History of Tirupati Balaji Temple

Not many of you know Tirupati is just a place in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh which embodies seven peaks of Tirumala hills and the God whom we actually visit to worship is Lord Venkateshwar at Sri Venkateshwar Temple that lies on one of the seven peaks of Tirumala “Venkatadri peaks”, hence also called “Temple of Seven hills”.

Extremely popular among tourists, Tirupati Balaji Temple is the wealthiest temple in India, has gold plated dome at the top and it is said that Lord Vishnu had taken the form of Venkateshwar (God) and has appeared on Venkatadri peak to save people from trials & troubles in Kali Yuga hence it must have to preserve throughout the Kalyuga.

According to History of Tirupati Balaji Temple, it is Built-in Dravidian architecture(one of the unique & early styles of architecture), this most sacred & largely visited temple is as old as 300 AD, has standing charismatic Idol of Lord Venkateshwar facing towards east and is mostly visited because it is the last earthly Vishnu desham among 106th listed in Kaliyug. The temple bears 640 inscriptions in Kannada, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu languages and a unique collection of 3000 copper plates of Carnatic music of famous Saint, Musician & Composer Talapakka Annamacharya forming the most valuable source of material for historical linguistics & musicologists.

Though lying in the State of Andhra Pradesh, The Venkateshwar Temple is around 435 kilometers from Vijayawada, 571.9 km from Hyderabad, 138 kilometers from Chennai, 291 kilometers from Bangalore

As per the oldest custom, devotees visiting this place donate their hair to Lord Venkateshwar to show love, respect & help Lord in repaying the loan which he has taken from Lord Kuber earlier. It is believed Lord Venkatesh blesses devotees ten times more in return for hair donated to Him.

Administered by Temple Board Tirumala Tirupati Devasathanams, The temple’s kitchen Potu prepares bigger size 175grams weighing Tirupati Laddu or Naivedhyam made from gram four, cashew nuts, cardamom, ghee, sugar & raisins to be offered as Bhog to Lord Venkateshwar.

How to Reach Tirupati Balaji Temple from Different Parts of India?

  • If you are currently at Secunderabad and planning to visit Tirupati, you may book your ticket in train number 02794 Rayalaseema Spl which runs every day with scheduled departure at 6:20 p.m. and scheduled arrival at 6:00 a.m. at Tirupati the next day.
  • If you are at Kacheguda, Hyderabad, and planning to visit Tirupati, you may book a ticket for train number 12797 Venkatadri Exp which runs every day with scheduled departure at 8:05 p.m. and scheduled arrival at Tirupati at 7:05 a.m.
  • If you are currently in Mumbai and planning to visit Tirupati, you may book a train ticket in train number 16381 Kankyakumari Express which runs every day with a scheduled departure from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, Mumbai at 3:35 p.m. and scheduled arrival at Tirupati at 3:10 p.m. the following day.
  • If you are currently in Chennai and planning to visit Tirupati, you may book train tickets in train number 16057 Sapthagiri Express which runs every day with a scheduled departure from Chennai at 6:25 a.m. and scheduled departure at Tirupati being 9:25 p.m.
  • If you are currently in New Delhi and planning to visit Tirupati, you may book a train ticket in train number 12626 Kerala express which runs every day with a scheduled departure from New Delhi at 11:25 a.m. and scheduled arrival at Tirupati at 8:58 p.m.
  • If you are currently in Patna and planning to visit Tirupati, you may book a train ticket in Train number 16360 PNBE ERS Express every Tuesday with scheduled departure at 4:30 p.m. from Patna and scheduled arrival at Tirupati at 9:45 a.m. on the following Thursday.
  • If you are currently in Ahmedabad and planning to visit Tirupati, You may book a train ticket for train number 16734 Rameshwaram EXP every Tuesday with scheduled departure at 5:15 p.m. from Ahmedabad and scheduled arrival at Tirupati at 6:08 a.m. on the following Thursday.
  • If you are currently at Ludhiana and planning to visit Tirupati, you may book a train ticket in Train Number 16318 Himsagar Exp every Tuesday with scheduled departure at 5:10 a.m. from Ludhiana and scheduled arrival at Tirupati at 1:18 a.m. on the following Thursday.

Hence, if you have not visited Tirupati earlier, make your plan to visit this Shrine next time. Why? to get blessings of Lord Venkateswar in Kalyug, to explore why it is the wealthiest shrine, to offer and try 175 gm big size Naivedhyam Ladoo, to eat a variety of south Indian dishes in Prasad cooked using solar energy by 1100 cooks, to donate gold or hair(optional) and to know about ancient Dravidian architecture with unique inscriptions.

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Wish you a Blessed Trip to Tirupati!

A Brief History of Tirupati Balaji Temple – How to Reach By Train

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