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. Japali Threetham is a pond opposite Japali Anjaneya Swamy temple. Devotees also believe that a bath in this pond will dissolve all their sins and evils.
The Anjaneya Swamy temple at Japali Theertham is one of the least known and most worthy places to visit in Tirumala. Japali Aanjaneeya Swamy temple, which is located on Tirumala hills is 3 km from Sree Venkateswara Swamy (Lord Balaji) temple. The spot is on the way to Papavinasanam from Tirumala. From road, we have to trek nearly 1 km inside the forest to reach this temple.
This was the site of the hermitage first of Jaapali rishi and his disciples and later of Agasthya and his sishyas.
Long ago one Brahmin habituated to bad habits and doing bad deeds. One Devil tortured brahmin, he had a bath here then and due to his good deeds effect of earlier life all his sins cleared off and the devil released him.
Believed to have miraculous powers to relieve bodies possessed by spirits/ ghosts. Washes away all the evils and sins committed in one’s life.
The famous festivals celebrated at this site are Tumburu Phalguna Pournami, Chakra Kartika Masa – Ksheerabdi Dwadasi, Kumaradhara Magha Pournami and Ramakrishna Pushya Pournami. There is a tree at the entrance of the temple with the shape of Lord Ganesha at its base and we think that Lord Ganesha himself appeared here.
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 “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.
The name behind Japali:
Sage Jabali performed penance at Sri Hanuman’s birthplace 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 is believed that all their sins and evils will be washed out when they dip in the teertham.
Japali Hanuman Temple Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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) Sri Raja Rajeshwari Temple In Nellore.
3) Sri Valli Devasena Sametha Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple Chittoor.
4) Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy Sri Kalahasti.
5) Sri Thathaya Gunta Gangamma in Tirupati.
6) Ghati Subramanya Swamy Temple.
7) Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple
8) Nashik Trimbakeshwar Temple
Japali Hanuman Temple Address:
Japali Anajaney Swamy Temple
Papavinasanam Road, Tirumala,
Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh