What is Kulasekhara padi in Tirumala?

What is Kulasekhara padi in Tirumala?

The Sanctum Sanctorum of the Tirumala Temple which houses Lord Srinivasa is under the Ananda Nilayam Vimana dome. The threshold to this Garbhagriha is called the Kulasekhara padi., “Padi” being the tamil name for threshold or chowkhat, named after this saint.

Why Balaji eyes are closed?

According to sources Lord Balaji’s idol wears a white mark that is so huge to cover the eyes. Thus, the devotees can see only a small part of the Lord’s eyes while the rest is covered.

What is Netra darshan at Tirumala?

This results in the unique posture of the Lord where one can witness the peculiar ‘Netra Darshan’ (the divine eyes of the deity). During the other days, the wide ‘Namam’ that adorns the Lord’s forehead covers almost half of His eyes.

Are sevas allowed in Tirumala?

There’s no such sevas to main deity. You can go for suprabhaatam and tomala seva can go little nearer to deity. All savas out side temple only. All sevas almost having complementary Darshan, Better You can check ttd site for all sevas.

Are Balaji and Krishna same?

This Deity of Lord Vishnu, an expansion of Lord Krishna, is also known as Venkateshwara or Balaji, the Lord of seven hills at Tirupati.

Who owns Tirupati temple?

Temple administration Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is the trust board which oversees and manages the operations of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. It is operated by a Board of Trustees that has increased in size from five (1951) to eighteen (2015) through the adoption of Acts.

Which day is for Lord Venkateswara?

The seven Saturday fast is dedicated to Sri Venkateswara . Those who observe fast on a Saturday, wake up early in the morning followed by a head bath and put on black coloured clothes which are changed to yellow later in the evening.

Which day is best for Tirupati?

Tirupati is crowded throughout the year; however, the best time to visit Tirupati is from September to February when the climate is relatively balmy with intermittent showers. The summers with its sweltering weather and humidity make Tirupati less ideal to visit.

What is Srivani beginning break darshan?

Under this scheme, TTD provides one VIP break darshan to every devotee who donates Rs. 10000 and pays Rs. 500 extra towards the darshan ticket. The Srivani donation linked VIP break darshan tickets are issued both under the current booking and the online modes.

Is Vishnu and Balaji same?

Lord Venkateswara: Venkateshwara also known as Venkatachalapati Srinivasa and Balaji is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. It is said that Lord Kubera credited money to the god Venkateshwara (a form of the god Vishnu) for his marriage with Padmavati.

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 built Tirupathi temple?

King Thondaiman
Ancient history The first temple at Tirumala Tirupati was built by King Thondaiman, Tamil ruler of the ancient Thondaimandalam. He is said to have built the original Gopuram (tower) and the Prakhara in the 8th century.

How to book Tirumala Tirupati VIP break Darshan ticket online?

Tirumala Tirupati does not allow the online ticket booking of Break Ticket. here you can get Tirumala Tirupati VIP Break Darshan Ticket Information. Online Procedure for booking, One cannot book VIP /VVIP Darshan tickets online (L1, L2, and L3) procedure. TTD break darshans registration clear information.

What is Poolangi Seva in tiruppavadai temple?

After the Tiruppavadai Seva, the temple observes some rituals like suddhi (cleaning of the temple) etc., and the Moola Virat is adorned with Velvet Gown from Crown to the Feet and then the main deity is decorated with flower garlands. This service of the main deity being adorned exclusively with garlands is known as Poolangi Seva.

What is the other name of the main entrance of Tirupati?

This entrance has other names such as ‘Padivaakili’ and ‘Simhadwaram’.In Tamil it is called ‘Periya Thiruvasal’. On either side of this main entrance there are two feet high statues made of alloy metal (Pancha loha). They are Sankanidhi and Padmanidhi who are the guardians of ‘Navanidhi’, the treasure of Lord Sri Venkateswara.

Which is the fastest mode of Darshan in Tirumala temple?

VIP break Darshan is the fastest mode, safest Darshan in Tirumala Temple, but during heavy crowd season, this Darshan also takes up to 3-4 hours only high recommendations work only. TTD will be canceling the break Darshan to facilitate more pilgrims to have Darshan.