Tirumala Tirupathi trip

Recently I had the opportunity to visit Tirumala [the next day after the Brahmotsavams] and I was really awe-struck by the beauty of the Divya Desam. The entire town wore a festive look and wherever, whenever you go you can’t escape seeing devotees & hearing Sri Venkateswara songs & chantings. Every place was beautifully lit with images of the Lord. Added to it, the pleasant climate made it a heaven. And suddenly a thought struck me – if a Divyadesam on earth can look so beautiful, the eternal abode of the Lord Sriman Narayana, Sri Vaikuntam must be thousand times more beautiful. But we still love this world and want to live in this world for a long time, though a world thousand times more beautiful is awaiting us!

And coming down to Tirupathi, I had the opportunity to see another beautiful place, the ISKCON temple. The Art & Architecture of the temple is really amazing. But the beauty of this Art & Architecture was nothing compared to the beauty of the Deity inside the temple. Two eyes aren’t enough to view the stunning deities. Unlike other temples, where Sri Krishna is accompanied with just Radharani, here there are 8 gopikas alongside. The temple is a must visit for every devotee of Sri Krishna.

Here are few images from the trip.

Tirumala temple at night

Tirumala temple glowing with light

Gita Upadesam {Many similar images were all around Tirumala}

Gita Upadesam {Many similar images were all around Tirumala}

Pathways to Heaven. One of the four mada streets.

Pathways to Heaven. One of the four mada streets.

Beautifully lit temple.

Beautifully lit Lotus {ISKCON} temple

The divine Tirumala hills in the background.

The divine Tirumala hills in the background.

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5 thoughts on “Tirumala Tirupathi trip

    • Thanks for the comment. As you said one has to first visit Alamelumanga Puram & Tiruchanoor before visiting Tirupathi. And at Tirupathi, one has to visit Sri Varaha Swamy Temple before Balaji Darshan.

  1. Jai SrimanNarayana. ISKCON Tirupati is not the only temple with ashtagopikas.The Deities in Mayapur ISKCON
    also include 8 gopis,known as SRI SRI ASHTASAKHI SAMETHA RADHAMADHAVA PARABRAHMAN.
    —–
    Thats a useful information. Please do let me know if you have Images of the Mayapur ISKCON temple.

  2. Tirumala Tirupati is definitely a wonderful Divyadesam. There is something for everyone. And seeing devotees everywhere and the humming of devotional songs everywhere, its hard to believe we are still in this materialistic world. And how beautiful must the Sri Vaikuntam be?

    Adiyean.

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