Tirumala Venkateswara Temple Andhra Pradesh

Are you planning to see places in Andhra Pradesh? If yes, then you must visit Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located there. Read this article to know more about Tirumala Venkateswara Temple regarding its features, programs, timings, official website, legend, history, accommodation facilities, address, location and many more!

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a famous Hindu temple located in the hill town Tirumala, near to Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state, India. I think you have heard about this Tirumala, which is a pilgrim centre for Hindus in Andhra Pradesh. More correctly we can say that a temple of lord Vishnu in the form of lord Venkateswara. I know people all over India are familiar with this temple. Another important fact is that this popular Hindu temple is located on Venkatadri, which is one of the seven hills of Tirumala. For this reason, the Tirumala Venkateswara temple is also known as the temple of seven hills.

Do you want to know the 7 peaks of Tirumala hill? If yes, it's important to note that the 7 peaks of Tirumala hill are Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri. Lord Venkateswara, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu is the presiding deity of this temple. Remember that this lord Venkateswara is also known in other names like Govinda, Srinivasa and Balaji. I think you all are familiar with the fact that this Venkateswara temple is one of the most visited holy places in the world. Apart from this fact, the temple is considered to be the richest and most visited place of worship in the world. The Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala is also another richest temple of India.
If you want to know the programs and timings of each day in Tirumala temple, visit the official site.Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
Tirumala temple official website www.tirumala.org

History and legend of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

I know most of you are having a curiosity to know the legend and history behind this famous Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. It's important to note that in the Sri Vaishnava traditions, the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is considered as one of the 108 Divya Desams. Based on the legend it is believed that the temple has a deity of lord Venkateswara, who was a resident for the entire Kali Yuga. I have already mentioned that God Venkateswara is a form of God Vishnu. According to the history of this temple, lord Kubera with his marriage with Padmavati, credited money to lord Venkateswara, the deity of this temple. It is for this reason that devotees visit Tirupati to donate money in the donation pot so that he can pay it back to lord Kubera. For those who visit Tirupati temple to offer their prayers, the deity Venkateswara symbolizes goodness. But the important fact is that as part of this visit, pilgrims may be looking for accommodation facilities near to this temple.

Accommodation facilities near Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

  • Sreenivasam complex
    Opposite to R.T.C bus stand in Tirupati
    Tel: 0877- 2264537 / 2264540

  • Sri Venkateswara Dharmasala
    Opposite to Tirupati railway station
    Tel: 0877-2225144

  • Sri Venkateswara guest house
    North of Tirupati railway station (Non- AC)
    Tel: 0877-2264507

  • Sri Kodandarama Dharmasala
    South of Tirupati railway station

  • TTD Alipiri Guest House
    Foot of Seven hills (Non AC)
    Tel: 0877-2264502

  • Sri Govindaraja Dharmasala
    South side of Tirupati east railway station

  • Sri Kodanda Rama Dharmasala
    South side of Tirupati east railway station

  • Sri Venkateswara Dharmasala
    Opposite to Tirupati railway station

For details regarding rates and reservation, you must visit the official website.

Contact Tirumala temple

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
TTD Administrative building
K. T. Road
Tirupati 517 501
Andhra Pradesh State
Tel: Call Centre - +91-877-2231777 / +91-877-2233333 / +91-877-2277777 / +91-877-2264252
Toll free number- 18004254141
Public relation officer- Email: pro@tirumala.org
Tel: 0877-2264392
Fax: 0877-2264561

How to reach Tirumala Venkateswara Temple?

Since Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a popular pilgrim centre situated in our country, devotees are provided with certain facilities including either road, rail or air so that they can reach the destination very easily.

By road:
Tirupati town is located at a distance of 22km away from Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. So if you are travelling by road, first you have to reach the Tirupati town, where you can see two different hilly roads towards the temple. It should be noted that the first road is meant for carrying the passenger's cars while the second road is meant for walking purpose only. There are frequent bus services from Tirupati town to this temple. Between Tirupati and Tirumala, there are 4 bus stations namely Balaji link bus station, Sri Venkateswara bus station, Sri Padmavathi bus station and Sapthagiri link bus station respectively.

By rail:
Tirupati railway station is the nearest railway station to Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and is located at a distance of 27km from this temple. It should be noted that this Tirupati railway station is well connected to other major stations like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore, Dehradun, Jaipur and Jabalpur. Another fact is that trains can be boarded at Renigunta and Gutur, on the way to Tirupati railway station. Lots of bus services are available between Tirupati, Renigunta and Gutur.

By air:
The nearest airport is located at Renigunta in Tirupati town which is located at a distance of 41km from this temple. Other neighboring airports are located at Chennai (131 km), Bangalore international airport (228 km) and Rajiv Gandhi international airport (572 km) respectively.

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