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Andhrapradesh >> Tirupathi

Tirupathi


Location
Situated on the Tirumala Hills
Temperature
42 c Summer/18 c Winter
Latitude : 13.629360    Longitude : 79.416168

Language : Telugu,Tamil
Tirupati is a temple town in Chittoor District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located at the foot hills of Tirumala.

The town owes its existence to the sacred temple situated on the Tirumala Hills. Tirumala is the abode of Lord Venkateshwara, one of the Avatars of Lord Vishnu, located atop Seshachala hills often called as "Yaedu Kondalu" (seven hills). The temple of Lord Venkateshwara was built by Telugu Kings to represent Telugu culture. It is the richest and most visited temple (of any faith) in the world[1]. The town is also home to Sri Venkateswara University, one of the three major universities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Although Tirupati has been a city for many years, the Andhra Pradesh state government had not recognized it officially until recently.
Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple
Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple - Only One Lord Shiva Temple in Tirupathi
Situated at foot of the Tirumala Hills, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is the only shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tirupati. The temple boasts of splendid architecture. It has got a natural waterfall, which is called Kapila Teertham and sometimes, Alwar Teertham.
Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple
Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple
Sri Kodandarama Swami Temple is situated in the middle of Tirupati Town, within a distance of about a kilometre from the Tirupati railway station. This is in good state of preservation. According to Varaha Purana, while returning from Lanka, Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Sita camped at Tirupati for a while. This temple commemorates Sri Rama's visit to Tirupati.
Srikalahasti
Srikalahasti
This religious centre is famous for the temple dedicated to Vayu, the wind god. It is said that the Linga was worshipped by a spider, by spinning a web over it, a snake by placing gem upon the Linga and an Elephant by washing the Linga with water from its trunk and attain Mukti. Hence this place is called Srikalahasthi. The name of the place comes from three animals, Sri(spider), Kala(snake) and hasti(elephant) who worshipped Shiva and gained salvation here. A statue that shows all three animals is situated in the main shrine. The Skanda Purana, Shiva Purana, and Linga Purnas mention about Srikalahasti. The Skanda Purana says that Arjuna visited this place, worshipped Kalahastiswara, and met the sage Bharadwaja on the top of the hill. It is believed that Kannappa(also called as Bhakta kannappa), a tribal devotee has worshipped Siva at Srikalahasti.
Tiruchanur Temple
Tiruchanur Temple
About 5 km from Tirupati Temple, Tiruchanur houses the renowned temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi (Goddess Lakshmi), the consort of Sri Venkateswara. It is believed that a visit to Tirupati temple is rewarding only after paying homage to Sri Padmavati Devi Temple. Also known as Alamelumangapuram, Tiruchanur also comprises Sri Krishnaswamy Temple, Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple and Sri Suryanarayana Swamivari Temple.
Tirupathi Venkatachalapathy Temple
Tirupathi Venkatachalapathy Temple - Heaven of Tranquility
Lord Venkateswara or Balaji is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu himself. It is believed that he came to reside on the southern bank of Swami Pushkarni, a tank which passes by Tirumala. The seven hills around Tirumala-Tirupati are also known as Sapthagiri after the seven hoods of Sheshnag – the cosmic serpent. The temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatadri. According one legend, as Saint Ramanuja born in 11th Century AD climbed the seven hills of Tirupati, Lord Srinivas- another name for Lord Venkateswara- appeared before him and gave him his blessings. And after that he is believed to have been blessed to live till the ripe age of 120 years to spread the gospel of Sri Venkateswara.
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