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History Of Tirupati

 

Sangam literature, the earliest of Tamil literature (dated between 500 B.C to 300 A.D) mentions of Tirupati as Thrivengadam which used to form the northernmost frontier of the Tamil Kingdoms. Sangam literature such as Ilango Vadigal's Silapadikaram and Satanar's Manimeghalai bear testimony to the existence of a shrine at Tirupati. Puranic literature which was composed roughly around the post-Mauryan and early-Gupta era also mentions of Tirupati as the Aadhi Varaha Kshetra. The Puranas associate the site with Lord Varaha one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Till today the Varaha shrine holds great importance in Tirupati and is said to be older than the main sanctum of Venkateswara. 

The Alvars or Vaishnava saints who led the Bhakti or Devotional movement in South India sung in praise of Lord Venkateswara as Vishnu. For the centuries to come Tirupati was richly endowed by the kings and emperors of various dynasties thus owing to its current reputation as the richest and most opulent temple in the world. The Imperial Cholas, Hoysalas, the Vijayanagara emperors were just some of the contributors for building the temple and donating gold and other ornamanents for the temple. During the invasions, the idol of Sriranganatha, the deity of Srirangam was brought to Tirupati for safekeeping. To remember this event a hall in Tirupati is still known as the Ranganatha mandapa. It was under the regime of the Vijayanagara emperors that the temple attained its current opulence and size. The emperors of the dynasty in particular Krishna Deva Raya lavished on the temple numerous objects of priceless value, ranging from diamond studded crowns to golden swords. The coronation ceremonies of the emperors were also held at Tirupati.

 

Geography

 
Tirupati Balaji which is famous for the Lord Tirupati Balaji Temple. Located atop a hill in the South Indian part State of Andhra Pradesh, Tirupati is one of the major religious destinations for Indian, the holy abode of Lord Venkateswara. It is believed that a visit to Tirupati Balaji can help you remove your all your sins and it is one of the richest temples in India. The Tirupati Balaji temple fame has increased over the years and many travelers visit the place and stay at Tirupati hotels

The temple attracts numberless devotees from all around the world. The hill is at an altitude of 3200 ft above the sea level and is some 10.33 sq. miles in area. People throng the temple premises just to have a glimpse of the deity. Another interesting fact about Tirupati is that it is touted as the richest temple in the whole world. Major Attractions of Tirupati - Sri Vari Museum,Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami ,Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple , TTD Gardens popular , Pandava Teertham , Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple , Sri Venugopalaswami ,Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple ,Sri Chennakesavaswami Temple , Sri Annapurna Sameta Kasi ,Visweswaraswami Temple popular, Sri Venkateswara Temple , Sri Varahaswami Temple ,Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple , Swami Pushkarini Lake , Many more

 

Facts of the Tirupati

 
Population
Altitude 150 m. 860m.
Best Season Throughout the Year. 
Temperature (deg C) Summer : Max. 43 Deg. C. Min 22.3 Deg. C. Winter : Max. 32 Deg.C. Min 14.9 Deg. C.
Rainfall
STD Code 0981
 
 
 
 
 
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