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Pandava Theertham Tirumala Sri venkateswara Swamy Hill, Gogarbham Theertham

Gogarbha Theertham

Famous for its holiness and purity, Pandava Theertham is one of the sanctified theerthams in Tirumala. This theertham has an association with the Pandavas and has a story of salvation. A legend says that during the 12 years of exile of the Pandavas in the forest, the brothers Yudishtira and Arjuna bathed in this place. Situated at the bottom of ...

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Sahasra Deepalankara Seva Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Temple

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Sahasra Deepalankara seva: Sahasra Deepalankara (1000 Diyas decoration) seva is the only daily seva that is performed outside the temple. The seva is performed in the Unjal mandapam located on the southeastern corner of the Srivari Temple every day evening at 5.30 pm. Sri Malayappa Swami along with Sridevi and Bhudevi is seated in an unjal in the midst of the ...

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Srivari Hundi | Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Hundi

Srivari-Hundi

About Lord Venkateshwara Swamy Hundi or Srivari Hundi : After having the darshan of Lord Venkateshwara swamy, the devotees deposit their offerings to the lord in this hundi. This Srivari hundi is sealed with sealing wax not only by the Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam officials but also by the Jiyyars. While opening this hundi, officials verify whether the seals are in ...

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Tiruppavada Seva | Srivari Pulihora Seva

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Tiruppavada Seva (Every Thursday) : This unique and exquisite Seva among all the methods of worship offered to the Lord Venkateshwara Swamy. It is performed every thursday morning starting around 6.00 A.M.  A Huge mound of cooked Tamarind spiced rice (Pulihora) is poured on a golden plated tray size about 6 feet x 4 feet and placed directly in front ...

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Veyi Kalla Mandapam | Thousand Pillar Mandapam Tirumala

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Veyi Kalla Mandapam at tirumala was constructed in 1472 A.D with 1000 pillars of high architectural expertise. However as a part of the master plan implementation in 2003 to accommodate the increasing number of pilgrims and security issues, this mandapam was demolished.

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Ananda Nilayam Tirumala | Vimana Venkateshwara Swamy

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Ananda Nilayam: The glittering gold plated “gopuram” of the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Tirumala Temple is called Ananda Nilayam which means the “Adobe of Happiness”. It is the sacred place where the Lord Venkateshwara receives his ‘Poojas’ and ‘Archanas’. As per mythology, Garuthmantha (Vehicle of Sri Vishnu) brought this Ananda Nilaya Vimanam from Vaikuntam and consecrated it in this sacred ...

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Swami Pushkarini | Tirumala Temple Tank

About Swami Pushkarini lake Swami Pushkarini was originally in Vaikuntam and belonged to Sri Maha Vishnu. It was set on Earth by Garuda, for the sport of Sri Venkateswara. It is adjacent to the Sri Venkateswara temple. Pilgrims bathe here before entering the main temple. The mukkoti of Swami Pushkarini (the merging of over three crore teerthams in Swami Pushkarini) ...

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Jaya and Vijaya Inside Tirumala Temple

Bangaru-Vakili

Twelve feet to the north of ‘Sri Krishnadevarayala mandapam’, there is a glass porch. Every day at 2 p.m. a service called dolotsavam is performed to the Lord in this glass porch. Devotees are permitted to participate in this paid seva. In reality, this seva is a north Indian contribution. There is no evidence to prove when this was built. ...

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Garudalwar Statue In Tirumala

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Opposite to the golden gate and facing the Lord there is a six feet high statue of Garuda saluting the Lord with folded hands. Let us salute this devout servant of the Lord and the King of Birds and then seek the permission of Lord’s guards to enter the golden gate.

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Ghanta Mandapam In Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy Temple

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Let us enter the front porch of the Lord Venkateswara, named ‘Ghanta Mandapam’. Lord Brahma, the angels and Maharshis like Sanakasanandana wait for the darshan of Lord Venkateswara at the golden gate. Opposite to the golden gate, there is Garuda Mandapam. The pavilion that links the golden gate and the Garuda Mandapam is called ‘Ghanta Mandapam’ or ‘Mahamani Mandapam’. It ...

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