The Lord turned into a granite stone idol for it was his desire to be on the holy Seven Hills for the emancipation of the mankind. His two wives, Goddess Lakshmi and Princess Padmavathi, also turned into stone idols to express their dedication to their husband and to be with him for eternity.
Who is Sri Venkateswara Swamy?
Venkateswara, an avatar of Vishnu, is the presiding deity of the Tirupati temple. It is believed that the deity is Swayambhu (self manifested). The deity possesses the power of the Trimurti: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, and some sects believe that Venkateswara holds the power of Shakthi and Skanda as well.
Why was Tirupati closed for 12 years?
A strong belief on a legend about the actual existence of Swamy is found in the region. The incident goes like there was a king of unknown name who killed 12 people for a crime they committed and hanged them on the gates of this temple. The temple got closed for 12 years and Swamy made an appearance.
Who is Lord Venkateswara wife?
Bibi Nancharamma Wife of Lord Venkateswara (Balaji)
It is believed that she was reborn as Nancharamma, to a Muslim king several centuries later. With her staunch love and worship to the Lord, she attained Moksha and the God adorned her a place back in his heart.
Where is Lord Venkateswara now?
Sri Venkateswara Swami Vaari Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
State Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh
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Why Tirupati Balaji is so powerful?
The two imprints on his chest represent the places reserved for Lakshmi and Padmavathi is his body. Since the Lord himself transformed into a stone, the idol is considered to be extremely powerful. Often referred to as the richest god, Srinivasa or Balaji, blesses his devotees with the wishes they ask for.
Why Lord Tirupati Balaji eyes are covered?
Since the devotees cannot withstand the powerful radiation emanating from the eyes of Prabhu. The eyes are covered on most days except on Thursdays when the size of the white mark is relatively smaller during Abhishekam, enabling the devotees’ of getting a glimpse of Prabhu’s eyes (Nethra Darshanam) to an extent.
What are 7 doors of Tirumala?
1 Maha dwaram.
2 Sampangi pradakshina.
3 Vendi Vakili.
4 Vimana pradakshina.
5 Ananda Nilayam Vimanam.
6 Bangaru vakili.
Why Tirupati is no fly zone?
“Due to terrain constraints around the Tirupati airport, the airport is already restricted to single runway operations” Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said.
Is Tirupati male or female?
Although Tirupati city has population of 287,482; its urban / metropolitan population is 461,900 of which 232,359 are males and 229,541 are females.
Tirupati City Population 2011.
Government Municipal Corporation
Urban Agglomeration Tirupati Metropolitan
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The idol of Lord Tirupati Balaji placed may appear to be standing in the centre of the sanctum sanctorum, but technically, it is not so. The idol is actually placed in the right hand corner of the shrine. The hair worn by Lord Balaji is silky, smooth, tangle-free, and absolutely real.