Tirupati Balaji Temple, History, Timings, Pooja details
Tirupati Balaji History
As per the Legend, there was a contest between Adisesha and Vayu. As part of the contest, Vayu tried to blow out all the thousand peaks of Meru Parvatha but Adisesha covered them with his thousand heads and protected them. Vayu being disappointed with his attempts stopped blowing. Adisesha, thinking all was safe, raised his head, when Vayu once again blew out the peaks, one of which fell at the spot of Venkatachala or Tirupati.
It is believed that the hills represent the body of Adisesha on which Lord Vishnu is said to rest. The Seven hills of Tirupati are said to represent the seven hoods of Adisesha on which Lord Venkateswara resides.
Tirupati Balaji description
The Jata in Kiritam and the Nagabharanam on the right fore-arm of the Lord recall to us Lord Siva. While Mahalakshmi on the right chest and the other general features of the Idol present us a Vishnu of Lord Vishnu. The Idol of the Lord is in the standing posture, with the left hand extended to the left thigh. The right hand is in what is known as Varadahasta.
Adi Sankaracharya installed Dhankarshana Yantra inside the temple.
Annual Brahotsavam will be performed for 9 days in a year. Sometimes, Brahmotsavam will be performed twice in a year due to Adika Masam.
How to reach Tirupati Balaji Temple?
- The nearest international airport is at Tirupati which is 35 km from Temple.
- Tirupati station is well connected with all parts of the country. Daily and Weekly trains are running with high frequency to Tirupati station.
- The direct bus is available from all parts of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Karnataka states. From Tirupati, bus frequency is quite to Tirumala Hills.
Reference Link: History