Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala

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Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is one of the most popular and most visited Vaishnavite temple in India. It is in the hills of Tirumala at the city of Tirupati in Chitoor District of Andhra Pradesh.[1]This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an avatar of Vishnu. This lord is also called by the names: Balaji, Govinda, Srinivasa, and Venkatajalapati.

The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is on the Venkatadri hill, which is one of the seven hills of the Seshadri hills range. This is why the temple is called Temple of Seven Hills. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is the second richest temple in the world after the Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.[2]

The temple is daily visited by about 50,000 to 1,00,000 devotees. On Special days like Brahmotsava, Tirumala Temple is visited by more than 5 lakhs of devotees making the temple the most-visited holy place in the world.

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  1. http://www.tirumala.org/
  2. shrabani (16 January 2013). "Top 10 Richest Temple in the World". foraywhile.com.