Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala

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Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.wikipedia
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Tirupati

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Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
The city is home to most famous and important Vaishnavite shrine of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and other historic temples and is referred to as the "Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh".

Chittoor district

ChittoorChitoor DistrictChittur
Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Chittoor district has many major temples including Tirupati, Srikalahasti and Kanipakam and other temples.

Venkateswara

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The Temple is dedicated to Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Venkateswara, an avatar of Vishnu is the presiding deity of the temple.
Lord Venkateswara is the presiding deity of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh in India.

Tirumala

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Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
It is a hill town where Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is located, which is the abode of Lord Venkateswara.

Sapthagiri

Saptagiriseven peaks
The Hills comprises seven peaks, representing the seven heads of Adisesha.
Sapthagiri which is also called Tirumala Hill is situated in hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Bruce's Code

In 1821, Bruce of England had drawn rules for the management of Temple which is referred to as Bruce's Code.
Bruce's Code is a set of rules for the management and administration of temples of Tirumala and Tirupati including the servants, enacted by East India Company in 1821 AD.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

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It was under the rule of Mahants for six generations until 1933 when Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams was formed as a result of the TTD Act in 1933.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is an independent trust which manages the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh.

Ananda Nilayam

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In 1517, Vijayanagara Emperor Krishnadevaraya, on one of his many visits to the temple, donated gold and jewels, enabling the Ananda Nilayam (inner shrine) roofing to be gilded.

List of temples under Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

List of Temples under Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD)other Temples in Tirupatiother temples
In 1843 the East India Company transferred the Administration of Temple along with other Temples in Tirupati to Mahants of Hathiramji Muth, who acted as Vicaranakartas.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is the official trust managing all the activities of Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala Tirupati in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Seshachalam Hills

Seshachalam
Tirumala Hills are part of Seshachalam Hills range.
Tirupati, a major Hindu pilgrimage town is located in the hills.

Andhra Pradesh

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Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati is one of the world's most visited religious sites, with 18.25 million visitors per year.

Venkata (hill)

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The temple lies on the seventh peak -Venkatadri, on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini, a holy water tank.
The popular Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is located on this hill.

Tirumala Dhruva Bera

main deitycentral iconpresiding deity of the temple
Venkateswara, an avatar of Vishnu is the presiding deity of the temple.
Tirumala Dhruva Bera is the name given to the deity of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh.

Malayappa swami

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During brahmotsavams the processional deity Malayappa along with his consorts SriDevi and BhuDevi, is taken in a procession in four mada streets around the temple on different vahanams.
Malayappa swami is the current utsava murti (presiding deity) in Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala.

Ugra Srinivasa

Ugra Srinivasa is one of the idols in the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh.

Krishnadevaraya

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In 1517, Vijayanagara Emperor Krishnadevaraya, on one of his many visits to the temple, donated gold and jewels, enabling the Ananda Nilayam (inner shrine) roofing to be gilded.
Krishna Deva Raya offered prayers at Tirupati thereafter along with his wives Tirumala Devi and Chinnama Devi.

Koluvu Srinivasa

Koluvu Srinivasa is an idol of Lord Venkateswara in the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Andhra Pradesh.

Seva in Tirumala

Ekanta SevaThomala Sevaabhishekam
The daily sevas in Temple(in order of occurrence) include Suprabhata Seva, Thomala Seva, Archana, Kalyanotsavam, Dolotsavam (Unjal Seva), Arjita Brahmotsavam, Arjita Vasantotsavam, Sahasra Dipalankarana Seva, Ekanta Seva.
The Tirumala Venkateswara temple (or Sri Venkateswara Swami temple) is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Vijayanagara Empire

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The temple gained most of its current wealth and size under the Vijayanagara Empire, with the donation of diamonds and gold.
The later Saluva and Tuluva kings were Vaishnava by faith, but worshipped at the feet of Lord Virupaksha (Shiva) at Hampi as well as Lord Venkateshwara (Vishnu) at Tirupati.

Varaha

AdivarahaVaraha avatarVarāha
After killing Hiranyaksha, Adivaraha resided on this hill.
It is located on the shores of a temple pond, called the Swami Pushkarini, in Tirumala, near Tirupati; to the north of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple (another temple of Vishnu in the form of Venkateswara).

Bhoga Srinivasa

Bhoga Srinivasa is a silver deity that is a near-replica of the main deity (Dhruva Bera) of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Legend of Tirumala

Sri Venkatachala Mahatyamseveral legends
There are several legends associated with the manifestation of the Lord in Tirumala.
Srivari Brahmotsavam is the most important annual festival celebrated at Sri Venkateswara Temple.

Tirupati Laddu

Laddu
The world-famous "Tirupati Laddu" is given at Tirumala Temple as prasadam.
Tirupati Laddu or SriVari Laddu is the laddu sweet offered as Naivedhyam to Venkateswara at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Vishvaksena

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This path has sub-shrines dedicted to Varadaraja and Yoga Narasimha, Potu(main kitchen), Bangaru Bavi(golden well), Ankurarpana Mandapam, Yagasala, Nanala (coins and Notla (Paper notes) Parkamani, Almyrah of Sandal paste (Chandanapu ara), cell of records, Sannidhi Bhashyakarulu, Lords’s hundi and the seat of Vishvaksena.
The Vishvaksena icon of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple has four hands and carries a conch (shankha) Sudarshana chakra (discus) in his upper hands and his lower hands are on thigh (Gada hasta) and in Avgana hasta.

Padmavathi

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The deity bears Goddess Lakshmi on the right chest and Goddess Padmavathi on the left.
Tradition dictates that every pilgrim to Tirupati must offer obeisance at this temple before visiting the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple.