Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage

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31st Oct 2018
Day 1

This temple is one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. It is believed that Lord Venkateshwara is the supreme of all the good things. Millions of people visit this temple. It has a special significance in the hindu mythology.

Tirupati is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Venkateshwara swamy sits on top of the hill at one of the seven peaks of tirumala hills. Tirupati is also the 'spiritual capital of Andhra Pradesh' . And it has also been named as the 'best heritage city' by the India's Ministry of Tourism.

Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju

Lord Venkateshwara is also called Lord of seven hills. The temple has acquired a special sanctity in the hindu religion. The benefits that accrue by a pilgrimage to this holy town is mentioned in the vedas and purana. Hindus all over the world believe that in kaliyuga it's possible to attain mukti by worshipping Lord Venkateshwara. The temple of lord Venkateswara is on the seventh peak venkatachala.

Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju

How to go?
There are many modes of transport to reach the destination :
If u travel by road i.e, by car/bus from Chennai (3-4)hr, Bangalore (5hr).
By train:
Tirupati railway station : there are direct train from all the metro cities.

Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju

How to reach the temple?

It has many ways, like u can either travel by bus where there is a local bus available for the transportation of people to the temple on top of the hill or you can also go by walk by climbing the hill.
Divya darshan: reaching temple by walking from foot of tirupati is called divya darshan. This walk is believed to be very auspicious. It consists of 3550 steps. You can reach in maximum of 4 hours. Before climbing the steps you can deposit your luggage at the foothills of alipiri and it will reach the top of the hill by the time you reach the top.
There is also another route for climbing the steps where you can walk from SriVari steps and it is considered as the shortest walk. As you climb the hill, you can also find small shops selling juices, biscuits and other beverages,so you won't run out of food. Free drinking water is available and toilets are also available as you climb the steps.

Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju

The temple will be really very very crowded. You can buy vip tickets before visiting the temple before few days, and you can have the darshan of the god little quicker. If not you have stand in the divya darshan queue and you have to wait for hours to get in there. I go to this temple every year and on an average it nearly takes 3-4 hours to get the darshana of lord Venkateswara. You will also get the prasadam being served inside the temple. The temple laddu is very famous there and you can buy the laddu. The temple laddu is one thing that you have to compulsory taste. It has an amazing taste.

Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Photo of Tirupati - hindu pilgrimage by Pooju
Day 2

Govindraja pattana:
It is the temple which is near Tirumala and it is very famous temple. Usually people who visit Tirumala will visit this temple and go.

Mangapatna:
This is the temple of Venkateswara's wife padmavati and this temple is also very famous and one must visit this temple.

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