South Indian Temple Attractions by VirginiaLuther


									Tirupati Temple – A Divine Destination of Andhra Pradesh

There are so many wonderful temples in this Indian country. Some of the ancient temples in
the southern part of India are considered to be one of the most beautiful South Indian temple
attractions. One among them is the Tirupati temple, which is one of the most visited ancient
sacred places of India. The Tirumala Tirupati temple attracts millions of visitors every year. It is
a magnificent travel destination for every Hindu pilgrim. Most of the visitors visit from
throughout the world to see this tirupati temple, the South Indian temple attractions.

It is Located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The city of Tirupati is situated on
the foothills of Eastern Ghats and is famed for Sri Venkateshwara Temple. The town of Tirupati
lies at an altitude of 853 m above sea level on the Tiruamala Hill. Everyday thousands of
peoples visit this temple and it is estimated that over 5 billion people visit the temple every
year. Tirupati Laddu is the main prasadam offered and the other items are vada, curd rice,
tamarind rice, payasam and dosa. The best time to visit Tirupati is during the festival of
Brahmotsavam in the month of September which is one of the biggest religious carnivals of the

The most significant place of Andhra pradesh is the historic shrine of Sri Venkateswara, the
Lord of Seven Hills, which is well-known all over the country. Tirupati is known as the dwelling
of the Hindu god Venkateshvara “The Lord of Seven Hills”. According to the mythology, the
seven hills in the city of Tirupati resembles like the body of the seven serpents -Adisesha Nag
on which Lord Vishnu lie down. Tirumala Temple – also called Tirupati Balaji Temple and Sri
Venkateswara Temple.

Tirupati temple is a blazing example of Dravidian architectural style. The ancient temple
encompass with the Gopuram(tower), three Prakarams(enclosures) and the sculpture of King
Krishnadevraya, Todarmal(the head of all ministers in the regime of Mughal Emperor, Akbar).
Apart from these, the main divinity of Sri Vankateswara(Balaji). It is positioned in the main
sanctum of the temple.

The Tirupati temple is considered as the world’s richest temple and the most popular South
Indian temple attractions. They get large amount of donations on a daily basis. Their daily
income is Rs. 75 Lakhs with the highest average amount, to Rs. 180 Lakh in one day. And has
an annual income of Rs. 650 crore earnings. It is titled as the world’s richest temple and is the
ancient pilgrimage spot in India.

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