Tirupati Balaji Temple is one the major tourist attractions of South India and also one of the richest temples. The faith and belief people have for Lord Vishnu or Swami is an unimaginable sight and quite interesting too. Displaying an interesting sight of incredible India, a visit to Tirupati Balaji temple is a must during your trip to this wonderland.
Here are 20 interesting facts about this temple which has been alluring tourists all around the world.
- The idol has real hair and they never get tangled. According to a legend, Gardhavan princess cut her hair and gave it to Swami, when he was hit by a shepherd and lost some of his own.
- The idol appears to be standing in the middle of the sanctum from outside whereas the idol is actually slightly towards the right-hand corner of the Garba Gudi.
- Nobody knows when was the lamp lit before the idol but everybody believes it has never extinguished and has been alive for thousand years.
- After the morning Abhishekam, the idol sweats and the sweat is wiped with a silk cloth.
- Tirupati Balaji holds the record of being the richest as well as the most visited temple of India. The shrine receives offerings from devotees in cash, jewellery, gold, silver, property deeds, and Demat share transfers and the per day offering is around 22.5 million.
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- The structure of the temple was constructed around 300 AD. The Dravidian Style construction included the use of sandstones, granites and soapstones.
- The silk dress Swami wears is 21 arms long and weighs around 6 kilos. The upper body of the idol is covered with saree and the lower body is covered with a dhoti. Also, the dress of the idol is never bought from a shop rather the devotees who wish to contribute towards towards submit a sum of amount to the temple’s fund.
- The temple has various stone engravings from different ruling administrations of history. There are about 1180 engravings out of which 139 belong to the ruling period of Kondoi Veedu, 229 belong to King Krishna Deva Rayar, 147 belong to Sadasiva Rayar, 251 belong to Achchuthan Rayar period, 169 belong to Chalukya Kings ruling period and 236 belong to the Chola period.
- Tirupati Balaji Temple holds a special significance amongst Hindus. According to the religion, Hinduism says that there are a total of 8 Vishnu Swayambhu Kshetras and Tirupati is one of them. Also, this temple is mentioned by the Tamil Azhwar saints to be one amongst 106 Vishnu temples, to be present in the earthly realms.
- As per the Vaikhanasa traditions, the deity is worshipped six times a day. Ushakala, Prathakala, Madhyanika, Aparahaa, Sandhyakala and Ardharatri Aradhana are the six aradhanas done for the deity.
One of the Indian marvels and a prominent place to visit for a Hindu devotee, Tirupati Balaji Temple is surely a visual treat. A visit here means you would experience tranquillity and will be awestruck with its beauty, and to make sure you visit here conveniently, we, at Tour My India provide you with the best pilgrimage holiday packages. To know more about the deals, contact us at +91-9212777224/25 or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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