Why we should walk barefoot to Tirumala Tirupati by Steps path
Footpath to Tirumala is the royal road to Salvation. Alipiri Mettu and SriVari Mettu is the holiest path trodden by great saints like Sri Ramanujacharya, Great Poet Sri Annamayya. Hence it is meritorious to climb the Holy Seven Hills without footwear.
Lord Sri Venkateswara, he himself climbed Hills from SriVari Mettu after marriage from Srinivasa Mangapuram.
Many had this in mind that SriVari Mettu Path is called as Apradakshinam, whereas Alipiri Mettu is Pradakshinam, but Sri Venkateswara along with Goddess Padmavathi Climbed Hills from Srinivasa Mangapuram SriVari Mettu Path. Srivari Mettu path later developed during the period of the Vijayanagar Empire.
Each Hill in Tirumala got its prominence, It is divine atmosphere at Tirumala Hills. For more information on Seven Hills read About Tirumala Hills under History Section in Homepage.
Alipiri Mettu open for 24 hours and devotees can reach Tirumala even at nights. The devotees can deposit luggage before taking steps path and collect after reaching Tirumala. Free Divya Darshan tickets will be issued along the path. It is 14000 tickets per day at Alipiri mettu.
Srivari Mettu open from 6 am to 4 pm.
It usually takes, 3 hours to 3 hours 30 mins by Alilpiri Mettu path and 2 hours to 2 hours 30 mins by Srivari Metttu path.
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