Japali Hanuman Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tirumala is encircled by a number of sacred water bodies (theerthams). All those theerthams are known for its holiness. Among them, Japali theertham is the most widely known holy theertham which is being visited by most pilgrims. The prime attraction here is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman (Anjaneya swamy).
The Anjaneya swamy temple at Japali Theertham, is one of the least known and most worthy places of visit in Tirumala. Japali Aanjaneeya swamy temple, which is located in Tirumala 7 kms from Sree Venkateswara swamy (Lord Balaji) temple. The spot is on the way to Akasa Ganga from Tirumala. From road we have to walk nearly 1 km inside the forest.
It is said that Lord Rama with his consort Sita and brother Lakshmana stayed here along with Lord Hanuman. There is a perennial pond, called as “Rama Kund”, in the temple premises that was said to be the source of drinking water, during their stay here. There is a water source flowing to this place and it is not known where the water comes from.
Name behind Japali:
Sage Jabali performed penance at Sri Hanuman’s birth place atop Tirumala and Sri Hanuman revealed himself at the spot. So it is known as Japali Hanuman Kshetra.
Pilgrims visiting Tirumala will never fail to take a bath in this Japali Teertham, as it believed that all their sins and evils will be washed out when they dip in the teertham.
Rahu Ketu Pooja at Japali Teertham :
Rahu Ketu Pooja is also performed at Japali Teertham.
Other Rahu Ketu Pooja Temples:
1) Sri Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, Kumbakonam.
2) Trimbakeshwar Temple, Nashik.
3) Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple In Nellore.
4) Sri Valli Devasena Sametha Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple Chittoor.
5) Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy Sri Kalahasti.
6) Sri Thathaya Gunta Gangamma in Tirupati.
7) Ghati Subramanya Swamy Temple.
8) Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple
Japali Anajaney Swamy Temple
Papavinasanam Road, Tirumala,
Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh