Tourism places in Tirumala
Interesting Tourism places in Tirumala. Like Natural Rock Formation at Sila Thoranam and S.V.Museum Tirumala, where one can explore old Tirumala Photos and Other Inscriptions.
- Sila Thoranam
Sila Thoranam Tirumala
As per History, Lord Venkateswara came to Tirumala in search of his wife. She He had reverence towards the sage Brigu Maharshi, even though the sage had insulted him by kicking Him on the chest, the place where his wife Mahalakshmi was there. He stood at the Top of Tirumala, which is now called SRIPADAM.
On the way down from Sripadam to Tirumala, there is a place called SILA THORANAM. Here natural rock depicts Lord Vishnu’s Sangu, Sakram, Thiruman and his Abhayakaram.
During excavations in the 1980’s on a mound of earth in the jungles 1 km. North of the temple where it was believed that some information lied buried about the Lord’s transformation into rock, a very rare phenomenon of two different sets of rocks connected together in the form of a thin link was found. This formation is known to exist elsewhere only at the 4 fingers of Texas and somewhere in Australia. This is pretty small in size relatively but what makes it unique and astounding is that nowhere in rock formations known to exist on the Indian soil have been found to be of this type and also, the height of The Lord confirms exactly to the distance of the pinnacle of the arch from the foot of the same! Also, two other formations excavated along with resemble the celestial conch and the discus that are the Lord’s possessions. These have not been carved even remotely. They are formed naturally very mysterious indeed! This geological arch is a very rare spectacle in the world. This arch (older than the Jurassic age) is 25ft in length, l0ft in height. Pilgrims must make it a point to visit this wonder of the world during their Tirumala trip.
S.V. Museum Tirumala
Sri Vari Museum is located next to the Karnataka Choultry. Tourists coming to this museum can see some of the beautiful pictures, artifacts and sculptures that depict the history of the main temple. It also houses scriptures and photographs, which can be viewed by the visitors all round the year. This is a newly built museum, which has free entry for the visitors.
Sri Venkateswara Dhyana Vignan Mandiram is a museum, which started its operations in 1980. It is also a meditation centre, where spiritual visitors can meditate and offer prayers. There are several religious artefacts like pooja utensils inside this museum. The hall for meditation is functional all round the year and is an ideal place for making peaceful meditation