Known all over the country for the sacred Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati is located in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is actually located in Tirumala along with a number of other temples, though Sri Venkateshwara Temple or Tirupati Balaji is the main attraction for visitors. Tirumala is always bustling with energy owing to the many tourists as well as the number of festivals celebrated here. Legend has it that one should visit Sri Varahaswami temple before visiting Sri Venkateswaraswami. Varahaswami owned the seven hills and agreed to give them to Sri Venkateswaraswami with the demand that he too should be worshipped. And for this, Sri Venkateswaraswami asked his pilgrims to visit the Sri Varahaswami temple before visiting him. For first timers there are a few things you should keep in mind including appropriate clothing, no alcohol and carrying extra locks for your rooms as well as vehicles. Before visiting the temple, you'll need darshan tickets, which are available at various TTD counters across the country. A beautiful place with immense spiritual energy, Tirupati is a must visit.
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This beautiful waterfall is in the Venkateshwara National Park in the Tirupathi Region. The waterfall is surrounded bhy lush greenery, dense forests and rich flora which makes each part of this place look immensely beautiful. The waters of the fall are said to be filled with therapeutic values due to the goodness of of medicinal plants and herbsinfused in the waters. This place has also been declared as a Bio Reserve in the year 1990 due to the presence of the herbal plants here. As you drive up this place you will come across many tall and shady trees with exoyic birds and monkeys too. Canopy walks are a major activity that you can enjoy out here. Lord siddheshwara Swamy temple is a beautiful temple that attracts many vosotors annually.
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple
The most famous temple which spreads in an area of 2.2 acres. This is located on the seventh hill of Tirumala Hills. If you plan to visit the temple in a general line, be prepared for a marathon and the tug of war competition as the Darshan is similar to these games. People have a lot of faith and indeed the temple is very beautiful but it is always flooded with the devotees. You would also see a lot of security arrangements and various other arrangements done to make sure no one faces any issue. The temple is located on the south of the holy Swami Pushkarini River. People who have the faith in Balaji, feel at peace when they are here, donate a lot of precious stuff also there is a strange practice of donating your hair here. The temple is considered most divine. It is the second most frequented shrine all over the world, the first being Vatican. It is also one of the richest temples in the world.
ISKCON is the International Society for Krishna Conciousness and the temple in Bangalore is dedicated to Lord Krishna of course. The temple is situated on a hillock also known as the Hare Krishna Hill. The temple is built in a neo- classical style with typical South Indian temple Gopurams in it. There are 4 gopurams inside the temple which are joined by a glass canopy which looks spectacular. This temple was built to mark the birth anniversary of Sri Prabhupada, the founder of the whole community. The peaceful atmosphere and the continuous chanting of "Hare Rama, Hare Krishna" is extremely soothing. There is also a separate prayer hall, vedic theatre, vedic museum and lecture hall in the temple. There is an average footfall of around 8000- 10000 people everyday and this goes up to 15000 or even more on weekends. The main festival celebrated here is the Krishna Janmashtami.
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
This is a beautiiful temple and a seat for the Vaishnavite in the hill city of Tirumalai in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Sri Venkatehswara, a form of Lord Vishnu who is said to have had appeared over here to save the people from the bad effect of Kaliyuga. The temple is thus also known as the kaliyuga Vaikuntham. The other names of the temple are Tirumala Temple, Tirupathi Temple and Tirupathi Balaji Temple. The Seshachalam Hills known for the presence of the seven heads of the huge snake named Adishesha is a place of natural beauty overlooking the temple. The temple itself lies on the seventh and last peak formed out of the head of the snake. The Pushkarini holy tank is also situated just on the side. The temple is in the Dravidian Architecture and is the richest temple in the whole world. This is mainly due to the amount of donations it recieves every year.
The word literally means a "Garkand of rocks" in Telegu and it is a natural arch made of a beautiful setting of rocks. This is in the hill city of Tirumalai and just about a kilometer and a half from the Venkateshwara Temple. This piece of geological wonder was discovered by a group of people who came here for the official work of findong out some geological fault. This structure is assumed to date back to more than a million years. Some people believe this is derived from the heads of the huge serpent Adishesha who was also the reason for the seven peaks around. There is at present a park with the same name circling this formation. the park is an ideal place for relaxation amidst the immense natural beauty and the pleasant weather of the hilly region.
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
This is one of the most inportant temples of the holy city of Tirupathi in the Chittoor District and is dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi. A visit to this temple is must on your trip to this region. The temple is old and the walls, ceilings and dome are intricately carved with stone word. The sanctum sanctorium is where the idol of Goddess Padmavathi is placed. The temple is wheelchair accessible and thus a huge advantage for people who are specially abled as well. The time for arti is a visual bliss for all.