Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Temple

In the state of Andhra Pradesh, there is a popular trust which manages Venkateswara tirumala tirupati and other more than 11 temples of this state and worldwide known as “Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. This trust manages historical & new temples which are built by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams itself.

India has various spiritual & ancient cities, Trirupati is among those popular cities. This pilgrim is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that Lord Vishnu chose Trirupati Dham as an alternative to his home “Baikunth dham.” The most popular thing of this beautiful place is “Tirumala Venkateswara temple.” This temple is situated nearby Trirumala hills.

Major Temples Managed by TTD in Tirupati

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams manage many temples in Tirupati and all over India. TTD also manages Ohio which is the temple of Lord Venkateshwara built in the United States. Here we have described the famous major temples of Tirupati which are managed by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.

  • Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala
  • Padmavathi Temple, Tiruchanur
  • Alipiri padala mandapam
  • Govindaraja Temple, Tirupati
  • Kapileswara Temple, Kapilatheertham
  • Kodandarama Temple, Tirupati
  • Kalyana Venkateswara Temple, Srinivasamangapuram
  • Vakula matha Temple, Perur
  • Surya Narayana Temple, Tiruchanur
  • Prasanna Venkateswara Temple, Appalayagunta
  • Varahaswamy Temple, Tirumala
  • Kodandarama Temple, Chandragiri
  • Sri Bhu Sametha Venkateswara Temple, Thondamanadu
  • Srinivasa Temple, Tiruchanur

History of Tirupati Balaji Temple

“Tirumala Venkateswara temple” is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The hills of Tirumala have seven peaks and this temple is situated on the seventh peak of this hill. Every year many devotees visit this place and worship Lord Tirupati. The most important part of their visiting place is donation. Donation of Tirupati Dham has its own importance that’s why every year approx. 30-40 millions of devotees visit here and donate cash in this temple.

As per Hindu mythology, Tirupati is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. When Goddess Laxmi left Vishnu after a fight & settled on earth, Vishnu followed her and shifted to Tirupati from Baikunth Dham. Lord Vishnu tried to search for Goddess Laxmi but he could not find her. During his search, Lord Vishnu met Padmavathi, who was the daughter of the King of Seven Hills of Tirumala. They fell in love and decided to get married. Padmavati was the incarnation of goddess Laxmai, Lord Vishnu sent a proposal to the father of Padmavati for marriage.

The King, Padmavathi’s father, asked for a huge bridal price for that marriage. To pay for his wedding, Venkateswara decided to borrow that sum from Lord Kubera who is considered to be a treasurer. Kubera helped him by providing that sum with a tenure which was “the loan was supposed to be 1000 years (One Yuga).” The amount borrowed by Lord Vishnu was 1.4 million Ramamudra coins.

According to literature, as per the loan agreement, Lord Vishnu is supposed to pay back the loan till the end of this Yuga with the help of his devotees. This is the reason why so many devotees donate huge amounts to the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam every year.

The First temple in Tirupati was built by King Thondaiman, in the 8th century, all temples are built in Dravidian architecture which is believed that these temples were constructed over a period of time starting from 300 AD.

Annual Donation Received by Tirupati Balaji Temple

Every year more than 30-40 millions devotees visit Tirupati Balaji Temple and donate huge amounts to the Tirumala Tirupati Temple. In 2020 a sum of Rs. 12 crores was deposited in the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam temple from the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

As per this story which we have described above Devotees of Tirupati help Lord Vishnu to pay his loan to Lord Kubera. Tirupati Bala ji is the richest temple in the world which receives a huge amount of donations every year. It is believed that deity of Lord Vishnu will be remain till the end of present Kali Yuga,

Where to Worship First in Tirupati?

As per local guides of Tirumala Tirupati, it is believed that devotees must worship Sri Varahaswami before Vanketeshwara (Balaji temple). That’s why when you are going to visit Tirupati Balaji, take more time to visit so you can worship in other temples of Tirupati.

Before you go to worship Tirupati Balaji temple, you must visit Sri Varahaswami Temple, which is just near the Bala ji temple. A visit to Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple will give you positive vibes and blessings which will make you feel amazing.

Visiting Time of Tirupati Balaji

The Tirupati Balaji temple is open from 2:30 AM to 1:30 AM for worship and Darshan. The Darshan fees of this temple are free for Sarva Darshan, Rs. 300 for Special Darshan and Rs. 500 for VIP Darshan

Interesting Facts of Tirupati Bala Ji Temple

Tirupati Balaji temple is popular for its amazing history, and other beliefs all over the world. There are some secret facts which you must know about the Tirupati Balaji temple, so just have a look on interesting facts of Tirupati Bala ji temple.

Idole of Tirupati is alive: It is believed that the idole of Tirupati is still alive because when you place your ear on the back of the main idole of Tirupati, you will hear the roaring sound of the ocean.

Tirupati temple was closed for 12 years: There was a king of unknown name who killed 12 people for a crime committed by those people and hanged them on the gates of Tirupati Balaji temple. That’s why this temple was closed for 12 years.

Goddess Laxmi still lives in the heart of Tirupati: There is evidence that Goddess Laxmi still lives in the heart of Tirupati. The priests in Tirupati said that at the time of NijRoop Darshan on every Thursday the main idole of Tirupati is decorated with white wood paste. After removal of that past, the imprint of Goddess Laxmi left on the heart of Lord Tirupati.

There is a secret village in Tirupati: Every offering for worship Lord Balaji like flower, garland, honey, milk, butter etc. comes from a secret village of Tirupati. No outsider is allowed to enter this village, not even in 21 century. This village is 20 KM far from the Tirupati Bala ji temple.

Places to Visit Near Tirupati Balaji Temple

Apart from religious centers, there are various places to be explored by nature lovers, adventure freaks and history lovers in Tirupati. You can spend 3-4 days in Tirupati and visit all these places to enjoy your trip to Tiripati.

Sri Venkateswara National Park, Tirupati

Sri Venkateswara national park, Tirupati was built in 1989 & declared as national park in 1998. The area of this park is 354 sq. km which is home of exotic & endangered species like “Flying Lizard, Hyena, Golden Gecko, Nilgai and Treeshrew.” From November to February this national park is open for all visitors.

  • Timing: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM (March-Aug), 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Sep-Feb)
  • Entry fees: Rs. 50 for adults, Rs. 10 for children
  • Safari fees: Rs. 50 for adults, Rs. 30 for children

Talakona Waterfalls, Tirupati

The Talakona waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in India as it falls from the height of 82 meters. This waterfall is situated inside of Sri Venkateswara national park, it is believed that this waterfall has healing properties because it is enriched with herbs and medicinals plants. You can experience rich flora & fauna in the surrounding waterfalls.

Deer Park Tirupati

If you are a nature lover or photographer Deer park of Tirupati is the perfect spot for you. In this park, you can frequently spot deers and can feed them from your hands. Deer park is paradise for nature lovers and wildlife photographers. After having spiritual vibes from visiting temples you can spend some time with nature and refresh yourself.

  • Timing: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
  • Entry fees: No entry charges

TTD Garden

The TTD garden is one of the best places to visit in Tirupati to spend some quality time with family. This garden is spread over 460 acres which has more than 200 varieties of mutated & hybrid flowers. Everyday approx 500 Kg flowers are supplied by this garden to Tirupati temple. Inside this garden you can find some beautiful sights and ponds which will make this garden attractive.

  • Timing: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Entry fees: Free entry

Chandragiri, Tirupati

The ancient town of Tirupati, “Chandragiri '' is built on a massive rock and at the height of 183 meters. You can visit Rani Mahal and Raja Mahal of this town. Raja Mahal is now transformed into an archeological museum where you can witness the finest artifacts of architecture of Vijayanagar. If you are a history lover and researcher, this place is perfect for you.

  • Timing: 10:00 AM - 8:45 PM (Friday closed)
  • Entry fees: Rs. 10 for everyone

Srivari, Museum

Srivari Museum shows the initial phase of Tirumala when it was being built by sculpture, artifacts, photographs and scriptures. If you wish to know the history of Tirumala Tirupati temples, you must explore this museum which is open throughout the year for all visitors.

  • Timing: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Entry fees: There is no entry fees

How to Reach at Tirumala Tirupati

Tirumala Tirupati temple is well connected through road, rail and airways. You can travel this pilgrim as per your convenience and budget. If you have a low budget that you can afford only a train or bus then a train is the best option. Tirupati railway station connects with Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and other cities from Tirupati.

To travel via bus APSRTC, SETC or KSRTC are the best options which connect major cities with Tirupati. If you choose to drive from nearby cities of Tirupati then NH 205 is the best option.

To save time the best way to travel to Tirupati is flights. Tirupati Airport serves only domestic flights to Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Varanasi, Madurai, Hubli, Bangalore, Kolhapur. If you wish to visit Tirupati from abroad then you should take flights to the international airports like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, from there you can travel to Tirupati.

Major Airlines for Tirupati

The major airlines which operate their flights to & from Tirupati are Air IndiaVistaraAir AsiaSpiceJet, Jet Airways, Indian airlines. These airlines provide regular and low cost flights to domestic cities of India such as Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Hubli, Kolhapur etc.

If you wish to get a cheap flight ticket to Tirupati then Travolook is the best option for you. You can explore the Travolook best offers for your trip and avail some cashbacks offers. To get more information about the Tirupati flights you can get in touch with our support team.

A visit of Tirupati will refresh your body, mind & soul with its positive and refreshing vibes. For a comfortable and hassle-free travel experience you must choose affordable and best flights to Tirupati which you can book from Travolook.

When you go for the worship in temples of Tirumala Tirupati then you must be aware that you are not wearing inappropriate dresses, not having alcohol or non-vegetarian food. Cameras and mobile phones are also prohibited inside the temple’s surroundings. At the time of entering the temple, devotees should not wear flowers or have litters. Hope your trip to Tirumala Tirupati would be great and bring you lots of experiences.

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