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Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple Entry Fee

Entry Fee:
Special Entrance: Rs.20/Person
V.I.P Darshan: Rs.100/Person

Phone: +(91)-877-2233333

+(91)-877-2277777, 2264252

Rating: | 5/5 stars
Based on total 16 reviews

Address:
Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple, Konetikatta Street, Tiruchanoor, Alivelu Mangapuram, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 517503, India

Distance:
5 Kms from Tirupati RTC Bus stand
5.5 Kms from Tirupati Railway station

Tirupati Balaji Temple Timings

Day Timing
Monday 2:30 am to 1:30 am
Tuesday 2:30 am to 1:30 am
Wedesday 2:30 am to 1:30 am
Thursday 2:30 am to 1:30 am
Friday 2:30 am – 10:30 pm
Saturday 2:30 am to 1:30 am
Sunday 2:30 am to 1:30 am
Links: | Map

Daily Pooja / Arjita Sevas Timings & Fee

Name of the Seva Timings Fee
Suprabhatam 5:00 AM
5:30 AM (Fridays)
Rs. 25/- per head
Sahasranamarchana 5:30 AM
4:00 AM (Fridays)
Rs. 25/- per head
Padmavathi Parinayam (Kalyanotsavam) 10:30 AM Rs. 500/
Unjala Seva 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Fridays)
Rs. 116/-
Kumkumarchana 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rs.200/-
Ekantha Seva 9:00 PM Rs. 25/- per head
Sarvadarsanam 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
-
Veda Aseervachanam 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rs. 500/-

Weekly Pooja / Sevas Timings & Fee

Name of the Seva Timings Day Fee
Astadala Pada Padmaradhanam 6:45 AM Monday Rs.300/- per head
Tiruppavada Seva 7:00 AM Thursday Rs.600/- per head
Abhishekam 5:30 AM Friday Rs.400/- per head
Sri Lakshmi Puja
on Uttarasada Nakshtram
9:00 AM Friday Rs.116/- per head
Sahasra Deepalankara Seva 5:00 PM Friday Rs.100/- per head
Pushpanjali Seva 6:45 AM Saturday Rs.200/- per head
Vastralankara Seva 5:30 AM Friday Rs.10,000/

Monthly Pooja / Sevas Timings & Fee

Name of the Seva Time Day Fee
Astothara Sata Kalasabhishekam 6:45 AM 1 st Wednesday of Every Month Rs.1000/- per head

Yearly Pooja / Sevas Timings & Fee

Name of the Seva Day Fee
Vasantotsavam May Rs.300/-
Vara Lakshmi Vratham August Rs.500/-
Pavithrotsavam September Rs.1500/-
Laksha Kumkumachana
(Ankurarpana Day of Brahmotsavams)
November Rs.1116/-
Gaja Vahana Seva During Brahmotsavams Rs.100/-
Garuda Vahana Seva During Brahmotsavams Rs.100/-
Pushpa Yagam Panchami Teertham Next Day Rs.200/-

Permanent Pooja / Sevas Timings & Fee

Name of the Seva Day Fee
Saswatha Nithyarchana Life-time Rs.1650/-
Saswatha Unjala Seva Life-time Rs.1116/-

Located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, popularly with the name of Tirupati Balaji Temple and Tirumala Temple, stands majestically on the top of Tirumala Hills. At a height of 853 metres, it is situated on the seventh peak of the divine seven hills comprising of Neeladri, Anjanadri, Garudadri, Seshadri, Vrishabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri/Venkatachala.

One of the richest religious shrines in the world, Tirupati Temple is highly revered pilgrimage which every Hindu devotee dreams of visiting at least once in his/her lifetime. It is said that this temple’s annual income is over Rs.2000 crores. Popular for the head shaving by the devotees at the temple, its one tenth of income comes from the sale of hair. It is believed that by shaving their heads, devotees destroy their false pride, and imbibe humility amid the aura of Lord Vishnu.

Also one of the most visited temples in India, it receives more than 30-40 millions pilgrims come for Tirupati Balaji darshan. Its grandeur is not recent; the temple has been mentioned in most of the important Hindu Scriptures.

There have been mentions of the sacred shrine of Tirumala and the various theerthams around it in many Holy Scriptures such as Brahma Purana, Varaha Purana, Vamana Purana, Garuda Purana, Padma Purana, Brahmanda Purana, Markandeya Purana, Harivamsa Purana, Brahmottara Purana, Aditya Purana, Bhavishyottara Purana and Skanda Purana. The legend behind this temple can be referred in these Hindu texts.

Tirumala Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord had appeared to save his devotees from the plights of Kali Yuga. According to holy Hindu scripture Varaha Purana, Adi Varaha an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of a wild boar had made the hills of Tirumala as his dwelling place. Later Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Venkateswara came down to reside on these hills, on the banks of Swami Pushkarini, which is another popular theertham here.

Tirupati Temple history shows that many prominent dynasties such as Pallava dynasty (Kanchipuram of 9th century), the Chola dynasty in 10th century (Thanjavur), and Vijayanagara Empire (14th and 15th centuries). Now the temple is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).

In spite of being one of the oldest temples, Tirupati Balaji Temple still allures everyone with its entrancing architecture. An excellent exemplary of Dravidian Style, it comprises of Gopuram, three enclosures while the main idol of Lord Venkateshwara is located in the sanctum sanctorum of temple.

Another appealing feature is that even today Tirupati Mandir follows the rituals that have been mentioned by the revered saint Ramanujacharya in 11-12th century. The prayers start every morning with Suprabhatam which is primarily to awaken the Lord at 3 AM while it ends with Ekanta Seva at 1 in night, when Lord goes to sleep.

There are accommodation facilities by TTD as well as by many private hotels at Tirupati. There are many other facilities as well that are offered by TTD for the convenience of devotees. Free water and meals are offered to the devotees who come for Balaji darshan. There is also the facility of cloakroom which is offered for free. Another facility that is offered to the devotees is the option of online booking for Tirupati Balaji darshan.

If you are worried on how to reach Tirupati Balaji Temple then you need not as the town of Tirupati is well connected to the rest of the country via railways and roadways.

Once in Tirupati, you can walk on foot up to the Tirumala hill top where Temple is located. There are two ways to reach there on foot, one via Alipiri and another through Srivari Mettu. There are many buses, even free bus service by TTD till Alipiri and Srivari Mettu from the Tirupati railway station. There is also the option of reaching the hills via buses or by private vehicles.