About Tirupati Temple
Tirupati, located in the Chittor District of Andhra Pradesh, this magnificent location experiences a massive influx of around 50,000 to 100,000 people daily. Tirumala is considered to be a sacred hill in the region and is home to the Sri Venkateswara Temple. A majority of the people who visit Tirupati come to visit the Sri Venkateswara Temple. Believed to be the humble abode of Venkateswara, Lord of the Seven Hills, the Sri Venkateswara Temple is accredited with the title of being the most visited temple in the world. It was considered to be so holy that non-Hindus were not allowed to enter the area until 1870. The beautiful surroundings and the peaceful vibe of the place offers a surreal experience to any devotee who’s searching for divine inspiration.
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Om Namo Venkatesaya - Jagathsakshiroopa(one who stands as a witness to the whole world ),Lord Sri Venkateshwara’s abode in the renowned seven hills of Tirumala-Thirupathy till date stands as one of the holiest and ethereal shrines to seek his gracious blessings. While one gets to experience a feeling of joy through the climb of the mountains, this happiness turns to bliss as we approach the sanctum sanctorium and even happiness doesn’t tempt us when compared to the bliss we get when we get transfixed by his divine sight. The way up the hills, surrounded by the dense forests guarding the roads that lead way to his presence takes us to another world.
The SvayamPrakasha(self luminous), svaagats (hindi – welcome)us with his prasadha , the highly acclaimed laddu. As one makes their way by feet around the temple in Tirumala, their mind literally is fed by the smell of ghee that constantly wafts through the air all the time. The haunting chants of ‘Om Namo Narayana, Namo Venkatesaya’ are a delight to the ears as one subconsciously succumbs to this nama japa that is said to reap immense spiritual and worldly benefits. One gets to be the blessed listener of the recital of ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ which has such an effect that we resort to a state of silence and devotion. The act of tonsuring the head, or in layman’s terms, shaving of hair is an act of devotion that needs to be mentioned here. When one understands that this mortal body that we have is of little significance and should be used for the sole purpose of worshipping and offering service to the Lord,they are said to be on the path of moksha or liberation owing to their devotion.