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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Tirumala Hills Side View look a like Face Pictures of Lord Balaji

Tirumala Hills Side View look a like
Face Pictures of Lord Balaji

Tirumala Hills side view As Lord Balajis Face-Pictures

90 Degrees Tirumala Hills Side View as Lord Balajis

Tirumala Hills Side View as Lord Balajis
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11 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Tirumala Tirupati

11 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Tirumala Tirupati

1. At the Mahadwaram of the Tirumala temple, to left side there is an Metal Crowbar by which Ananthatalvar had hit the Lord Venkateshwara Swamy on the chin when Swamy was in his childhood which bleed. Since then tradition of applying Sandalwood to his chin came into existence.

2. At a distance of 22 km from this sacred place there exists an village where no one is allowed except the residents of the village. The women of the village have a tradition of not wearing blouse. The Village has a garden of flowers from where the flowers are fetched and used in at the sanctum of the Lord Venkateswara Swamy. Not Just flowers, items like Milk, Ghee, Butter and all others used for the worship of the lord are brought just from this village only.

3. The state of the is assumed to be at the centre of the sanctum, but instead it is established to the right corner. You could know this when observed for outside.

4. There is real hair to the Idol of Lord Venkateshwara Swamy and is rumoured that knots never ever appear in this hair.

5. The flowers used in the sanctum will be never brought out of the sanctum. These flowers are leaved(facing forward and leaving behind) in an small water fall that exists behind the idol of the swamy.

6.You can hear the sound of an ocean when your place an ear on the back of lord and no matter how many times you clean the back there exists moisture on the back of the idol.

7. Every day the idol of the god is decorated at the bottom with an Dhoti and with a saree on the top. There exists an service that costs Rs.50,000/- and the couple participating in this service will be given presented with this pair( Dhoti for Men and Saree for Women). The chance of getting this service is very rare as the number of tickets will be very less.

8. On the chest of the Lord, Lakshmi Devi Image is imprinted. Every Thursday during “Nijarupa Darshanam” the lord will be decorated with Sandalwood. While removing this Sandalwood the Mold of Lakshmi Devi will be obtained which is kept for sale.

9. As said above one of the priest of the temple will discards all the used items of the sanctum in the water fall behind the idol of the lord and no one is allowed to look at the back the whole day. All this discarded items will emerge at a place called Verpedu(located on the way to kalahasti) which is 20km from this sacred place.

10. The oil lamps in front of the idol of the lord are never ever put off and no one knows the day they are lit up. But for sure they are lit thousands of years ago.

11. During 1800’s this temple is closed for 12 years. A King of unknown name of that time is said to kill 12 people at the temple and hang them to the wall for doing unsacred thing at the temple. At this time it is said that Vimana Venkateswara have came to existence.

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Chilkur Balaji Temple Popularly known as Visa Balaji Temple

Chilkur Balaji Temple Popularly known as 

Visa Balaji Temple

From the style, structure and appearance, it can be inferred that the temple was built half a millennium ago. Set in sylvan surroundings, Chilkur Balaji Temple attracts millions of pilgrims every year and is an ideal place for sequestered retreat and meditation. It enjoyed in the past, great days of pomp and glory.

The temple is one of the oldest in Hyderabad, having been built during the time of Akkanna and Madanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas. According to tradition, a devotee who used to visit Tirupati every year could not do so on one occasion owing to serious ill health. Lord Venkateshwara appeared in his dream and said, "I am right here in the nearby forest. You don't have to worry." The devotee at once moved to the place indicated by the Lord in the dream and saw a molehill there, which he dug up. Accidentally, the axe struck Lord Balaji's idol (covered by the molehill) below the chin and on the chest. Surprisingly blood started flowing profusely from the "wounds", flooding the ground and turning it scarlet. The devotee could not believe his eyes. He could not believe his ears when he heard a voice from the air saying, "Flood the molehill with cow's milk." When the devotee did so, a Swayambhu idol of Lord Balaji accompanied by Sridevi and Bhoodevi (a rare combination) was found, and this idol was installed with the due rites and a temple built for it.

Vishnu Sahasranama was first composed & recited by Bhishma, when he was on his deathbed. Lord Krishna went to see Bhishma because he was breathing his last. When Bhishma had darshan of Lord Krishna, he started reciting Vishnu Sahasranama immediately. Vishnu Sahasranama means, rosary of thousand names of Lord Vishnu.

He started reciting Vishnu Sahasranama in the order he saw lord's form continuously and successively.

Vishnu Sahasranama is found in Mahabharata, the great epic of India.

If confers all the mundane transcendental benefits to the person who chants it. There are so many Sahasranamas of Vishnu, but among them this happens to be the most cardinal and important one because right from Sankaracharyalu there are so many Sages and Saints who have recited and commented in their own way. Even today, it is recited with the fervor and gaiety in all the temples of Lord Vishnu.

The Chanting of following names of Lord Vishnu, immensely helps us in overcoming the obstacles in our daily life.

1. "Om Vashatkaaraaya Namaha" : For Success in Business.

2. "Om Aksharaaya Namaha" : For Success in Studies.

3. "Om Bhuthabhavanaya Namaha" : For Good Health.

4. "Om Paramaathmane Namaha" : For Self Confidence.

Sri Balaji Venkateshwara, the Pratyaksha Daiva in Kaliyuga, is thus available at Chilkur to shower blessings on His devotees who for any reason are unable to go to Tirupati. Many devout worshippers flock to the temple to receive the blessings of the Lord and his consorts throughout the year particularly during Poolangi, Annakota and Brahmothsavams.

With the earnest desire to revive the former glory and importance of the temple, the idol of Ammavaru was installed in 1963, the year after the Sino-Indian War. After the unilateral withdrawal of Chinese troops, Ammavaru was given the name of Rajya Lakshmi, signifying this welcome event. The unique feature of this idol is that lotus flowers are held in three hands and the fourth hand is in a position towards the lotus feet which signifies the doctrine of Saranagathi.

The temple has been visited by great Acharyas from time to time. A visit to the temple is a must for the Jeer of Sri Ahobila Mutt every time he visits the twin cities, and in the temple is installed the idol of the first Jeer. The Tilakayaths of Sri Vallabhacharya Sampradaya have been regularly visiting the shrine. Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri Mutt and his disciple graced the efforts of the trustees in improving the temple.
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Tirumala Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams 2016

Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams 2016 

from 2nd to 11th October, 2016

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Pradakshina for Lord Hanuman

🔯 హనుమంతునికి ఎన్ని ప్రదక్షిణలు.. ఎలా చేయాలి? 🔯

మనము ఎన్ని ప్రదక్షిణలు చేయదులచుకున్నను, ప్రతి ప్రదక్షిణము తర్వాత ఒక చోట ఆగి పై శ్లోకం చెప్పకుని తిరిగి ప్రదక్షిణము చేయవలెను. వేరే ఏ శ్లోకములు చెప్పు కోరాదు.
ఏ దేవాలయానికి వెళ్ళినా మూడు ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేస్తాం. కానీ హనుమంతుని ఆలయానికి వెళ్లినప్పుడు మాత్రం ఐదు ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేయాలి. ‘ప్రదక్షిణన మస్కారాన్ సాష్టాంగాన్ పంచ సంఖ్యాయా’ అని ఆర్షవాక్యం . మామూలుగా ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేసేటప్పుడు కూడా ప్రదక్షిణ శ్లోకాలు చదువుకోవాలి. సకల రోగ, భూతప్రేత పిశాచాది భాధలు తొలగుటకు, అభిష్టకి ప్రదక్షిణాలు సుప్రసిద్దాలు.
ఆంజనేయ స్వామికి ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేసి సంతానం పొందిన వారెందరో ఉన్నారు. కాబట్టి భక్తులను ఏ బాధలో ఉన్న ప్రదక్షిణాలకు ప్రోత్సహించండి. నియమాలు పాటించడం ముఖ్యం. హనుమంతునికి ప్రదక్షిణ ఎలా చేయాలి? ఎన్ని ప్రదక్షణాలు చేయాలో తెలుసుకుందాం..
హనుమంతునకు ప్రదక్షిణములు అంటే ఇష్టం. ఆజనేయ స్వామి గుడిలో ప్రదక్షణలు చేసేటప్పుడు చెప్పుకోవల్సిన శ్లోకము”
ఆంజనేయం మహావీరం ! బ్రహ్మ విష్ణు శివాత్మకం !అరుణార్కం ప్రభుం శమథం ! రామదూతం నమామ్యహం !’

రోజు ఒకే మారు 108 లేదా 54 అదీ చేయలేనివారు 27 పర్యాయాలు చేయాలి.
పుష్పములు, వక్కలు, పసుపు కొమ్ములు వంటి వాటిని లెక్కించడానికి వాడటం మంచిది. ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేస్తూ చదవాల్సిన ధ్యానం ”శ్రీహనుమన్ జయ హనుమాన్ జయ జయ హనుమాన్”

శ్లో|| ఆంజనేయం మహావీరం -బ్రహ్మ విష్ణు శివాత్మకం తరుణార్క ప్రభంశాతం -రామదూతం నమామ్యహం

శ్లో ||మర్కటే శ మహోత్సహా -సర్వశోక వినాశన శత్రూన్సంహర మాం రక్ష- శ్రియం దాపయ మే ప్రభో ||

అని చదువు కుంటూ ప్రదక్షిణాుల చేయాలి. కోరిక మేరకు మండలం, అర్ధ మండలం కానీ ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేసి చివరిలో స్వామికి విశేషార్చన జరిపించి ”యాక్రుత్తే రేభి: ప్రదక్షిణ ణై | శ్రీ సువర్చలా సమేత హనుమాన్ సుప్రిత స్సుప్రసంనో వరదో భూత్వా మామాభిష్ట సిద్దం దదాతు” అని జలాన్ని అక్షతలతో వదిలిపెట్టాలి. ప్రదక్షిణ కాలంలో బ్రహ్మ చర్యం, శరిస్నానం , నేలపడక, సత్త్వికాహారం వంటి నియమాలు పాటించాలి.

భక్తులకు ఏ బాధలు కలిగినా నియమాలు చెప్పివారు ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేయునట్లు ప్రోత్సహించి వారి బాధలు స్వామిద్వారా తొలగిపోవున్నట్లు చేయాలి. హనుమత్ప్ర దక్షిణ ధ్యానం శీలాఫలకంపై చెక్కించి ఆలయాన అతికించాలి. మామూలుగా ఐదు ప్రదక్షిణాలు చేయాలి.

పరమ వైష్ణవ శిఖామణి అయిన హనుమంతుడు రుద్రాంశ సంభూతుడు కాబట్టి ఆయనకు అభిషేకం ఇష్టం. అందులోనూ మన్యు సూక్త అభిషేకస్తే పరమానంద భరితుడు అవుతాడు, కోరికల్ని తీరుస్తాడు. స్వామి పుట్టిన నక్షత్రం పూర్వభాద్ర రోజు తప్పకుండా చేయాలి. వారం, వారం నిత్యమూ చేయగలగం మరీ మంచిది.

మంగళవార సేవ : మంగళవారం నాడు హనుమంతునకు శరీరంపై సింధూరం పూయటం చాల ఇష్టం. అంతా కుదరని వారు మూతికయినా తప్పక పూయాలి. సింధూరార్చన చేయటం, అరటి పండ్లు నివేదించడం చేయాలి.

శనివార సేవ: హనుమంతుడు శనివారం జన్మించాడు, కాబట్టి ఆయనకు శనివారం ఇష్టమైనది. నాడు యథాశక్తి విశేషార్చన, సహస్రనామాదికం చేయాలి. ఆరోజున అప్పాలు, వడ మాల వంటివి స్వామివారికి నివేధించి స్వామి వారి ఆశీస్సులు పొందవచ్చు.

పంచ సంఖ్య : హనుమంతుడుకి పంచ (ఐదు) సంఖ్య ఇష్టం కాబట్టి చెస్వ ప్రదక్షిణాలు, నమస్కారాలు ఐదు చేయాలి. అరటిపండ్లు లేదా ఇతరములు, స్వామికి 5 సంఖ్యంలో సమసర్పించడం స్వామివారికి మరింత ప్రీతికరం.

Monday, July 25, 2016

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Krishna Pushkaralu 2016

Krishna Pushkaralu 2016

Krishna Pushkaram is a festival of River Krishna which normally occurs once in 12 years. The Pushkaram is observed for a period of 12 days from the time of entry of Jupiter into Virgo (Kanya rasi). Pushkaram has been an age old practice in Andhra, especially in Amaravathi, Vijayawada, Avanigadda and Diviseema.

Event on August 12 - 23, 2016

Ghats in Vijayawada Durga Ghat Pushkara Ghat Padmavathi Ghat Metla Bazar Sithanagaram Ghat Punnami Ghat Siva Kshetram.

Krishna Pushkaram, celebrated once in 12 years, is a major festival in Andhra Pradesh. People of all walks of life, irrespective of caste, color, creed and religion participate in these functions which last for 12 days. Krishna Pushkaram takes place during the transit of Bruhaspati (Jupiter) into Kanya Rasi (Virgo Zodiac Sign). Vijayawada is the main center of the festival. A large number of devotees gather here to have a dip in the Krishna River which is considered sacred by the Hindus. Various pujas and rituals are performed. The festival was held in August 2004 and drew over 30 million pilgrims and tourists during the 12-day festival in 2004. The next Krishna Pushkaram will be held in 2016 on August 12th to 23rd in Vijayawada.

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TTD Free Bus Timings

TTD Free Bus Timings

Climb or drive high up to Tirumala, nestling among the seven hills in the Eastern Ghats, Catch the exquisitely carved gold gopuram of the Lord Venkateshwara Temple, glinting in the sun. The Tirumala shrine is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture. This ancient temple has also found a mention in various Sastras and Puranas.

That's not all. There are other famous shrines in Tirupati town - Govindarajaswamy. Kodanda ramaswamy, Tiruchanur (Goddess Padmavathi), Kapila Theertham (Lord Shiva) and Srinivasa Mangapuram (Sri Venkateshwara).
Tirumala Hills
Alipiri is at a distance of 6 kms from the Tirupati Railway station. The TTD has arranged free buses from the railway station to Alipiri to start your walking journey up the hill. Here the free luggage counters transports your baggage (with locks) from the downhill to Tirumala.
Distance from Bus stand to Alipiri 5.5 Km
Distance from Railway station to Alipiri 6 km (3550 Steps)
Bus timings from Railway station(Near Postal office Railway station) To Alipiri Foot steps Free bus : 5:00 am to 9:30 pm (with a frequency of 30 min)
Paid bus : 4:30 am to 9:00 pm (with a frequency of 30 min)
Foot way distance from Alipiri to Tirumala 11 Km
Timings to climb the hills 24 hrs
Free Luggage Counter Timings
Darshan Ticket Issue Counter Timings – Only for people who come by walk 24 hrs
From Srivari Mettu to Tirumala hills
Srivari Mettu is at a distance of 19 kms from the Tirupati Railway station. The TTD has arranged free buses buses and also APSRTC buses from the railway station to Srivari Mettu to start your walking journey up the hill. Free luggage counters are also availabe to transport your baggage (with locks) from the downhill to Tirumala.
Distance from Bus stand to Srivari Mettu 19 km
Distance from Railway station to Srivari Mettu 18.5 km
Foot way distance from Srivari Mettu to Tirumala Around 6 kms (2500 steps)
Bus timings from Railway station (Near Postal office) To Srivari Mettu Foot steps Free bus : 5:00 am to 9:30 pm (with a frequency of 30 min)
Paid bus : 4:30 am to 9:00 pm (with a frequency of 30 min)
Timings to climb the hills 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Free Luggage Counter Timings 5:30 am to 5:30 pm
Darshan Ticket Issue Counter Timings – Only for people who come by walk 6:00 am to 4:30 pm


By Bus

 APSRTC arranged buses to Tirumala through many boarding points (Tirupati railway station, Vishnu nivasam, Tirupati bus station, Srinivasam, Tirupati Balaji Bus Station and Renigunta railway station). The buses starts from 3:30 am to till 11:30 pm with a frequency of 5 min. The tollgate to Tirumala is closed at the break during 12.am to 3.00 am.

Tirupati to Tirumala hills

Bus Timings 3:30 am to 11:30 pm (with a frequency of 5 min)

Renigunta to Tirumala hills

Bus Timings  3:00 am to 9:30 pm (with a frequency of 30 min)

Tirumala Hills