Chikka Tirupati Temple History, Timings and Route information
Chikka Tirupati History
Legend date back to Dwapara Yuga, Agni Deva had severe stomach ache after accepting ghee for 100 years continuously. He then prayed Lord Brahma fo the remedy. Brahma suggested him to perform Kandava Dahanam as the forest has natural herbs. Agni stepped back as Indra’s friend Takshak was living in this forest with his family. He then approached Lord Krishna and Arjuna who offered him the protection. With their help, Agni raised himself high and burnt the forest. Indra tried hard to defend the snake Takshak but all his efforts went vain . Takshak who escaped with minor injuries cursed Agni to lose his divinity. Agni then prayed Lord Siva for the help. Lord Siva suggested him to perform penance for Lord Vishnu. Agni relieved from the curse and installed Lord Vishnu and named Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy.
This temple was built in Dravidian during the reign of Chola Kings in 11th Century A.D.
Annual Brahmotsavam will be celebrated in a grand during Sravana Masam. The uniqueness of this temple is that Lord Venkateswara’s Abhayahastham is pointing downward. Devotees used to offer hair which is similar to Tirumala Temple.
Daily Ritual at the temples
Ushathkalam at 8:00 am
Kalasanthi at 10:00 a.m
Sayarakshai at 5:00 pm
Ardha Jamam at 7:00 p.m.
Chikka Tirupati Temple Timings
Temple opening Hours: 6:00 am – 7:30 pm
Places near Chikka Tirupati Temple
- Kotilingeswara Temple is 62 km away
- Mulbagal Anjaneya Swamy Temple which is 70 km away.
How to reach Chikka Tirupati?
- The nearest airport is at Bengaluru which is 67 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Bengaluru which is well connected with all parts of India. Temple is 45 km from the temple.
- The direct bus is available from Bengaluru and Kolar to this temple.
Chikka Tirupati Images
Reference Link: History