State: Andhra Pradesh
Famous for/as: Heritage
Coordinates: 13.635500 79.419899
Weekend Getaways Temple town of Andhra Pradesh - Tirupati
Tirupati is renowned for the holy pilgrim and is known as temple town. It is located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati, also named as Tirumala, is famous for the Sri Venkateshwara Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is known as Balaji in the northern region and renowned as Govinda in the southern part of the country. The Tirupati temple is nestled on the hill pinnacle of Tirumala, whereas the town is situated at the bottom of the hill. The Tirumala hill is one of the seven peaks, renowned as Sapthagiri. These seven hills signify the seven hoods of Adisesha – the serpent lying royally near Lord Vishnu, residing in Vaikuntha. Devotees visiting the temple get overjoyed with holy mysticism and seek the blessings of lord Vishnu for a prosperous life. Tirupati is an exhilarating and thrilling tourist destination. Devotees can make a plan to visit this temple of Lord Vishnu by choosing between taking special Sevas or free dharma Darshan. The seva time initiates from 3 am and shuts at 12 pm in the night. The darshan can be little time consuming because of plenty of devotees visiting the temple each day.
The free Darshan or paid Darshan devotees have to wait for some time in the queue for their turn. The computerized system of providing tokens is followed here for the convenience of tourists. By using this methodology the waiting time in a queue is reduced. Devotees can take pleasure in visiting the place and purchasing the prasadhas. The most famous prasadha to offer in the temple is Laddu. By visiting Tirupati you will definitely experience an elevation in your spiritual limits.