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Lord Balaji

Posted by
Sam (Chennai, India) on 16 June 2012 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

A most popular image of Lord Tirupathi Balaji ...
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a Hindu temple in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh. It is around 138 km from Chennai. The Tirumala Hill is 853m above sea level and is about 10.33 square miles (27 km2) in area. The temple is on Venkatadri (also known as Venkatachala), the seventh peak, and is also known as the "Temple of Seven Hills".
The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Venkateswara, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Venkateswara is known by other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.
The temple is the richest pilgrimage center, after the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, of any faith (at more than INR 50,000 crore) and the most-visited place of worship in the world. The temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 500,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world.
The holy shrine of Tirumala is a celebrated one from times immemorial. It has been attracting large number of pilgrims from all parts of India. Its earliest mention is found in the Tamil literature of the Sangam age.

Under the patronage of almost all important dynasties of South India, this sacred Temple of Tirumala enjoyed the full benefits and glories. The Pallavas, the Cholas, the Pandyas, Kadavarayas, Yadavarayas, Telugu Cholas, Telugu Pallavas, Vijayanagara kings (Sangama, Saluva and Tuluva lines) have left the marks of their patronage and endowments on the walls of the Temples of Tirumala and Tirupathi.

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

So vivid........

16 Jun 2012 6:00am

sido from Seville, Spain

Very colourful as almost everything in India.

16 Jun 2012 10:05am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful vivid colours and beautiful details!

16 Jun 2012 12:54pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much, Don. This is the 10,000th comment. :)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The colors are rich, superb image. Good day Sam.

16 Jun 2012 2:07pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wonderful colors indeed... And the details are very beautiful Have a lovely weekend Sam, and thank you so much for your kind comments :)

16 Jun 2012 5:40pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous image for its fine color and very intricate details.

16 Jun 2012 6:00pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Thank you very much for the information. Very interesting. The picture is excellent and full of color and light ...
Best regards. Adela

16 Jun 2012 7:17pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Very rich decoration and colourful!!

16 Jun 2012 7:28pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

As always - I enjoy your history/culture lesson - with the added picture. It makes it very informative.

16 Jun 2012 7:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image!

16 Jun 2012 9:50pm

Vijayakumar from Tiruchengode, India

Govindha.....Govindha.....

17 Jun 2012 4:12am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!

17 Jun 2012 4:50am