Tirupati Balaji –  History Significance, Facts and Other Important Details!

The famous temple Tirupati Balaji is situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. the Tirupati temple is famous and known for Lord Venkateshwara’s temple which is one of the most visited pilgrimage centers in the country. Trimula is one of the seven hills in Tirupati, where the main temple is situated. The temple is said to be located where the Lord Venkateshwara took the form of an idol, Tirupati is one of the oldest cities in India and is already mentioned in a number of ancient Vedas and Puranas. 

Tirupati Balaji -  History Significance, Facts
Tirupati Balaji –  History Significance, Facts

The main idol is 8 feet tall idol of Lord Venkateswara the temple is spread over an area of 26 kilometers and is visited by approximately 50,000 pilgrims every day, and the temple is also known as the temple of Seven Hills. 

Let’s explore the history, according to the Bhagavad, Gita Bhagavatam of Tirumala during the Satya Yuga, Hiranyaksha’s greedy actions led to a dilemma in which the world was sinking to the bottom of the Garbhodala ocean. The Gods then went to Lord Brahma, who was praying to Lord Vishnu. Then, in the shape of Sri Varahadeva, Lord Vishnu emerged from Lord Brahma’s nose. With his tusks, he killed Hiryanaksha and raised the earth, or Bhudevi to a safe place above the Garbhodala ocean.

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Bhudevi means mother Earth; the Goddess of the Earth is a Goddess Laxmi was very happy to be reunited with her Lord Varahadeva and was requested to stay with Bhudevi on this planet Earth. And to fulfill Bhudevi’s wish, Sri Varahadeva sent Garuda to fly to Vaikunta and bring one of his favorite mountains here to Earth so that he and Bhudevi can share it. This mountain came down, and it is now known as Tirumala. It is said that the temple was built in the early 300 AD and has Dravidian architecture. The AnandaNilaym is the name of the Garbagriha. 

You know, the Hair donation at the Tirupati Balaji temple is an ancient old practice or ritual to donate their hair at the temple. After doing this, people of all ages can make their prayers and shave their heads near the temple complexes before having a darshan of the Lord. 

How to reach the temple?

Tirupati is very well connected to major cities of the country by road, train, and air. Chennai is the major nearest connecting railway station near the temple. There are some standard buses connecting Tirupati to nearby places that are very frequent and comfortable.

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