Tirupati Balaji Temple


Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati :

 

Tirupati is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its Sri Venkateswara Temple sits atop one of the the 7 peaks of Tirumala Hills, attracting scores of Hindu pilgrims. Sri Venkateswara National Park, home to the temple, also contains the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park with lions and primates. Nearby, next to a waterfall and cave believed to be sacred, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

 

Tirupati Balaji Temple History :

 

Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntham and the Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple. Lord Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.

Tirumala Hills are part of Seshachalam Hills range. The hills are 853 metres above sea level. The Hills comprises seven peaks, representing the seven heads of Adisesha. The temple lies on the seventh peak -Venkatadri, on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini, a holy water tank. Hence the temple is also referred to as "Temple of Seven Hills". Tirumala town covers about 10.33 sq mi in area.

The Temple is constructed in Dravidian architecture and is believed to be constructed over a period of time starting from 300 AD.The Garbagriha is called AnandaNilayam. The presiding deity, Venkateswara, is in standing posture and faces east in Garbha griha. The temple follows Vaikhanasa Agama tradition of worship. The temple is one of the eight Vishnu Swayambhu Kshetras and is listed as 106th and the last earthly Divya Desam. The Temple premises had two modern Queue complex buildings to organize the pilgrim rush, Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasadam complex for free meals to Pilgrims, hair tonsure buildings and a number of pilgrim lodging sites.

 

 

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Tirupati Balaji Temple Timings :

 

Days Timings
Monday 2:30 A.M - 1: 30 A.M
Tuesday 2:30 A.M - 1: 30 A.M
Wednesday 2:30 A.M - 1: 30 A.M
Thursday 2:30 A.M - 1:30 A.M
Friday 2:30 A.M - 1:30 A.M
Saturday 2:30 A.M - 1:30 A.M
Sunday 2:30 A.M - 1:30 A.M

 

 

Daily Pooja and Arjita Sevas Timings & Entry Fee :

 


Tirupati Tirumala Darshan Timings - Mondays

 

Tirumala Special Seva - Vishesha Puja: 05:30 A.M - 07:00 A.M
02:30 A.M - 03:00 A.M Suprabhata Seva in Tirumala
03:30 A.M- 04:00 A.M Thomala Seva
04:00 A.M - 04:15 A.M Koluvu and Panchanga Sravanam (Lord Koluvu Srinivasa)
04:15 A.M- 05:00 A.M  Sahasranama Archana (First Archana)
05:30 A.M- 06:30 A.M Visesha Puja
07:00 A.M- 5:00 P.M Sarva Darshanam
12:00 P.M - 05:00 P.M Kalyanotsavam, Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Uunjal Seva
05:30 P.M - 06:30 P.M Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva
7:00 P.M -08:00 P.M Suddhi, Night Kainkaryams (Ekantam) and Night Bell
08:00 P.M- 01:00 A.M Sarvadarsanam
01:00 A.M- 01:30 A.M     Suddhi and preparations for Ekaanta Seva
01:30 A.M Ekaanta Seva

Notes :   

  • Sarvadarsanam may proceed beyond 01:00 hour topic to demand.
  • The seva rates may change occasionally.    

 

 

Tirupati Tirumala Darshan Timings - Tuesday

 

( Tirumala Special Seva: Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana ) 
06:00 a.m - 07:00 a.m
02:30 a.m - 03:00 a.m Suprabhata Seva in Tirumala
03:30 a.m - 04:00 a.m Thomala Seva
04:00 a.m - 04:15 a.m Koluvu and Panchanga Sravanam (Lord Koluvu Srinivasa)
04:15 a.m - 05:00 a.m First Archana i.e., Sahasranama Archana
06:00 a.m- 07:00 a.m Suddhi, Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana 2nd Bell
07:00 a.m - 05:00 p.m Sarvadarshanam
12:00 p.m- 05:00 p.m Kalyanotsavam, Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Unjal Seva
05:30 p.m- 06:30 p.m     Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva
07:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m Suddhi, Night Kainkaryams (Ekantam) and Night Bell
08:00 p.m - 01:00 a.m Sarvadarshanam
01:00 a.m - 01:30 a.m Suddhi and arrangements for Ekaanta Seva
01:30 a.m Ekaanta Seva

Note :

  • Sarvadarsanam may proceed beyond 01:00 hour topic to demand.
  • The seva rates may change occasionally.

 

 

Tirupati Tirumala Darshan Timings - Wednesday

 

 

( Tirumala Special Seva: Sahasrakalasa Abhishekam )
(06:00 - 08:00 hours)
02:30 a.m - 03:00 a.m Suprabhata Seva in Tirumala
03:30 a.m - 04:00 a.m Thomala Seva
04:00 a.m - 04:15 a.m Koluvu and Panchaanga Sravanam inside Bangaru Vakili.
04:15 a.m - 05:00 a.m 1st Archana i.e., Sahasranama Archana and Sahasrakalasa Abhishekam
06:00 a.m- 08:30 a.m Second Archana (Ekantam) and Bell
09.30 a.m- 07:00 p.m Sarvadarshanam
12:00 p.m- 05:00 p.m Kalyanotsavam, Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Uunjal Seva
05:30 p.m- 06:30 p.m Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva
07:00 p.m - 08:00 p.m Suddhi, Night Kainkaryams and Night Bell
08:00 p.m - 01:00 a.m Sarvadarshanam
01:00 a.m - 01:30 a.m Suddhi and arrangements for Ekaanta Seva
01:30 a.m Ekanta Seva

Note :

  • Sarvadarsanam may proceed beyond 01:00 hour topic to demand.
  • The seva rates may change occasionally.

 

Tirupati Tirumala Darshan Timings - Thursday

 

(Tirumala Special Seva: Tiruppavada - 06:00 a.m - 08:00 a.m
and Poolangi Alankaram - 09:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m)
02:30 a.m - 03:00 a.m Suprabhata Seva in Tirumala
03:30 a.m - 04:00 a.m Thomala Seva
04:00 a.m - 04:15 a.m Koluvu and Panchanga Sravanam inside Bangaru Vakili
04:15 a.m - 05:00 a.m 1st Archana i.e., Sahasranama Archana and Sallimpu
06:00 a.m- 07:00 a.m Second Archana (Ekaantam), Tiruppavada, 2nd Bell
08.00 a.m- 07:00 p.m Sarvadarshanam
12:00 p.m- 05:00 p.m Kalyanotsavam, Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Unjal Seva
05:30 p.m - 06:30 p.m Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva
07:00 p.m -09:00 p.m Pedda Suddhi, Night Kainkaryams, Poolangi Alankaram and Night Bell
09:00 p.m- 01:00 a.m Poolangi Alankaaram and Sarvadarshanam
01:00 a.m - 01:30 a.m Suddhi and preparations for Ekaanta Seva
01:30 a.m Ekaanta Seva
Notes :
  • Sarvadarsanam may proceed beyond 01:00 hour topic to demand.
  • The seva rates may change occasionally.

 

 

Tirupati Tirumala Darshan Timings - Friday

 

(Tirumala Special Seva : Abhishekam) 04:30 - 06:00 hours
02:30 a.m - 03:00 a.m Suprabhata Seva in Tirumala
03:30 a.m - 04:00 a.m

Sallimpu, Suddhi, Nityakatla Kainkaryams, Morning - Bell and

arrangement for Abhishekam

04:30 a.m- 06:00 a.m Abhishekam and Nijapada Darshanam
06:00 a.m- 07:00 a.m Samarpana
07:00 a.m- 08:00 a.m Thomala Seva and Archana (Ekaantham)
09:00 a.m - 08:00 p.m Sarvadarshanam
12:00 p.m- 05:00 p.m Kalyanotsavam, Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Uunjal Seva
05:00 p.m- 08:00 p.m

Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva to Kolimi Mandapam and Procession

through the Mada streets.

08:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m Suddhi, Night Kainkaryams, Night Bell, etc.
09:00 p.m - 10:00 p.m Sarvadarhsanam
10:00 p.m - 10:30 p.m Suddhi and preparations for Ekaanta Seva
10:30 p.m Ekaanta Seva
Notes :
  • Sarvadarsanam may proceed beyond 01:00 hour topic to demand
  • The seva rates may change occasionally.

 

 

Tirupati Tirumala Darshan Timings - Saturday & Sunday

 

(Tirumala Special Seva)
02:30 a.m- 03:00 a.m Suprabhata Seva in Tirumala
03:30 a.m - 04:00 a.m Thomala Seva (Ekaantam)
04:00 a.m- 04:15 a.m Koluvu and Panchanga Sravanam (Lord Koluvu Srinivasa)
04:00 a.m- 04:30 a.m  First Archana Sahasranama Archana (Ekaantam)
06:30 a.m- 07:00 a.m 1st Bell, Bali and Sattumura
07:00 a.m - 07:30 a.m Suddhi, Second Archana (Ekantam), 2nd Bell, etc.
07:30 a.m - 07:00 p.m Sarvadarshanam
12:00 p.m - 05:00 p.m Kalyanotsavam, Brahmotsavam, Vasanthotsavam, Uunjal Seva
05:30 p.m -0 6:30 p.m Sahasra Deepalankarana Seva
07:00 p.m - 08:00 p.m Suddhi, Night Kainkaryams (Ekaantam) and Night Bell
08:00 p.m- 01:00 a.m Sarvadarshanam
01:00 a.m- 01:30 a.m Suddhi and arrangements for Ekanta Seva
01:30 a.m Ekaanta Seva    

Notes :

  • Sarvadarsanam may proceed beyond 01:00 hour topic to demand.
  • The seva rates may change occasionally.

 

 

 

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Arjita Sevas :

 

Arjitham means Darshan or Seva to the Lord on payment of a fee as fixed by the Temple Management. 
Admission to any particular seva on payment of a fee is known as “Amantranotsavam”.

 

VAIKHANASA AGAMA :

 

The Agamas in general are revered along with the Vedas as primary Hindu scriptures. All of the Agamas elucidate the science of ritual, but the uniqueness of "Vaikhanasa Agama" is that it gives more detail on the performance of ritual, both in the temple and in the home.
The "Vaikhanasa Agama" exists in two parts. The first part deals with rituals that are performed in the temple and to the presiding deity. The second part deals with purification ceremonies that a priest must undergo in order to qualify to serve in the temple.
"Vaikhanasa Agama" was written by Sage Vikhanasa, is considered as one among four main "Vaishnava agamas". Mareechi, Bhrigu, Kashyapa and Atri, the four disciples of Sage Vikhanasa spread the essence of Vaikhanasa Agama across the world.

The daily, weekly, monthly and annual arjitha sevas or festivals that are performed in the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala are as per the recommendations of Vaikhanasa Agama since several centuries.

The Vaikhanasa Agama recommends six times puja a day viz. Prathyusham which promotes the development of healthy population, Pratahkala that promotes Japa and Homa, Madhyahna in the promotion of the kingdom, Aparahna that brings about the destruction of evil doers, Sayankala which leads to greater and increased agricultural production and Nisi aradhana that develops the cattle population. As it is not always possible to perform six pujas a day in a temple, the same agama also recommends minimum one puja.

 

DAILY SEVAS :

 

On any day the arjitha sevas that are performed to the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara commences with Suprabatham, followed by Thomala , Archana and finally concludes with the Ekanthaseva (not open to pilgrims). However after archana some arjitha sevas are also performed to the processional deity of Lord Venkateswara, also popularly known as “Malayappa Swamy” includes, Kalyanotsavam, Arjita Brahmotsavam, Dolotsavam, Vasantotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara seva.

 

  • Suprabhatam    
  • Archana    
  • Thomala Seva    
  • Ekantha Seva

 

WEEKLY SEVAS :

 

During the week days, each day has a specific ritual of worship which has a religious significance. Such sevas are called Weekly Sevas.

 

  • Vishesha Puja (Monday)
  • Ashtadala Pada Padmaradhana (Tuesday)
  • Sahasra Kalasabhishekam (Wednesday)
  • Tiruppavada Seva (Thursday)
  • Abhishekam-Vastralankara Seva-Nija Pada Darshanam (Friday)

 

PERIODICAL SEVAS :

 

The periodical sevas are the annual events of religious significance performed in Tirumala following the importance of particular asterism.

 

  • Teppotsavam or float festival - 5 days a Year (March)
  • Vasanthotsavam- 3 days a year (March or April)
  • Padmavathi Parinayam -    3 days a year (May)
  • Abhideyaka Abhishekam -    3 days a year (June-Annual)
  • Pushpa Pallaki -  (July)
  • Pushpa Yagam -  (November)
  • Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam - (4 times in a year)
  • Pavithrotsavams - 3 days a year    (August)

 

Tirupati Balaji Temple Dress Code :

 

To enhance the spiritual ambience among the devotees thronging to Tirumala to get the darshan of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy, TTD has introduced traditional dress code in 2013. Initially it was implemented for the pilgrims who are taking part in Arjitha Sevas and now it has been extended to VIP pilgrims seeking break darshan of Lord Sri Venkateshwara Swamy, and general pilgrims who go for Rs.300 and Rs.50 darshan.

 

MEN :

 

For men the dress code is dhoti or pyjamas with upper cloth.

 

WOMEN :

 

For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or churidar with pyjama and upper cloth.

 

 

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How To Reach Tirupati Balaji temple :

 

One of the richest temples in India and a very sacred Hindu pilgrimage,the temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala hills, is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It sees thousands of devotees every month of the year, more so, on special festive occasions. The fame of this shrine is widespread, and many people make a pilgrimage to the temple of Lord Balaji at least once in a lifetime. For those, who are yet to visit the shrine, it helps to know how to reach Tirupati Balaji temple. The popular temple can be accessed by road, air and rail very easily from all the major cities in India. And the final journey has to be taken on foot; all details below. 

 

BY ROAD :

 

Tirumala has direct bus services from Tirupati with a frequency of a bus in every 2 minutes. It also has direct buses from Chennai, Bengaluru and Vellore. Paid taxis and private bus operators also ply buses from nearby cities such as Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakapatnam and Bangalore to Tirupati.


BY RAIL :

 

Tirumala has no railhead of its own. Rather, tourists have to alight at Tirupati located 26 km or so from Tirumala. The railway station at Tirupati is very spacious. It is endowed with five platforms and even an escalator. Trains from all the metros from India halt here. 

 

BY AIR :

 

The nearest airport to Tirumala is near Renigunta about 15 km from Tirupati. This domestic airport has direct flights to Hyderabad, Visakapatnam, Chennai, New Delhi and Bangalore and is now being upgraded to an International airport.

 

ON FOOT:

 

Many devotees climb the hills to Tirumala on foot to fulfil a vow. There are two well-laid stone footpaths leading to Tirumala. These paths are called sopanamargas. The most ancient of the two sopanamargas starts from Alipiri at the foot of the hills. This footpath is 11 km in length and is the commonly used route. The other sopanamarga (Srivari mettu) starts from Chandragiri and is only about 6 km in length.
TTD provides and maintains rest houses, security, canteen, toilets, drinking water, medical help, piped devotional music throughout the footpaths. TTD also provides luggage transfer facility, free of cost for the devotees opting to climb the hills on foot to Tirumala.

 

 

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Tirupati Balaji Temple Address : 

 

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vaari Temple

S Mada St, Tirumala, Tirupati, 

Andhra Pradesh 517504.

 

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