Tirupathi - Kalahasti Tour
Tirupathi Temple is considered as one of the holiest shrines by the Hindus. Tirupathi is the richest and one of the most revered shrines in India. The highly sacred and antique nature of the Tirupati Balaji temple is evident through a large number of mentions in several puranas including the Varaha Purana and the Bavishyottara Purana
The surprising sheath of the idol of the deity has a tendency to sweat. The fact that the idol of Lord Balaji wears real hair and the sacred objects for worship are not locally sourced. For an inexplicable reason, the back of the idol always remains moist, despite the priests work hard to keep it dry.
There is no sacred place on the earth equal to Venkatadri (Tirupati – Tirumala; There is no Lord equal to Lord Venkateshalapathy(Balaji). Lord Balaji is always at our heart with his gracious presence.
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Tirumala is a pilgrimage center of great significance and is visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims throughout the year. Venkateswara, or Srinivasa or Balaji as the presiding deity Vishnu is known, is enshrined in this temple, located on a range of the Eastern Ghats, called the Seven Hills.It is an ancient temple and its glory has been sung by the saints of the yesteryears. Said to be the richest temple in India, this temple is a vibrant cultural and philanthropic institution with a grand history spanning several centuries.
1.Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the holiest sites in Tirupati. It is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who is worshiped here as Padmavathi. Having a great religious significance like Tirupati Temple, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is visited by a large number of devotees throughout the year.Since Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is one of the famous holy shrines in Tirupati, it witnesses a huge footfall throughout the year. Devotees from various regions pay a visit to this enchanting and holy shrine on a large scale.
Horsley Hills, the famous hill Station in Andhra Pradesh is 144 km from Tirupati. The shady slopes are wooded with luxurious vegetation.The journey to Horsley Hills is exciting as one gets to see thick verdure of various species of plants and wild animals. Covering the entire stretch of narrow road are dense growth of Eucalyptus, Jacaranda, Allamanda, Gulmohar and many other species. The natural beauty of the Horsley Hills is indeed irresistible. The Horsley Hills have been a popular refuge for the sun-scorched souls since long .The Mallamma temple is another major tourist attraction at Horsley Hills that is worth visiting.
3. Kailasanatha Kona
The lovely Kailasanatha Kona is a natural and perennial waterfall located in Nagiri Hills near Puttur Kailasakona Falls is considered by many as sacred and is believed to be enriched with minerals & also possessing curative properties. One of the chief attractions of Kailasakona Waterfalls is the small temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati which is frequented by the tourists who come here. It is Believed that a bath at this mineral rich waterfalls.
The white waters spilling down from a great height is simply alluring. Talakona Waterfalls is one such appealing attraction in the district of Chittoor. Surrounded by dense and arresting woods, this waterfall is a must-visit destination. Visiting Talakona Waterfalls and spending a few hours is enough to reinvigorate the tired senses.
5. Rock Garden
The Rock Garden of Tirupati is one of the must-visit destinations in Andhra Pradesh. It lies in Tirumala Hills that are considered as sacred in the region. This rock garden is said to be a sacred site because according to the legends, it is the place from where Lord Vishnu ascended for Vaikunth Dham. Another legend says that it is the height of the deity in Tirumala Temple measures the same as the height of the religious arch.
1. SRI KALAHASTEESWARA SWAMI TEMPLE
The Srikalahasti Temple is one of the important ancient Shiva temples of Southern India. Rahu Kala Dosha parihara pooja is the importance which can be performed by ourselves under the guidance of temple priests. Temple priest announces during pooja that their is no need of leaving the clothes weared during the pooja in the temple premises which was a belief practiced.
2. SRI KALAHASTHI
One of the oldest shiva temple on the banks of river swarnamukhi.The name refers:Sri means spider,Kala means snake and Hasti means elephant, which once worshipped shiva lingam and attained moksha.piligrims throng the place to perform Rahu Kethu Pooja. The place is around 40 Kms from Tirupathi.
3. BHAKTA KANNAPPA TEMPLE
Steep climb of 258 steps from the walkway which is 53steps from the road level take you to the top. The climb offers you lovely and interesting views of the Shiva Temple, River Swarnamukhi and the town. The walkway is dotted with Nadaswara and Tavil artists practicing different compositions in different ragas at the same time. The temple is tiny and lovely with a statue of Kannapa and Shiva in the temple.
4. PRASANNA VARADARAJA SWAMY TEMPLE
Sri Lord Venkateswara swamy devalayam is very clean and big historical temple 16th AD temple. Temple inside is of great religious and architectural importance.
5. SAHASRA LINGA TEMPLE
Sahasra Linga Temple is located at a distance of 8 Kms from kalahasthi on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. Situated amidst forest, has a beautiful backdrop and our hearts are filled with great sense of devotion.The Sahasra (meaning thousand) Lingas are carved from the same Idol (Stone).That is all the Sahasra Lingas are within a single stone.
6. BHARADWAJA TIRTHAM
Its a gurgling stream of water known as 'Bharadwaja Tirtham' is situated at a distance of about 6 Kms from the main temple. It is well known for its imposing look. This tank houses a beautiful statue of Lord Vinayaka, which makes the environment more pleasure.
This Thapo Vinayaka idol in the middle of the tank is simply marvelous and gives one with a grand impression.