It was 3rd weekend of September , Me and my friends were very happy that we got placement in Reputed MNC company .So we 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 asked my other friends , "Are all of you joining me?" They gave a reluctant 'no' and tried to explain, "You might have some 'wish ' to fulfil, We don't have anything like that.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 .
Getting to Tirumala -Tirupati :
Sri Venkateswara Airport is located 15 km from the city centre and has regular flights to Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Vijayawada , Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru . The closest international airport is Chennai International Airport which is 130 km (81 mi) from Tirupati. Tirupati Airport is being upgraded to international airport.
APSRTC is the state owned transport service, which operates buses to various destinations from Tirupati bus station complex. The bus station comprises three mini bus stations to various destinations, such as Srinivasa bus station for west-bound destinations, Sri Hari bus station for east bound destinations and Yedukondalu bus station is utilised for bus services to Tirumala. Balaji Link bus station at Alipiri is also used for bus services to Tirumala. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams runs free buses from railway station and Central bus stand to Alipiri for pilgrims. The buses to Tirumala are known as Sapthagiri Express.
Tirupati is in close proximity with the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Hence, buses from KSRTC, TNSTC and SETC also operates their services. There are also private transport which operate in the city.
The nearest railway station is Tirupati itself , which is at a distance of 21 kilometres from Tirumala . The Tirupati Railway Station has better connectivity from all the major cities .From these point, you can either hire a cab or board the state transport or private buses wherever available.
The city is well connected to major cities through national and state highways. The National highways passing through Tirupati are, National Highway 71 which connects Madanapalle and Nayudupeta, National Highway 140 connecting Tirupati with Puthalapattu.
Places to visit in Tirupathi