Tirupati is considered to the abode of the great Lord Vishnu. This holy town is said to of great importance to the Hindus, who come here throughout the year to pray to the God Almighty and seek His blessings. The Tirumala Hill is well known for the famous Sri Venkateswara Temple that does entice pilgrims in thousands on a daily basis. There are also numerous other temples as well as sacred places to be visited during the trip. It is necessary for the religious traveller to plan the trip properly and undergo proper researches. Only then can they explore the marvellous shrines that are located in this place. Here, one can find a long history and matchless spiritualism that is really interesting and exciting. The spectacular views of the waterfalls, forests and valleys are likely to leave the tourists completely dazzled.
Some famous temples to visit in Tirupati
The following temples are covered under the Tirupati tour package from Chennai.
- Sri Venkateswara Temple: The temple of Sri Venkataswara is world popular and occupies the third spot among the richest gods. It is at Tirumala’s 7th hill that it is located and is the town’s main attraction. More than 50,000 pilgrims are said to visit this temple on a regular basis. During festivals that are held throughout the year, the number of pilgrims is said to only multiply by several times. Lord Venkateswara’s idol is kept in the main complex. Pilgrims are said to donate money, rice, gold and other items that they have wished to seek the blessings of the great Lord. There is always found to be a very long queue of pilgrims waiting for their chance to get a quick glimpse of the Lord. Tirupati laddu is world famous and is the prasad given here. The temple is a classic instance of Dravidian architecture style.
- Sri Padmavathi Devi: This temple is located just 5 km south of the main town. This temple is dedicated to Padmavathi, Goddess Laxmi’s incarnation. According to mythological belief, the temple has been constructed at the venue, where the goddess is said to have emerged on a golden lotus. This temple is a must visit to complete the Tirupati tour. Two elegant temples are located within the main complex. The shrines are of Sri Sundara Raja Swami and Sri Krishna Swami.
- Sri Govindaraja Swami: It is considered to be another Dravidian architecture masterpiece. On entering the temple, one can witness the impressive syanmurti, which is Lord Govindraja’s image in sleeping posture. There is also present cluster of temples and a museum.
- Sri Kapileshwara Swami: It is boasted to be Tirupati’s only Shiva temple. It offers the tourists with picture perfect scenery, serenity, grand architecture and much more. It is Tirupati’s foothills that this temple is located. The main deity is of Sri Kapileshwara. Kapila Teertham is a waterfall located here, where one can take bath and be purified.
Booking the package in advance will ensure the person can enjoy the trip with his family and friends and make the most of the religious tour.