The Tirupati Balaji Temple is a magnificent temple of the city, Guwahati. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and is considered to be a very holy place for the Hindu pilgrims. The temple has a very unique architectural design and is built over a large area of land. At the entrance of the temple one can find a temple of Lord Ganesha. The main temple dedicated to Lord Balaji has an idol weighing about 4 tonnes. In the adjoining portions to the main temple there are several other temples that are built in dedication of other deities like Goddess Padmavathi and Garuda who is the vahana of Lord Balaji. One can also see the South Indian style used in the construction of this temple. The pure white structure of the complex allures the visitors the most. The temple organizes regular pujas and other religious ceremonies. There is a beautiful park attached to the temple where you can sit and relax for sometime after completing the puja in the mandir. The serenity and pleasant ambience of the place makes one forget all the worries and tensions of life.
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A visit to this temple reminds one of the Tirupati Temple and even here one gets the original Tirupati laddus as prasadam after offering prayers to the deity. The garden outside the temple is well maintained and great place for evening strolls. There are several other attractions near the temple which the tourists can explore. If you love shopping, don’t miss the Fancy Bazaar nearby to get the best items at truly cheap rates. Other sites to visit are Umananda temple, Kamakhya temple, and ISKCON.
The city Guwahati has a very convenient transportation network availing which one can easily reach the temple gates.
Best Time to Visit
The tourists can visit the temple and offer their prayers at any suitable time. The actual beauty of the temple is seen in the evening when it is illuminated with lights.
Summer : 07:00 am – 11:00 am, 3.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Winter : 07:00 am – 11:00 am, 3.30 pm – 7.30 pm