City: Tirupati State: Andhra Pradesh Location: South India Year of Construction: 12th Century Type of Construction: Ancient Type of Building: Temple Managed By: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Dedicated To: Sri Venkateswara Religion; Hinduism Famous For: World's Richest Temple Festival: Brahmotsavam, which is celebrated on grand scale for Nine days in September Best Time: September Pooja Schedule: Daily at 3 AM Entry Formalities: Cash and Token About Tirupati Temple in Tirupati town Andhra Pradesh : Tirupati/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. It attracts pilgrims from all over the country and it is not unusual for pilgrims to stand in line for hours together to obtain a glimpse of the presiding deity for a few fleeting seconds. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam manages the affairs of the temple, the well being of the pilgrims, the upkeep of the environs in and around the Tirumala hills and sponsors several undertakings that are religious, charitable, social and educational in nature.
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