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Lord Venkateswara Temple At Tirumala

Tirumala, 20kms from Tirupati is one of the most important pilgrimage centres in India. It has the historic shrine of Sri Venkateswara or Balaji     (in North India), an incarnation of Vishnu. Also known as the 'Lord of the Seven Hills', the 2m high standing idol of Venkateswara on a lotus flanked by his consorts Bhudevi and Sridevi,  is believed to grant any wish made in front of it. The most striking feature of the awe-inspiring black idol is its fabulous diamond crown, which is said to be the most precious single ornament in the world. This temple draws millions of  pilgrims and is believed to be the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world. The richest temple in India, it is a master piece of South Indian Architecture. The Sanctorum 'Ananda Nilayam' has a glittering gold covered 'Vimana' and gold covered gates guard the sanctum sanctorum. It is considered auspicious to offer the hair as sacrifice to the deity.

There is a small museum near the temple. It has a good collection of  musical instruments including Tabla type drum called a 'Ubangam'. The Museum opens from 8am to 8pm. 

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  By :  Harika smiley
  Oct 21, 2012 11:42:14 AM | Tirupati Reply to this Comment/ Review
Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Devasthanam is the worlds most popular and India's important pilgrimage center and also most visited place of worship in the world. The temple itself is no less than a wonder; it is a magnificent epitome of God's creation. Crores of people visit this Paradise on earth. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a famous Hindu Temple of Lord Balaji located in the Seven hills town Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India.