Chilkur Balaji Temple is located on the banks of Osman Sagar, and 30 km from Hyderabad city, Telangana. It is 30 km away from Mehedipatnam. Approximately 75,000 to 1,00,000 devotees visit in a week. Generally, the temple gets a heavy rush on Fridays and Sundays. The temple at Chilkur is managed by the hereditary trustee Sri M.V. Soundara Rajan and Sri C.S. Gopala Krishna. The entire family of the Archaka, including the women, dedicated themselves to serving God. Sri Venkateswara is presiding in this Temple.
It is considered one of the oldest temples, which was built by Madanna and Akkanna, who were ardent devotees of the Lord, and the uncles of Bhakta Ramadas, the famous composer of Carnatic music and a great devotee of Sri Rama of Bhadrachalam, Telangana.
This temple does not have a Hundi, where devotees can contribute money or a special Darshan for VIPs. This temple is also known as Visa temple where many devotees worshiped Lord Balaji to get Visa. The number of visitors coming to this temple is increasing day by day.
The famous Chilkur Balaji Temple, also known as Visa God Templeor Visa Balaji Temple. Brahmotsavam (Seven Days Annual Festival) is celebrated every year during the period of Chaitra Masam (March to April) from the next day after Sri Rama Navami. All other Hindu festivals are celebrated with great fervor at this temple.
Chilkur Balaji Temple Timings:
Morning: 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Chilkur Temple History:
There are some legends about the temple. It is said that a committed devotee of Lord Venkateswara by the name, Madhav Reddy used to visit the famous Tirupathi temple regularly every year. But once, he was too ill and due to his bad health could not travel to his desired place. But Lord has His own ways of pleasing his devotees. He appeared in the dreams instructing him to visit the nearby jungle where he had been residing. The dream made Madhav Reddy run to the jungle. He did find the idol of the Lord there and started digging at the spot to take the idol out. However, while doing so, his axe hit the idol’s chin area and to his surprise, blood started oozing from the wound so created. And there was a voice resounding in the air, “Flood the mole-hill with cow’s milk”. The devotee followed the instructions. He then could excavate a Swayambhu idol of Sri Balaji and those of Sridevi and Bhoodevi from the place. Later, the temple was constructed at this place.
This place is visited by a large number of devotees every day, particularly on weekends when the number crosses 75,000 people per week. There is a strong faith prevailing here that 11 circumambulations (pradakshina) done with devotion and a promise for doing a further 108 pradakshina on fulfillment of the wish leads to the actual realization of it. The numbers 11 and 108 also have significance in the temple. The number 11 refers to 1 and 1. 1 soul and 1 body and indicates integrating the soul and body with devotion and dedication to God. Whereas, 108 pradakshinas stand for 1, 0 and 8 with 1 representing God, 0 the creation and 8 the number of complete months that the human spends in the womb before coming to Earth.
Chilkur Balaji Temple Distance:
Distance from Secunderabad Railway Station is 31.6 km
Distance from Mehdipatnam is 22 km
Distance from MGBS Hyderabad is 27 km
Location: The Chilkur Balaji temple is located near Osman Sagar Lake in Hyderabad (Gandipet), Telangana.
There are plenty of buses from Mehdipatnam to Chilkur Temple.
The very frequent bus service available from Mehdipatnam are number 288D and 288C and the journey time is around 40 min.
Interesting Facts about Chilkur Temple:
- Chilkur Balaji is also known as Visa God.
- One who makes a wish with 11 Pradakshanas, God will make them do 108 Pradakshanas because their wish will be fulfilled.
Chilkur Balaji Temple Address:
Chilkur Balaji Temple,
Ranga Reddy District,
Contact # +91 8417 235933
The Chanting of the following names of Lord Vishnu to overcome the difficulties in our daily life.
- “Om Vashatkaaraaya Namaha”: For Success in Business, Jobs, Visa, Career.
- “Om Aksharaaya Namaha”: For Success in Studies.
- “Om Bhuthabhavanaya Namaha”: For Good Health.
- “Om Paramaathmane Namaha”: For Self Confidence.
- “Om Vidhaatre Namaha”: Pregnant ladies to chant for good health
- “Om Hayagreevaya Namaha”: For a healthier and fit living.
- “Om Bhuthatmane Namaha”
- “Om Narasimhaya Namaha”
- ” Om Rishikeshaya Namaha”
- “Om Pradyumnaya Namaha”
- “Om Srinivasaya Namaha”
- “Om Varunaya Namaha”
- “Om Bhootakritaye namaha”
- “Om Vishnave Namaha”
- “Om Bhaavaya Namaha”
- “Om Narasimha Vapushe Namaha”: In Moments of Despair
- “Om Kshetragnaaya Namaha”: For Aspirants of Real Estate and Homes
- Om Bhootaadaye Namaha”: To amend relationship or friendship crisis
- “Om Dhaatre Namaha”: For Santhana Praapthi (Fertility for couples)
- “Om Pushkarakshaaya Namaha”: For Overcoming bad times
- “Om Sthavishtaaya Namaha”: To keep evil forces at bay.