venkateswaraswamy. The place is the scene of the blessed marriage between Lord Venkateswara and Goddess Padmavati.

Sri Govindarajaswami Temple:  It is also an important temple of Tirupati having an imposing gopuram that can be viewed through a distance. Sri Govindarajaswami is the older brother of Lord Balaji. His temple is the key marker of Tirupati town.

Sri Padmavati Samovar Temple:  This temple is erected just 5 kms from Tirupati. Sri Padmavati Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateshwara is worshiped here. It is said the temple of Padmavati should be visited to give make the tour to Tirupati a successful and meaningful one.



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