Swamy Pushkarini is a holy pond situated in the sacred premises of Tirumala Temple. It lies next to Sri Venkateswara Temple. It is said that all devotees have to take a bath in this holy pond before visiting the temple. A single dip in the sacred waters of is said to wash away the sins of an individual. Each day, numerous devotees flock to this holy pond and wash away their sins.
The Tale of Swamy Pushkarini:-
It is said that this river was created by Garuda, the vehicle of Lord Vishnu. According to the legends, Swamy Pushkarini Lake has the waters of Vaikuntha Dhaama, the abode of Lord Vishnu.
When Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi descended to Earth for visiting Tirumala Temple, they took a bath in this holy pond of Swamy Pushkarini. Since then, the customary practice of bathing in this pond started and is followed by all devotees till date.
Best Time to Visit:-
The best time to pay a visit to this sacred lake is throughout the year. Since the devotees visit the temple of Sri Venkateswara daily, everyone takes a holy dip on a daily basis. Whether it is summers, winters or any other season, any time of the year is suitable for visiting Swamy Pushkarini.
Swamy Pushkarini is a famous pilgrimage site and is located in the center of the city. It has a well-established network of the roadways and railways due to which gaining an access becomes convenient for all. The service of the local transit is available throughout the day.
Nearest Railway Station- Chittoor Railway Station
Nearest Airport- Tirupati Airport
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