Tirumala Theerthams

Tirumala Theerthams

Most of the Tirumala Theerthams are not accessible by Road, One should trek little deep into Seshachala forest. Tirumala Theerthams Classification As stated in Venkatachala Mahathyam


Sacred of Theerthams

Sacred of Theerthams

Sacred of Theerthams in Tirumala

Sacred epics say that every stone, tree, sand particle, air, birds, animals dwelling in the sacred Seshachala ranges that house the world famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara is manifested with divinity.

According to Brahma Purana and Skanda Purana there are about 66 crores of holy theerthams in the green cover of seshachala ranges. From the epic ages till today the holy theerthams of Tirumala are famous for their sacredness and divinity. Almost all the sacred water bodes hold fantastic legends and stories of salvation. In fact these legends are the driving force that led lakhs of pilgrims to this temple town each day even today since ages.

However these sacred theerthams are classified as Dharmaratiprada theerthams, Gnanaprada theerthams, Bhaktivairagyaprada theerthams and Muktiprada theerthams.

Dharmarathipradha Theerthams

The holy dip in these theerthams will transform the person to lead a  moral life combined with spiritual discipline which is the very foundation to get salvation. As per  puranas there are about 1008 holy torrents in the first category of theerthams.

Gnanapradha Theerthams

Man is on the quest to get the best for himself. Jnana is the path of knowledge, wisdom, introspection and contemplation. It involves deep exploration of the nature of our being by systematically exploring and setting aside false identities.A dip in the Gnanaprada teerthams is believed to gift this path of wisdom to pilgrims. These re 108 in number. They are: Manu, Indra, Vasu, Rudra(11 in number), Aditya(12 in number), Prajapati(9 in number), Aswini, Sukra, Varuna, Jahnavi, Kapeya, Kanwa, Agneya, Narada, Soma, Bhargava, Dharma, Yagna, Pasu, Ganeshwara, Bhaumaswa, Paribhadra, Jagajadyahara, Viswakallola, Yama, Baraspatya, Kamaharsha, Ajamoda, Janeshwara, Instasiddhi, Karmasiddhi, Vata, Jedumbara, Karthikeya, Kubja, Prachetasa(10 in number), Garuda, Sesha, Vasuki, Vishnuvardhana, Karmakanda, Punyavriddhi, Runavimochana,

Parjanya, Megha, Sankarshana, Vasudeva, Narayana, Deva, Yaksha, Kala, Gomukha, Pradymna, Aniruddha, Pitru, Arsheya, Vaishwadeva, Swadha, Swaha, Asti, Anjaneya, Suddhodaka, Astha Bhairava(8 in number). All put together 108 theerthams.

Bhakthi Vairagya Pradha Theerthams

Puranas state that these are more sacred than the Gnanaprada theerthams. A dip in these theerthams will provide renunciation from the materialistic way of life and leads to bhakti yoga. These are 68 in number. They are: Chaklra, Vajra, Vishwaksena, Panchayudha, Halayuda, Narasimha, Kasyapa, Manmadha, Brahma, Agni, Gautami, Daiva, Devam, Viswamitra, Bhargava, Astavakra, Durarohana, Bhairava, Meha, Pandava, Vayu, Asti, Markandeya, Jabali, Valabhilya, Jwarahara, Vishahara, Lakshmi, Rushi, Shatananda, Suteekshaka, Vaibhandaka, Bilwa, Vishnu, Salva, Sarabha, Brahma, Indra, Bharadwaja, Akasaganga, Prachetana, Papavinasana, Saraswatha, Kumaradhara, Gaja, Rushyasringa, Tumburu, Dasavatara(10 in number by the name of different avataras of Lord Vishnu), Halayudi, Saptarshi(7 in number after the name of saptarshi), Gajakona, viswaksena, Yudhasarasti.

Mukthipradha Theerthams

Mukthi means liberation of the senses from the clutches of the mind. It is enlightenment or a state of self-realization of the soul through Bhakthi. A bath in the muktipradha theerthams will gives us salvation. They are seven in number and considered to be the holiest among all the 66crore teerthams.

They are

Swamy Pushkarini Tirumala

As per the temple legend Swami Pushkarini was originally in Vaikuntam and belonged to Sri Maha Vishnu. It was set on Earth by Garuda, for the sport of Sri Venkateswara. It is adjacent to the Sri Venkateswara temple. As the 66crore teerthams these teerthams are not identified it is believed that one holy dip in Swamy Pushkarini teertham which is adjacent to hill shrine of Tirumala temple is equal to having taken bath in all these teerthams.

Festivals are being carried out every year for these teerthams on the auspicious time as decided in the shastras.

For this sacred theertham of Swamy Pushkarini, Mukkoti Dwadasi, the twelfth fortnight of Dhanurmasa is considered to be auspicious.


Gogarbham Theertham or Pandava Theertham

Suddha Dwadasi Sunday in Vrishabha month or Bahula Dwadasi day falling on Tuesday is considered auspicious.

Papavinasanam Tirumala

Sunday with Sapthami tidhi in Aswayuja Month or Dwadasi day in unison with the star Uttarabhadra

Papa vinaasanam3

Akasaganga Theertham

Fullmoon day in the month of Mesha in unison with Chitra Nakshatra

Aakasa Ganga Theertham11

Tumburu Theertham

Fullmoon day in the month of Meena(Pisces) with Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra is considered to be auspicious

Thumburu Theertha Mukkoti

Kumara Dhara Theertham

Magha Pornami in The month of Kumbha is considered to be auspicious to take bath in this theertham.Kumaradhaara Theertham2

Ramakrishna Theertham

Full moon day in the month of Makara(capricorn) is considered to be divine for holy dip.

Pilgrims visiting Tirumala makes it a practice of taking their bath in these sacred torrents on the belief that it would wipe out all their sinful deeds.

RamaKrishna Theertham Tirumala


Theerthams in Tirumala

Theerthams in Tirumala



  1. Venkatakrishna

    Dear bhagavdbhandu,

    I want to visit the teerthams in tirumala.
    Please update me the dates when ever it opens.

    Please updated me through emial.

    Jai sreemannarayana

  2. Dear kamal,
    i will be travelling to Tirumala & tirupathi from 17th Aug to 20th Aug-2016, wouid appreciate if you can give me some travel itinary as we are 8 including my dad & mom, aslo we are planning to visit vellore golden temple. shri kalahasti temple and near by temple in tirumala & tirupati, i have return train ticket on 20-08-2016 at 2 in afternoon for mumbai.

  3. Vishal Ramadoss

    Dear Kamal,
    I would like to visit all theerthams and do devotional trekking. Kindly let me know the procedure.

    • Dear Sir,
      Sure, We will know in advance about the Theerthams visit. I have noted your mail id and will communicate with all the details

      • Dear Kamal,

        Please send the details of all the theerthams around tirupati as we are also very keen on this devotional trekking and have few days to spare for the same.


        • Dear Madam,
          Kapila Theertham is the most sacred Theertham in Tirupati.
          Srivari Pushkarini, Akasa Ganga Theertham, Papavinasanam, Chakra theertham, Pandava Theertham and Gogarbha Theetham in Tirumala are easily accessbile

  4. Hai Kamal,
    I am a Tirupati guy, booked Rs. 300 ticket. Have a plan of going to Tirumala exactly an hour before dharsan time mentioned in ticket.
    I would like to use my mobile after dharshan.
    It would be a great help for me if you could provide me a place to keep my mobile during Dharsan time.

    I do not have time to book room or lockers.

    Your service is helpful for lacks of devotes.
    Personally I would like to Thank you Kamal . . . 🙂

    • Dear Sir,

      There are many places to deposit mobiles
      1. Near Rambagicha, you can keep your mobiles and chappals
      2. One depositing center is right opposite Vaikuntam I entrance.

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