Tirupati Temple Reviews
tirupati temple , india Apr 22, 2010
tirupati temple or gold temple
1. around 25 km from tirupati city airport
2. ENTERY TICKET Rs 50 & 300 v.i.p charge
3. around 6 hours to see the main room of temple ( walk )
4. cheap food
5. south indian food
6. near tirupati soe more temple to see
hair cut rooms must see place
Legend Behind the temple
Lord Venkateswara or Balaji is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu himself. It is believed that he came to reside on the southern bank of Swami Pushkarni, a tank which passes by Tirumala.
The seven hills around Tirumala-Tirupati are also known as Sapthagiri after the seven hoods of Sheshnag – the cosmic serpent. The temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatadri.
According one legend, as Saint Ramanuja born in 11th Century AD climbed the seven hills of Tirupati, Lord Srinivas- another name for Lord Venkateswara- appeared before him and gave him his blessings. And after that he is believed to have been blessed to live till the ripe age of 120 years to spread the gospel of Sri Venkateswara.
People are encouraged to visit Tirumala on the day of Ekadasi in the month of Vaikunta, at which time all pilgrims in the abode of God will be forgiven of all their sins. They also would definitely attain salvation after they die, it is believed.
In Tirumala most people stay for free in the huge dormitories around the temple. There are rooms in guesthouses and cottages available on rent too at various rates offering various degrees of comfort and luxury. All bookings have to be made with the Central Reception Office of the TTD. Off-season you can reserve up to a month in advance by sending them a letter and a draft for Rs. 100.
Tirupati has a whole range of hotels, air-conditioned or otherwise, pricey and inexpensive.
A bus service is operated between Tirumala-Tirupati, in addition there are free buses which travel and in and around Tirumala.
APSRTC runs bus services from the airport to Tirumala and back for the benefit of air passengers.
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