Facts about Tirupathi Balaji: South India apart from its scenic beauty is famous for its temples. The architecture and beauty of the temples of southern Indian are ample to fill your soul with spirituality. In the hills of Tirumala, the temple of Lord Venkateswara (Lord Vishnu) is the most famous temple of India and the world. Also, every day’s thousands of visitors visit the temple.
Tirupathi Balaji Temple is one of the most visited pilgrimage places in the world. Also, one can feel the spiritual essence by entering the premises of the temple. Moreover, the chanting of Govinda is ample to fill your mind with positive energy.
Tirupathi temple is situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Apart from the surrounding beauty and fascinating architecture, there are many facts about the Tirupathi temple that can make your belief in Lord Vishnu more and more. Some of the unknown facts about Tirupathi temple are:-
Facts about Tirupathi Balaji
Tirumala mountain range, where Tirupathi Temple is located lies on the Seshachalam mountain range. It is 853 meters or 2799 ft above sea level. Seshadri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Neeladri, Venkatadri, and Vrishabhadri are the seven prominent peaks of this mountain range.
You can hear the sound of Sea once you pay attention to the Idol of Lord Venkateshwar in the courtyard of the temple. Also, this becomes even more shocking with the fact that the temple is far away from the sea.
The seven peaks of the mountain range symbolize the seven fauna of Sheshnag.
As per belief, no one had instituted the Idol of Lord Venkateshwar in the mountains. However, it was Lord Vishnu who himself turn into this idol to remain on Earth.
A special type of Kapoor ( Campher) known as Pichai Kapoor is used to clean the idol of Lord Balaji. However, if this Kapoor is used with any stone or wall, it breaks at the same time. But not in the case of Lord Balaji’s idol.
The hairs on the idol are said to be real, as it doesn’t get tangled and remain silky always.
You can visit the temple for free. However, there is also a special entry pass that must be book prior to the visit on the website of TTD.
Flowers offered to Lord Vishnu (Tirupathi) are not given to devotees and immersed in the nearby pool without looking it back.
An idol of Lord Lakshmi immersed when the idol of Lord Tirupathi covered by sandalwood every Thursday.
A stick can be seen on the right side of the main entrance gate. Moreover, it is believed that during the childhood days, Lord Venkateshwara was beaten by this stick by the parents. Thus priests use to cover the chin of idol with sandalwood.
A lamp without oil or Ghee is continuously burning and no one knows who lighten it up and how it is burning for years without any fuel.
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