Thirumala Tirupati Temple
Thirumala Tirupati an ancient and sacred temple of lord Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. It is by the Lord’s presidency over Venkatachala, that He has received the appellation, Venkateswara (Lord of the Venkata Hill). He is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills. Tirupati temple is the most visited temple in India & second most visiting temple in world.
The temple of Sri Venkateswara has acquired unique sanctity in Indian religious lore. The Sastras, Puranas, Sthala Mahatyams and Alwar hymns unequivocally declare that, in the Kali Yuga, one can attain mukti, only by worshipping Venkata Nayaka or Sri Venkateswara.
The benefits acquired by a piligrimage to Venkatachala are mentioned in the Rig Veda and Asthadasa Puranas. In these epics, Sri Venkateswara is described as the great bestower of boons. There are several legends associated with the manifestation of the Lord at Tirumala.
The temple has its origins in Vaishnavism, an ancient sect which advocates the principles of equality and love, and prohibits animal sacrifice.
The sanctum sanctorum which houses the awe-inspiring idol of the Lord of the Seven Hills
is situated in the main temple complex of Tirumala.
Thirumala Tirupati is well connected by southern indian Railways. The nearest airport to Tirupati lies at a distance of 10 kms in Renigunta.
Website : http://www.tirumala.org
How to Reach Thirumala Tirupati Temple:
By Air :
Tirupati is the nearest airport, which is 15 kms away.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is Tirupati , which is 6 kms away.
By Road :
Thirumala Tirupati Temple is well connected by APSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby.