Among the galaxy of temples, which are also the architectural marvels located in our country, the hill shrine of Tirumala is accredited as being the most visited temple in India and also in the world as a whole.
Located on the picturesque Seshachalam Hill Ranges, this temple occupies a unique place in our great land of holy shrines.
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Venkateswara Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntha and the Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam.
The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple.
Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.
The temple is run by body Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) which is under control of Andhra Pradesh Government. The head of TTD is appointed by Andhra Pradesh Government. The revenue from this shrine is used by Andhra Pradesh government.
The Temple is constructed in Dravidian architecture and is believed to be constructed over a period of time starting from 300 AD.
The Garbagruha (Sanctum Sanctorum) is called AnandaNilayam. The presiding deity, Venkateswara, is in standing posture and faces east in Garbha Gruha.