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10 Facts About Tirupati Venkateshvara Temple

The Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, also known as the Sri Venkateswara Temple, is located in the town of Tirumala in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who is worshiped as the presiding deity of the temple and believed to have appeared on the earth to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.

The temple is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the world, with millions of devotees visiting it every year. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple and Tirupati Balaji Temple. 

The temple is believed to have been built by the kings of the Vijayanagara Empire in the 10th century, and has undergone several renovations and expansions over the centuries.

The main deity of the temple is Lord Venkateswara, who is represented as standing on a lotus pedestal, with four arms holding a conch, a discus, a mace, and a lotus.

The temple complex also includes several other shrines and structures, including the shrine of Goddess Padmavati, the wife of Lord Venkateswara, and the Sri Govindarajaswami Temple.

The temple is famous for its daily rituals and ceremonies, which include the Abhishekam, the Thomala Seva, and the Ekanta Seva, among others.

The temple is also famous for its Prasadam, which is offered to the devotees as a blessing from the Lord. The most popular Prasadam is the Tirupati Laddu, which is made from gram flour, ghee, sugar, and cashew nuts.

The temple is managed by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which is a trust set up by the government of Andhra Pradesh to oversee the administration of the temple.

The temple is a symbol of the rich cultural heritage and religious traditions of India, and is considered to be one of the holiest places for Hindus all over the world.