Tirupati Balaji temple has its origins in Vaishnavism an ancient religion, which advocates the principles of equality and love, and prohibits animal sacrifice. The sanctum sanctorum, which houses the awe-inspiring idol of the Lord of the Seven Hills, is situated in the main temple complex of Tirumala.
The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini what is known popularly today as Tirupati Balaji Temple. The main temple complex of temple houses awe-inspiring idol of the Lord of the Seven Hills and is worshipped by millions of devotees all over the world. The devotees flock the temple in large numbers and make offerings in large quantity making it the richest temple in India. The temple has a long history and has acquired significance in Indian religious lore.
The way to Tirumala Temple by climb It is a 3600 steps, 8 km long climb, with the steps not uniformly distributed. The initial stageis a 2000 step climb, in a space of 1km. Following that is a 7 km long walk, with a few steps in-between here and there and a 2km long walk along the road included, and then a 500 step climb after that. And then u reach the top. Average time is about 3 and ahalf to 4 hours (if elders are there).
Vishnu in the form of Lord Venkateshwara at Tirumala Venkateshwara (Sanskrit & Telugu), also known as Venkatachalapathy or Srinivasa or Balaji, is the supreme God believed to be a form of the Hindu Deity Lord Vishnu. He appeared in this Yuga Kali Yuga for saving the people who have fallen deeply and are deluded in three modes of material nature. Lord Venkateshwara means supreme God who destroys the sins of the people in this material world . The exact period in which the temple was founded is not known, and tradition has it that the temple is Swayambhustala, meaning that it came into existence on its own without anyone constructing it. Vishnu, in the form of Venkateshwara, is much worshipped at Tirupati temple. Venkateshwara is the presiding deity at the Tirumala temple complex, believed to be the richest of all the Hindu shrines in the world. The temple is situated in southern Andhra Pradesh in Chittoor district. It is around 120 km away from Chennai. The presence of seven hills influenced alternate names for the deity: Edukondalavadu in Telugu and as Ezhumalaiyan in Tamil both of which mean Lord of the Seven Hills. In iconographic depictions, Lord Venkateswara’s eys are covered, because it is said, that his gaze is so intense, it would scorch the universe
Pilgrims can book Special Entry Darshan tickets for the current day 3 hours prior to Darshan Slot subject to availability of Quota.
On normal days, about 18 hours are allotted for Sarvadarsanam and on peak days, it is open for 20 hours.
Special Entry Darshan
* The Special Entry Darshan(Seeghra Darshanam) is introduced on 21-Sep-2009 to provide quick Darshan to the Pilgrims.
* The cost of the Ticket is Rs.300/- per pilgrim with two Laddus free of cost and booking is open round the clock.
* The Advance Booking of Special Entry Darshan is introduced w.e.f. 27.August.2014.
* Pilgrims can book Special Entry Darshan tickets for the current day 3 hours prior to Darshan Slot subject to availability of Quota. Pilgrims can make eHundi Offering while booking Darshan tickets.
* Pilgrims can avail the Advance Booking of Special Entry Darshan through InternetBooking(www.ttdsevaonline.com), e-Darshan Counters and Indian Post Offices.
The darshan timings are the same as that for Sarvadarsanam.
Special Entry Darshan Timings ( Seeghra Darshan )
7:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
9:30 AM TO 9:00 PM
7:00 AM TO 9:00 PM
7:00 AM TO 9:00 PM
1. Divya Darshan facility is provided for pedestrian who come on foot to Tirumala through Gali Gopuram or Srivari Mettu.
2. Bio-metric counters are established on these foot paths, to facilitate free darshan, free accommodation (P.A.C) and free food facilities at Tirumala.
Sudarshan token System
The Sudarsanam token system was introduced to minimise the waiting time for Sarvadarsanam, Special Darshan and other paid darshan/sevas. Some of its features: The tokens are available Rs.50/- token at the
Second Choultry (behind the Railway Station),
Sreenivasam in Tirupati,
Srivari Sannidhi, Tirupati,
RTC Bus stand in Tirupati,
TTD Information centre ,Renigunta (opposite to the Renigunta Railway Station).
The time of darshan is indicated on the tokens.Pilgrims can enter the Vaikuntam Queue Complex at Tirumala at the time indicated on the tokens. . As this system saves on waiting time, it provides pilgrims with enough time to visit temples in the vicinity like Sri Govindarajaswami Temple and Kapila Teertham at Tirupati, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple at Tiruchanur and Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple at Srinivasa Mangapuram.To help TTD keep a track of the number of pilgrims and ensure their smooth flow, one token is issued per head. Collective tokens for groups are not issued.Sudarshan tokens to a tune of 5000 perday, Tuesday and Wednesday 2000 perday will be issued from 05:00am
Some precautions for you to take:
Collect your Sudarsanam token only from TTD-run counters. Tokens issued by others are not valid.Do not exchange tokens.
Do not trust touts.
Special Darshan for Physically disabled and Aged
This special darshan is arranged for the physically challenged Persons/ Old aged people / Heart patients / Ostomy patients through P.H.Gate, Mahadwaram, Sri T.T., Tirumala in three slots every day i.e. 10:00A.M., 03:00P.M. and 10:00P.M. If necessary, such pilgrims can be accompanied by an attendant.
Triupati Vellore Golden Temple Tpur Package From Renigunta
Tirupati is the most visited and important pilgrimage center in india to have Darshan of Lord Balaji. Temple Tour Tirupati can be visited in 1night /2 Day or 2Night /3Day or 3night / 4Days with visit to Kalahast, Vellore Golden Temple, Tirutani & Kanchipuram.
Day 01 Pick up from Renigunta Railway station Check in hotel Fresh n up Kalashti, Tiruchanor Darshan Dinner Night stay .
Day 02 – Morning start for Tirumala visit Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple or Lord Balaji ,Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy temple , Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy temple . Return to hotel at Tirupati by evening – and can visit temple missed on day one – Night halt at Tirupati
Day 03 – Early morning leave for Vellore Lakshmi Naryani Golden Temple and return to Tirupati visit Alamelumangapuram – Padmavati Temple , Sri Govindarajaswami temple , Sri Lakshmi Narasimhan temple, Sri Kapaliswaraswamy temple & ISKON Temple ( As per time available ) and drop at Renigunta by evening for onward journey