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Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, Tirupati

Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple is an ancient Hindu temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It is an intriguing shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the pressing deity of this temple. He is known by the name of Sri Govindarajaswamy and his arresting idol is placed in a reclining posture or a yogic sleep. Annually, more than 2 lakh devotees visit this temple and offer their prayers to the Lord Govindarajaswamy.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Sri Govindaraja Temple is known for its marvelous architecture. It is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture with amazing carving done on the exterior walls
2) It was built in the 12th century and is said to be one of the oldest and richest Hindu shrines in India
3) The inner walls of the temple are carved with the Holy verses in Sanskrit and Dravidian language
4) The festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Thai Poosam, Andala Jayanti are celebrated with a great enthusiasm

 

Best Time To Visit:-
The best time to pay a visit to Sri Govindaraja Temple is throughout the year. Being one of the holiest Hindu shrines for the Vaishnavite sect, it is visited by hundreds of devotees on a daily basis. Whether it is summer, winter, autumn, monsoon or spring, this temple always remains flooded with the followers of Lord Govindarajaswamy.

 

Reaching There:-
Sri Govindaraja Temple is located near the heart of the city. Due to its location, it is well-connected by the local transit like the buses and cabs that are available for commuting to and fro.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Tirupati Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Tirupati Airport

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