Which mountain range are the Tirupati Hills?
It comprises seven peaks, representing the seven heads of Adisesha, thus earning the name Seshachalam. The seven peaks are called Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabhadri, Narayanadri, and Venkatadri….
In which mountain is Tirupati temple located?
Tirumala is located in the eastern ghats, a mountain range that runs along the south-eastern India. The temple of Lord Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak Venkatachala.
Who built Tirumala Tirupati temple?
The first temple at Tirumala Tirupati was built by King Thondaiman, Tamil ruler of the ancient Thondaimandalam. He is said to have built the original Gopuram (tower) and the Prakhara in the 8th century.
Why Tirupati temple is famous?
Located on the seventh peak of the Tirumala Hills in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, the temple is dedicated to the incarnation of Vishnu, Venkateshwara, and is also called as ‘Temple of Seven Hills. Tirupati Balaji temple is the world’s richest temple because of the amount of donation it receives from the pilgrims.
Why Tirupati Balaji eyes are covered?
According to sources Lord Balaji’s idol wears a white mark that is so huge to cover the eyes. Thus, the devotees can see only a small part of the Lord’s eyes while the rest is covered.
Why Tirumala temple was closed for 12 years?
A strong belief on a legend about the actual existence of Swamy is found in the region. The incident goes like there was a king of unknown name who killed 12 people for a crime they committed and hanged them on the gates of this temple. The temple got closed for 12 years and Swamy made an appearance.
Can I wear jeans in Tirupati?
Next time when you visit Tirumala and have the special break darshan of Lord Venkateshwara temple, ensure that you do not wear bermudas, shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops and for that matter, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts. Otherwise, you will not be allowed into the temple.
Does Tirupati Balaji sweat?
Every morning, after the holy bath known as Abhishekham, droplets of sweat appear on the image of Balaji which have to be wiped off with a silken fabric by the priests. On Thursdays, when the priests remove the ornaments of the idol for a holy bath, they come off with a sensation of warmth.