Friday, September 4, 2009

Tirupati Balaji Temple- Heritage Destination

Hindu temples are large and magnificent with a rich history. The temples of Andhra Pradesh State not only consists of religious but also historic value and are rich in their cultural heritage.

Tirupati Balaji Temple

Some of the famous temples in Andhra Pradesh, are Lepakshi Temple, Thousand Pillar Temple, Tirupati Temple, Srisailam Temple, Mukhalingam Temple, Jain Mandir, Chennakesava Temple, Gunupudi Someswara Temple, Chennakesavaswami Temple, etc are some of huge importance.

Tirupati Balaji Temple is one of the most visited temple of India and this temple is also of greater significance in the country. The Tirupati Balaji Temple is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage centre that is mainly linked up with Hindu mythologies, the temple is famous for its historic shrine of lord Venkateswar.

This temple is located on the Venkatam Hill and the temple is one of the richest temples of the country. The main deity worshiped at the temple is lord Venkateswar or lord Balaji, who is believed to be the incarnation of lord Vishnu, one of the most revered Hindu god.

The architectural style adds more importance in the temple's glory. The 10 feet high standing figure of lord Venkateswar on a lotus pedestal embodies the best sculptural work. Worshiping before the holy figure of lord Venkateswar lets one witness the rich South Indian culture and rich traditions.

There are also several other temples like Papavinasanam, Vaikuntha Tirtham and Tumburu Tirtham famous for sightseeing. Come and make a wish.

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