The Tirumala Hill is 3200
ft above sea level, and is about 10.33 sq
miles in area. It comprises seven peaks, representing
the seven hoods of Adisesha, thus earning
the name, Seshachalam. The seven peaks are
called Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri,
Vrishabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri.
The sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located
on the seventh peak, Venkatadri (Venkata Hill),
and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami
Pushkarini. There are several legends associated
with the manifestation of the Lord in Tirumala. The
name Tirupati, meaning the ‘the Lord
of Lakshmi’ should have been appropriately
applied to the village on the Venkata Hill,
the abode of the Lord. However, it has been
popularly assigned to the Municipal town at
the foot of the Hill, while the village around
the Hill near His temple is called Tirumala
(the Sacred Hill).
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) maintains
twelve temples and their sub-shrines in the
Kalahasti Package :
Departure: 8.00 pm(Friday)
6.30 pm (Sunday)
Departure to Tirupathi. Over night journey.
Arrival to Tirupati. After fresh up
start to Kalahasti Mangapura, kapilatirtha
and Tiruchanur. Night halt at Tirupati.
3 : Visit to Tirumala. Darshan
as per tag time and return to Bangalore.
* Transportation in A/C Volvo coach
* Visit to temples as mentioned above.
* Darshan at Tirumala.
* Guide Charges
* Pooja tickets at Kalahasti Mangapura, kapilatirtha
* All meals
* Other entrance charges.
ancient temple dedicated to Lord Siva is one
of the panchabhootha stalams (temples celebrating
Lord Siva as the embodiment of the primary
elements), air being the element in case here,
the other five temples being Tiruvannamalai
(fire), Chidambaram (space), Thiruvanikkaval
(water) and Kanchipuram (earth) respectively.
Sri Kalahasthi is located near the pilgrimage
town of Tirupathi and is visited by thousands
The temple is also associated with Rahu and
Kethu (of the nine grahams or celestial bodies
in the Indian astrological scheme). The river
Suvarnamukhi takes the northerly course at
Sri Kalahasthi almost washing the west wall
of the famous Sri Kalahasthi temple in the
Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh. Inside
this very large temple situated between two
steep hills - Sripuram and Mummidi- cholapuram
- is the Sivalinga set to represent the element
of Vayu (air or wind), whose presence is evident
by a continuous flame which flickers though
there is no loophole for air to enter the