Tirupati Balaji Temple, Andhra Pradesh

Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple located in Andhra Pradesh is very famous. Millions of people come to this temple every day to see Lord Vishnu's ancient sculpture.

This temple is of Lord Venkateswara, also known as Sri Niwas and Govinda. This temple is one of all pilgrimage sites in India.

The temple was built in the 14th century and this is an amazing example of painting and architecture. Sri Niwas, Sri Venkateswara, and Shri Balaji are considered incarnations of Lord Vishnu. He is also called Lord of the Seven Mountains.

There are many beliefs about this temple. Let me tell you briefly.

Tirupati Balaji Temple - History & Guide

Tirupati Balaji Temple, Andhra Pradesh - History, Timing, Cost

This Tirupati Balaji Temple is one of the richest temples in India. This temple is located in the Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, India. This Tirupati Balaji Temple is built on the Tirumala hills at a height of 3200 feet above sea level.

The seven mountains located in Tirumala seem like the remaining serpent of the seven-headed snack of Lord Vishnu. This Tirupati Balaji Temple is built on the seventh hill named Venkatadri.

This Tirupati Balaji Temple is always open to people of all caste, religion, and color. Here people of any kind are not supposed to go inside.

The Puranas and the rest of the old books. That Kalyug i.e. in today's time can be attained only by the blessings of Shri Venkateswara.

This temple is completely private. This temple comes under Tirumala Tirupati Devsthanam ( TTD ).

The idol of Shri Venkateswara is located in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, this womb house is in the courtyard of the main temple. There are other beautiful small temples in the complex as well -

  1. Great Gateway
  2. Sampang
  3. Pradakshinam
  4. Krishna Deoria Mandapam
  5. Rang Mandapam
  6. Tirumalai Mandapam
  7. Mirror palace
  8. Flag column mandapam
  9. Nadeemi
  10. Padikambli
  11. Aircraft flight
  12. Shri Vrude Raj Sai Porto



Tirupati Balaji Temple - History & Guide
Shri Venkateshwar God

A road named Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has also been made for pedestrians to walk on the hill. Which is very favorable for walking. Also, a special route has been made from Alipiri to Tirumala.

Only vegetarian food is available daily in the Ann Dana Hall, 1 km from Tirupati Balaji Temple, near the shopping mall in Tirumala. More than 25 thousand people come to eat every day. Let me tell you that the price is fixed by TTD in all the food shops in Tirumala.

The idol of Venkateswara and Padmavati made of sandalwood is very popular in this temple Tirupati Balaji Temple. You will see many artists near the temple who can write your names on the rice den.

Gold coins bearing the picture of Sri Venkateswara outside the temple are also sold. Those travelers buy for memorabilia.

People come here to donate their hair. Donating hair means giving up one's pride. By doing this people leave their pride to God and lead a happy life. Donating this hair is done at a place called Kalyan Katta of the temple.

Travelers here donate their hair first. Then all the travelers take bath in Pushkarni and then enter inside the temple.

Tirupati Balaji Temple - History & Guide
Tirupati Balaji Temple

The entrance to Sarva Darshanam is in Vaikuntham Complex. Here you can also buy tickets for entry. You can also visit the temple for free. You will not be allowed to go to all places with the free ticket. And if you go to visit a ticket, then the price of your ticket will decide where you will be allowed to see and for how long.

There is a special arrangement for people with disabilities as well. And helpers are always stationed to help these disabled people.

Paniyaram is a type of laddu which is one of the offerings in this temple. This Paniyaram laddu is the most famous Prasad of this Tirupati Balaji Temple. You can also buy this prasad from outside the temple.

The most prominent festival here is Brahmmotsam. Which is called the festival of happiness. This festival is celebrated when the Sun goes to Virgo. Which comes once a year in the month of September or October.

People come from far and wide to get married in this temple. And some people also come to name their newborn children.

Tirupati Balaji Temple - History & Guide
Paniyaram Laddu

History of Tirupati Balaji Temple

This temple has been built by the Vaishnava sect. This community was of people living in an equal and loving way. The description of this temple is found in many religious texts. Here, the possibility of fulfilling desire is fulfilled only by the blessing of Lord Venkateswara.

It is said that Lord Vishnu came for some time to live toward the banks of a pond named Swami Pushkarani. And then this Tirupati Balaji Temple has been built near this pond.

There is also another story that in the 11th century, Saint Ramanuja climbed the seventh hill. Then Lord Sri Niwas appeared and blessed Saint Ramanuja.

It is believed that Saint Ramanuja lived 120 years after receiving the blessings of Lord Sri Niwas. And everywhere he started promoting Bhagwan Shri Niwas.

Best Time to Visit Tirupati Balaji Temple?

The best time to visit this temple is from October to March. These days there is a huge crowd of devotees and travelers. In the months of April to June, the summer gets very hot. And in the month of July to September, there is a lot of rain.

Session Time
Suprabhatha Seva/ Angapradakshinam 2:30 am - 3:00 am
Thomala Seva (Ekantham) 3:30 am – 4:00 am
Koluvu and Panchaga Sravanam (Ekantham) 4:00 am – 4:15 am
First Archana, Sahasranamarchana 4:15 am – 5:00 am
VIP Break Darshan: L1, L2, L3 5:00 am – 8:30 am
Visesha Puja/ Astadala Pada Padmaradhanamu/
Sahasrakalasabhishekam/ Tiruppavada,
6:00 am – 7:00 am
Suddhi, II Archana, II Bell 7:00 am – 7:30 am
Sarva Darshan/ Divya Darshan/ Special Entry Darshan 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Senior Citizen Darshan/ Physically Challenged Darshan/
Patients Dashan.
10:00 am
Kalyanotsavam/ Arjitha Brahmotsavam/ Vasanthotsavam/
Unjal Seva (Dolotsavam)/ Supadam Darshan
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Senior Citizen Darshan/ Physically Challenged Darshan/
Patients Dashan.
3:00 pm
Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Suddhi, Kainkaryams (Ekantham), Night Bell 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sarva Darshan/ Divya Darshan 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Suddhi, Preparations for Ekantha Seva 11:30 pm – 12:00 am
Ekantha Seva 12:00 am

How to reach Tirupati Balaji Temple

If you want to come by airplane then you can come to Tirupati Airport. By the way, there is also a railway station in Tirupati. So if you want to come by train then you can also come by train.

Due to the large crowd of passengers, many times you will not get any ticket to Tirupati railway station. So you can also come to Renigunta Junction. Tirupati is just 5 kilometers from here. From Renigunta you can go to Tirupati via bus and taxi.

You will also get bus service from the airport which will reach Tirupati Balaji Temple in just 30 minutes. And you can also travel by bus and taxi to Tirumala, 21 km from Tirupati railway station.

You can get a TTD bus service from different places in India very comfortably. You can also book this bus online.


Hotels near Tirupati Balaji temple

There are also good arrangements for hotels to stay around Tirupati Balaji Temple. Which are also very cheap. Booking of these hotels can be done from the TTD head office. People can stay in these 
hotels for only 24 hours.

You will get vegetarian food everywhere in Tirupati. It is not allowed to eat non-veg. A lot of travelers go to the Deepam Food Plaza, serving self-service near the Tirupati railway station. This food plaza is very cheap and they will give you very tasty and clean food.

Rooms in Tirupati can also be booked online from here. I have given you complete information about the Tirupati Balaji Temple.

We pray to God for your auspicious journey. Write about your journey in the comment section below. Thank you

Tirupati Balaji Temple, Andhra Pradesh - History,Timing, Cost

FAQ

Q. Where is Tirupati Balaji Temple?
Tirupati Balaji Temple is located in Tirupati near Chennai in Andhra Pradesh.

Q. What is the history of Tirupati Balaji Temple?
Tirupati is also known as Lord Vishnu. Long long ago, time Lord Vishnu came here to live for some time.

Q. Is there any hotels to stay?
Yes, Here are so many hotels to stay. By the way, you also can stay in Tirupati room service in TTD.

Q. Who made Tirupati Balaji Temple?
This temple was made by the Vaishnava sect in 1720.

Q. What is the opening and closing time of Tirupati Balaji Temple?
There is time to open and close. This temple is always open, but the session is divided by time.