Venkateshwara Temple Inviting Over 50,000 Pilgrims Everyday-icesword

Travel-and-Leisure Wel.e to the door of God a place that has its name mentioned in the holy Rig Veda! Yes, such a place exists even today. This is the Temple of Seven Hills Lord Venkateshwara Temple in Andhra Pradesh. Visited by more than 50,000 devotees daily the temple boasts of being one of the richest and most visited temples in the world. Moreover, being located on the Venkatachalam hill in Tirumala town in Andhra Pradesh (one of the seven hills of Tirumala), it offers superb views of the entire city. Overview This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara (also called Lord Balaji, Vishnu, Srinivasa or Perumal), and invites lakhs of pilgrims during the festivals like Brahmotsavam. The surprising part with the temple is that it showcases a self-manifested idol of Lord Vishnu. Architecture The spell-binding architecture of the temple dates back to the Vijayanagar rulers who positively made a great contribution by donating stunning gold and diamond jewellery to the temple. Later, several other dynasties also added several more structures to the temple. Built in .plete Dravidian style, the temple has a huge Gopuram made of pure gold. Moreover, the Vimana and doorways are again majestically carved that leave every visitor mesmerized. Images of deities like Vaishnava, Hanuman, Kevale Narasimha and Lakshmi Narasimha can be easily spotted all around in the temple. TirumalaTirupati Devasthanam (TTD) is the body that manages almost all the affairs of the temple. Evening aarti is ac.panied by holy Prasadam (laddu, curd rice, tamarind rice, vada or sweet pongal) and free meals for all the devotees. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: