Unknown Facts about Tirupati Balaji Temple: No need to mention again how great this place is for Hindus. Tirupati Balaji Temple is one of the most visited Temples in the world. The temple is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Even though it was located in AP, the Temple is very near to the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka people also.
Due to of the many mentions in the Hindu Holy Books such as Upanisads, Ramayana, Vedas and many other sacred texts, the Temple is regarded as the current leaving place for Hindu Gods in Kaliyuga. So, many of the Hindu devotees across the globe visits Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam to get the blessings of Lord Venkateswara Swamy.
Unknown Facts about Tirupati Balaji Temple
The current leaving place of Hindu God Lord Venkateswara is Tirupati. He resides in the temple to bless all his Devotees in the Kaliyuga (the fourth and worst of the four yugas in a Yuga Cycle). There are many interspersing things hiding in the Tirumala Tirupati. But only some of the Purohits are aware of these interesting facts of Tirumala Tirupati temple. So, we have come up with the 10 Interesting Facts about Tirupati Balaji Temple that everyone should know.
The construction of the Tirupati Balaji temple began in 300 CE with many emperors and kings making regular contributions towards its development from time to time.
21 Unknown Facts about Tirupati Balaji Temple
- Tirupati Laddu Prasadam has A GI Patent since the flavor and taste of Tirupati Laddu Prasadam is not available in any of the Temples across the globe
- Along with the direct path to Temple, There is also a old tradition path in the form of Footsteps to Tirumala, that starts from Alipiri. So, they are called as Alipiri Metlu. It consists of a total 3550 Steps which makes a distance of 12 km. Devotees will take this path to reach Tirumala on foot from Tirupati, to fulfil their Vow to Lord Venkateswara.
- Special teams are appointed to calculate the money offered in Hundis
- Many Purohits in the Temple says that Lord Sri Venkateswara Statue has real hair and while presenting the Abhishekam many of the TTD purohits have witnessed this.
- The Annual revenue generated from Devotees through Hundis only is about Rs.300cr to Rs.400 Cr. Sometimes the figures are more than Rs.400 Cr.
- People in Tirumala also says that there is an underground that roots to the Devatha World where Hindu Gods are residing
- TTD has a place in the World Book of Records for serving the devotees like no other temple in the world
- Every day 60,000 to 70,000 devotees visits Tirupati Balaji Temple without any inconvenience.
- The annual Business made by TTD and its surrounding shops and Hotels is more than Rs.1500cr
- Thousands of people are doing business in Tirupati with the blessings of Lord Venkateswara
- The Temperature of Lord Venkateswara statue is 110 degrees Fahrenheit irrespective of the season
- Oil Lamps which are places in-front of the Idol are Perpetually Lit, 24 Hours
- The Garuda Hill in Tirumala resembles real Garuda Vahana which is used by Hindu Gods to travel. When Lord Venkateswara has become statue his vehicle Garuda also remained as statue in the form of Mountain Hill. The same Garuda statue is presents in the Temple premises which is a Human built
- Items that are used to perform Abhisekam to Lord Venkateswara are collected from the Forest only
- This sacred offering performed to Lord Venkateswara is called punugu, made from the aromatic secretion of the small Indian civet, a nocturnal mammal.
- Not only Hindus, Muslims also visits Tirumala Balaji temple to get the blessings
- One can witness the Lord Venkateswara Facial hidings on the Tirumala Hill in 180 degrees
- Every year Devotees Performs Abhishekam for Lord Venkateswra Swamy Shape on Tirumala Hills
- There are many ponds on the peaks of Tirumala Hills and no one knows how these small ponds are formed
- The money offered by Devotees to Hindu temples contains crores of foreign currency, RBI helps the TTD board to exchange that money.
- Every year some of the great devotees of Lord Venkateswara offers more than Rs.1 Crore to the Temple without showing their face
Tirupati Balaji Temple Seven Hills:
Besides the above many amazing things, the most wonderful thing about Tirupati Balaji Temple is that the Seven Hills. Devotees believe that the hair offered in the Temple is accepted by Neela Devi. The hill, Neeladri is one of the seven hills in Tirumala.
- Vrushabhadri—Hill of Nandi, the vahana of Shiva and Incarnation of Vishnu
- Anjanadri—Hill of Hanuman
- Neeladri—Hill of Neela Devi
- Garudadri or Garudachalam—Hill of Garuda, the vahana of Vishnu
- Seshadri or Seshachalam—Hill of Sesha, the dasa of Vishnu
- Narayanadri—Hill of Narayana. Srivari Padalu (footprints of Venkateswara) are located here
- Venkatadri—Hill of Venkateswara