Code Of Conduct


Dos

Do pay obeisance to your Ishta Daivam or Kula Daivam before you start for Tirumala.

Do book your travel and accommodation in Tirumala in advance.

Do bathe in the Pushkarini and worship Sri Varahaswami in His temple before you worship Lord Sri Venkateswara.

Do bathe and wear clean clothes (wear a dhoti with upper cloth) before you enter the temple.

Do concentrate on Lord Sri Venkateswara inside the temple.

Do observe absolute silence inside the temple and chant Om Sri Venkatesaya Namah to yourself.

Do bathe in the Papavinasanam and Akasa Ganga teerthams near Tirumala.

Do respect ancient customs while at Tirumala.

Do respect and promote religious sentiments among co-pilgrims.

Do deposit your offerings in the Hundi only.

Do contact any of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Enquiry Offices for information regarding the temple and your worship there.

Do pradakshina (keeping the shrine to the right) with devotion before entering the temple.

Do wear a tilakadharam in accordance with his religious affiliation.

One who regards his Guru (preceptor) as a mere human being, the Lord's Bimba as only a stone image, the vedic mantras as just a means of livelihood and one who is indifferent to the worship rituals becomes blameworthy and his life would be of no value (nishpalam).

Be clean physically and mentally.

Follow the procedures and wait for your turn for the Darshan of the Lord

 


Donts


Don't come to Tirumala for any purpose other than worshipping the Lord.

Don't carry too much jewellery or cash with you.

Don't eat non-vegetarian food. Don't consume liquor or other intoxicants.

Don't approach strangers for accommodation.

Don't wear footwear or move around in a vehicle, in and around the premises of the temple.

Don't rush in for darshan, but move along in the queue.

Don't approach touts for quick darshan.

Don't prostrate (sastanga danda pranamam) inside the temple. (upto Dhwajasthamba)

Don't buy spurious prasadam from street vendors.

Don't throw the prasadam and theerthams

Don't enter the temple, if, according to custom or usage, you are prohibited to enter.

Don't wear flowers and garlands in Tirumala; all flowers are for the Lord only.

Don't encourage beggars.

Don't spit or be a nuisance inside the premises of the temple.

Don't enter the shrine naked or wearing only a piece of lion cloth (Kaupina) or with shirt and banian.

Don't wear any head guards (helmet, caps, turban, hat etc.)while entering the temple.

Don't carry any weapon while entering the temple.

Don't eat food brought from outside or chew betel leaves while entering the temple or in the temple premises.

A person with physical or mental distress should not enter the temple.

One should not evacuate urine or motion or spit in the premises of the temple.

No one should stretch his legs across or sleep in the temple premises.

One should not have gossip or talk on ladies and sex while in the temple

Having entered a temple, one should never commit an act of violence, harshness in the premises.

Standing in God's presence one must never utter a lie

one should not quarrel in an temple on any account, the temple is not the place for it.

One should not talk about his wealth, money, status and Ahamkara but be obedient to God in the temple.

One should not greet or bow before another person while in a temple; God is the Lord for all.

One should not sit with his back to the Deity in the temple.

There are sequences of worship in a temple and one should have patience to have the darshan of the Lord.

Making pranam (obeisance) with one hand only to the lord is prohibited.