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Tirupati Temple, Tirupati

About Tirupati Temple

Tirupati, in the foothills of Tirumala, is the location of one of the most venerated shrines in India, that of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala. One of the oldest temples in the country, it was patronized by Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas and the Vijaynagar kings and mentioned in the Sastras, Puranas and the Sthalamhattyams. The range of Tirumala hills, according to the Puranas, represent the body of the serpent Adisesha, on which Lord Vishnu, protector of the world, rests. The seven hills represent the seven heads of the serpent. The main temple is a magnificent example of Indian temple architecture. The splendid Vimana over the sanctum sanctorium is plated with gold, as is the Dhwajasthambam, or temple flag-post. The Varahaswami temples, situated near the Visunu in the form of Varahaswami. Other famous shrines in Tirupathi town include the Shri Govindaraja Swami temple, and the sacred Kapil Theertham Tank, where Lord Shiva is said to have appeared before the Sage Kapila. Temple of Goddess Alivelumanga, the divine consort of Lord Venkateswara, is at Tiruchanur .  Another temple dedicated to this goddess is in Sri Mangapuram, 12 kms from Tipupati. Chandragiri fort, stronghold of the Vijayanagar Empire, is 11 km’s from Tirupati. It is built on a huge rock, 56 meter high, and dates back to 1000 A.D. Within its walls are remains of palaces and temples.

How to reach Tirupati Temple

  • Air: Tirupati is connected with Hyderabad, Madras and Bangalore.
  • Rail Tirupati is connected by rail with all the cities in India.
  • Bus Tirupati is linked by regular bus services with important places Hyderabad, Madras, Bangalore, Chittoor, Vijayawada etc.,

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