Sunday, November 5, 2017

Important Theerthams in Tirumala Tirupati you should visit without fail

Important Theerthams in Tirumala Tirupati

Places visited : Bedi Anajaneyaswamy temple, Srivari padalu, Shilathoranam, Chakra theertham, Srivenugopalaswami temple, Akasha ganga theertham, Papavinashanam theertham

Tirumala Tirupati. On day 4 we first went to Bedi Anjaneyaswami temple which is exactly opposite to Shri Tirumala Venkateshwara Swamy temple. Below you can see the Tirumala Tirupati tour plan day 4 route map

Tirumala tirupati tour plan 4 image
Tirumala tirupati tour plan 4 image

Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple

Story/history/legend: During his childhood once lord Hanuman wanted to leave Tirumala in search of a camel. This forced his mother Anjanadevi to tie his hands with cuffs in this place. Hence the idol of Lord Hanuman in this temple will be seen in a unique form where both his hand were handcuffed.(Bedi means Cuffs).

After the darshan of Hanumanji, we sat in front of the temple and spent some time taking photos. Then we did some shopping in the nearby stalls and went to Sri Vengamamba Annadana Satram which is nearby, to have lunch.

Vengamamba Satram is very big and neat. Food is also very tasty and I suggest every one to visit this place and have free food after the darshan of Lord shri Venkateshwara Swamy(balaji). After having lunch in Vengamamba annadana satram we moved on to the road where we will get shared cars and jeep , which will take you to 6 important & famous places nearby Tirumala and drop you back in the same place. They will charge per head.

First, we went to Srivari padalu. Distance between Tirupati Venkateshwara Swamy temple to srivari padalu is around 6km

Bedi_Anjaneya_Temple Tirumala Tirupati image
Bedi_Anjaneya_Temple Tirumala Tirupati image

Srivari Padamulu

Legend/story/history: It is the place where Lord Vishnu first kept his feet on the earth as Venkateshwara. Footprint is available here and you can have a darshan of it. The scenery of this place is very beautiful with tall trees around. Then we went to Shilathoranam and Chakratheertam. Distance from srivari padalu to chakratheertam is 3 km and from Tirumala Venkateshwara Swamy temple it is around 2.3 km. Below you can see an image/picture of srivari padalu

Srivari_Padalu tirumala tirupati image
Srivari_Padalu tirumala tirupati image

Shilathoranam

During excavations in 1980, a very rare phenomenon of 2 different sets of rocks connected together in the form of a thin link was found. They are formed naturally. Shilathoranam is believed to be 2500 million years old. we saw Shilathoranam and clicked some pics in front of it.

There is also a bird sanctuary and a garden beside it where you can find different types of birds. If we walk a bit ahead we will reach Chakra theertham . Below you can see the image/picture of shilathoranam

shilathoranam Tirumala tirupati image
shilathoranam Tirumala tirupati image

Chakra Theertham

Once lord Brahma wanted to perform penance so he visited lord Vishnu and asked him to show a perfect place to perform penance. Then lord Vishnu plunged the Sudarshana Chakram which reached this place and stopped here. So it is called Chakra Theertham. The water body here will remove the sins of people who take a dip in it.

We have taken a dip in chakra theertham and also got darshan of swayambhu shivalingam which is located there. Then we went to Shri venugopalaswamy temple. Distance between chakra theertham and venugopalaswamy temple is 5.1km

way to chakra theertham - Important Theerthams in Tirumala tirupati
way to chakra theertham image

Shri Venugopalaswamy temple

The specialty of this temple is that along with the darshan of venugopalaswamy you can see the Jeevasamadi of Hathiram Babaji (A great devotee of Lord Vishnu). After having darshan we went to Akasha Ganga theertham. Distance between venugopalaswamy temple and akasha ganga theertham is 1.1 km.

Akasha Ganga Theertham

Here the holy water will come out as a natural stream from the hills. It is believed that Akasha Ganga originates from the lotus feet of the main deity Shri Venkateshwara Swamy. This sacred water is used for Shri Venkateshwaraswamy daily Abhishekam. Once God himself self told a priest to use this water for his Abhishekam. Here there is also a temple(mandir) of mata Anjanadevi (Mother of Lord Hanuman).

It is also believed that this is the place where Mata Anjanadevi performed penance and got Hanuman as Son. A dip in this theertham will remove the sins of devotees. This place is very beautiful with waterfalls and the water will be so pure that you can clearly see the bottom surface. We spent some time in the water and started for Papavinashanam.

The distance from Akasha Ganga to papavinashanam is 1.9 km. Below you can see the image/picture of Akasha Ganga theertham.

akasha ganga Important theerthams in tirumala tirupati
akasha ganga tirumala tirupati image

Papavinashanam Theertham

Papa means sin and Vinashanam means destroyer. So Papavinashanam means destroyer of sins. The water in papavinashanam will remove the sins of devotees. This is a natural waterfall but the water is arranged to flow from the outlet channels for the convenience of the pilgrims. After having a bath you can have the darshan of Ganga mata.

Papavinasanam Tirumala Tirupati image
Papavinasanam Tirumala Tirupati image

After completing the darshan of Ganga Mata we started back to madavabhavan. It has taken around 4 hours for us to visit all six places. When you are going to visit these places please carry extra clothes as your clothes will become wet after having a dip in the Holy theerthams. We reached Madhav Bhavan around 5 pm.

we have collected all our luggage and vacated the lockers. Then we took a cab from Tirumala to Tirupati railway station. While going from Tirumala to Tirupati we stopped our cab for some time at Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy temple which will come on the way. If you are climbing the hill by the Alipiri pathway you will pass by Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy temple. Below you can see the image or picture of Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy (Alipiri  walkway)

prasana Anjaneyaswamy tirumala tirupati image
prasana Anjaneyaswamy tirumala tirupati image

With this, we have completed our Tirumala Tirupati tour. There are many other important temples you can visit if you are planning for a longer trip. Hope this article will help you in planning your Tirumala Tirupati tour.

Also, Read

Tirupati Tour plan 1/4

Tirupati Tour plan 2/4

Tirupati Tour plan 3/4

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