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The Lord Sri Venkateswaraswamy is the all-pervading Lord of the Universe.
Tirumala’s Balaji shrine is among the more famous temples of India.
It reportedly attracts the largest number of pilgrims for any shrine in India. It also has a reputation of being one of the richest shrines in the world.
It is managed by Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).
Places to visit
1. The Swami Pushkarini (The Sacred Temple Water Tank) :
The waters of the tank were strictly for temple purposes only - like for the God's "bath" that is a ritual/worship,Swami Pushkarini was a pleasure tank of Sri Maha Vishnu in Vaikuntham, and was brought and set on Earth by Garuda, for the sport of Sri Venkateshwara.
2. The Akashganga Waterfall :
Water is procured from this place for Abhishekam. In rainy season Akashganga's gushing waters provide a beautiful sight and a bath here at that time is really refreshing.
3. The Papa Vinashanam (cleanser of Sins) :
This came to be known as the Papavinashanam (The Cleanser of sins).
4. The Great Geological Arch (Shila Thoranam) :
During excavations in the 1980's on a mound of earth in the jungles 1 km. North of the temple where it was believed that some information lied buried about the Lord's transformation into rock, a very rare phenomenon of two different sets of rocks connected together in the form of a thin link was found. This formation is known to exist elsewhere only at the 4 fingers of Texas and somewhere in Australia.
5. Sri Varahaswami Temple :
The famous temple of Sri Varahaswami in Tirumala is to the north of the Sri Venkateshwara temple, on the banks of Swami Pushkarini.
6. Sri Venkateshwara Temple :
The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateshwara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini.The sanctum sanctorum which houses the awe-inspiring idol of the Lord of the Seven Hills is situated in the main temple complex of Tirumala. There are several exquisitely carved doorways, mandapams and shrines that you will come across inside the Sri Venkateshwara Temple complex. Inside the Temple complex main places are Padi Kavali Maha Dwara Sampangi Pradakshinam, Krishna Devaraya Mandapam, Ranga Mandapam Tirumala Raya Mandapam, Aaina Mahal, Dhwajasthambha Mandapam Nadimi Padi Kavili, Vimana Pradakshinam, Sri Varadarajaswami Shrine Potu, The Main Shrine, Sankeertana Bhandara, Bangaru Bavi, Snapana Mandapam Ramar Meda, Shayana Mandapam, Garbha Gruha, Kalyana Mandapam Sri Ramanuja Shrine, Sri Narasimhaswami Shrine, Tirumamani Mandapam Bangaru Vakili, Mukkoti Pradakshinam, Sri Vishwaksena Temple, Sri Yoga Narasimhaswami Temple, Sri Garuda Temple.
7. Sri Govinda Raja Swami Temple :
It is located near the Tirupati railway station. The month of May and June are said to be the best time to visit this temple when it celebrates the annual festival Bramhotsavam.
Shopping & Entertainment
Religious Most of the shops throughout the pilgrimage city sell frames, photos,
and idols of Lord Venkateshwara, and other things like cassettes and CDs of devotional songs, books on Hindu scriptures.
These are some of the most commonly purchased souvenirs.
Non-religiousThere are local shops where you can get piggy banks made of mud, available in different shapes and sizes, which are a big hit with kids. Other than that there are beautiful ethnic lamps, toys and woodcarvings made of whitewood and gold leaf paintings. For handicrafts you can visit Lepakshi Emporium near the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Central Reception office.
Places for fooding & Accomodation
When in Tirupati you should not miss out on the famous spicy Andhra cuisine.In Tirumala, there are a majority of vegetarian restaurants in Tirupati.
Some of the options include Guestline Days, Hotel Mayura and Tirumala Residency Hotel to name a few.
The best time to visit Tirupati is said to be June to March.If you want to be a part of the festivities and the special pujas then Bramhotsavam during September to October is said to be ideal. Otherwise, any time is the right time to visit the sacred place.
While visiting Tirupati, especially while visiting the temples.
Tirupati has hot summers and pleasant winters. Temple is open all through the year, but the best season to visit Tirupati is September to March.
• Summers (March to June) are hot with maximum temperature going up to 42°C to 45 °C, sightseeing tourists typically avoid the hot summer months April and May.
• Winters (December to February) are very pleasant with the minimum mercury level of above 15°C, most of the travelers like this season.
• Monsoons (July to September) give relief to the hot climate with medium rainfalls, Tirupati looks good during the mild showers.
October to March is ideal for sightseeing in and around apart from the temple visit. Keep a watch on heavy rains and thunderstorms in October and November. June to September offers pleasant climate with intermittent showers and is good for the temple visit as the chief festival Brahmotsavam falls in September. April and May months are hot and not suitable for outing.
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