Visit to Tirumala -Tirupathy 

19th Sep 2017

It was 3rd weekend of September , Me and my friends decided to visit Tirumala and pay tribute to Lord Venkateshwara. We were total 3 friends travelled from Bangalore to Tirupati , we got Friday night bus to go tirumala-tirupati to accomplish our wish to see Lord Venkateshwara and we started our journey .

I was very excited to offer my hair to Lord Venkateshwara and So in last i was only one who Tonsured my head .

Giving Hair in Tirumala , is a promise or vow given to the lord to offer him something, in some cases hair , in return for a favour received from him. In Tirumala, there is a long tradition of tonsuring the head in return for a favour received from the lord. The sprititual reason of Giving Hair in Tirumala is:- Hair adds beauty to one's personality and enhances vanity. Giving up hair is like letting go your ego and attachment to it which I am sure all know is not easy. Hence the inner significance of the ritual of head tonsure is to offer your ego and vanity at His lotus feet.

Tirupati is located in Indian state of Andrapradesh , this place is famous for its Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and the Lot of Pilgrimage Temple .

Places to visit in Tirupathi

Day 1

Tirumala Temple:-

Tirumala is a place where pilgrims all around world travel to worship. Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam is maintaining Tirumala & Temple in a wonderful manner. It gives us nice experience.Walk will start from First Step at place called Alipiri,

we have to climb 3500 steps which is approximately 9 kms distance from down to top .It takes approximately 4 hours to reach tirumala from alipiri ,

Deer Park:-

This is located on the way to Tirumala via Alipiri footpath. There are lot of deers located here for which we can feed if we wish through the mesh,I saw many deers here. Everybody are feeding carrots and some other vegetables to the deer. Nice place to visit

Day 2

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple:-

I went to Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple. At a little distance from the main city area, one finds the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi. One of the many sacred structures of Tirupati, this one is home to many legends and stories about the Goddess. It is great place to go.

Sri Varahaswami Temple:-

Sri Varahaswami Temple at Tirumala is situated on the banks of Pushkarni a holy waterbody .The common belief is one should take a dip in the Pushkarni and first pay obeisance to Sri Varahswamy before offering prayers at Sri Venkateswara temple.

During festivities at Tirumala long queues are there at this place ,otherwise one can get darshan within half hour or so.

Kapila Theertham:-

This is one of the famous temple dedicated to main Lord Shiva , Goddess Parvathi Devi, Lord Sri Vignaswara and others, in front of the temple there is a ghat with full of water known as Theertham, generally devotees took bath and get darshan of the God.

Papavinasam Theertham:-

Another place to visit while in tirumala. Stand under the holy water and wash away your sins. A must visit pilgrim place.