Saturday, July 23, 2011

TIRUPATHI - LORD VENKATESHWARA'S SHRINE



Tirupathi is a famous temple situated in the southern part of India. It is situated on the Tirumala hills and it is called as – God of seven hills. Lord Venkateshwara at the temple is worshipped by Hindus. Many Hindus in India and neighbouring countries have great faith in Lord Venkatshwara and many Hindu devotees had made it a practice to visit the temple at least once a year.

Especially on the first day of each year, while people around the world are in the mood of celebrating the new year, Hindu devotees who have great faith in the Lord never forget to visit to the temple and they are prepared to have a darshan of the Lord even for waiting any number of hours.

There are a lot of facilities available in the shirine.

 A large number of lodges and restaurants available to meet the demands of all kinds of people coming from different parts of the world.

 Sometimes during festival seasons, people find it very difficult to get accommodation in lodges, however, even though the town is situated on the hills, it has been well connected by buses throughout the day and night. Once in five minutes a bus is leaving Tirupathi to Tirumala and in the same manner a bus leaves once in five minutes from Tirumala to Tirupathi. 

Tirumala is at the ground level and the bus to reach Tirupathi from Tirumala has to travel for nearly one and half to two hours and the distance is around 50 to 60 kilometres and it has been estimated that there are more than 100 hairpin bends on the route.

However, the journey itself will be very challenging. Many devotees like to go to the temple from Tirumala to Tirupathi by walking and trekking crossing the seven hills. It takes more than six to seven hours to reach the topmost point by trekking.


The temple can be very will visited by people from all over the world 


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