Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams is the earthly Vaikunth of Lord Vishnu. He incarnated on earth as Shrinivasa,manifested himself as an Idol in Tirupati temple for the people of kaliyug.
Lord Venketeshwar or Srinivasa or Balaji are few of the many names of Govinda. He resides in heart of each of his devotees but if you want to see the glory of His Maya. If you want to witness the supreme power, the power of His devotion and love visit the tirupati balaji temple.
Find Him in the hilly region of Tirumala. It is said by followers that just by praying in Tirupati Balaji temple one can get rid of their kalyugi sins. Lord Venketeshwar is considered to be a very generous form of Vishnu, being the granter of every hope of His devotees.
The Tirumala Tirupati temple was built in 7th century by Thondaman,a king and a follower.
The temple is monument of many promises and deep love. It stands as proof of Govinda’s love and forgiveness towards His devotees. Millions of people visit the balaji shrine in Andhra Pradesh throughout the year. Just to stand in front of their liberator for 2 minutes they stand hours and hours in queue. They tonsure their head. As a matter of noble fact these hair are used by many hair transplant companies and in turn help those who have lost their hair in medical treatments.
The ancient magnificent temple of Tirupati Balaji is located in Chitthur , district of Andhra Pradesh. It is situated on hills of Tirumala around 28ft high from sea level. The Tirumala hills are seven hills known as Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabhadri, Narayanadri and Venkatadri. They are said to be representing the heads of seshnaga or Adisesha, thus earning the name Seshachalam.
The Temple of Seven Hills or commonly known as devasthanams is on Venkatadri or Venkatachala or Venkata Hill which is the seventh peak. The temple lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini.
You can climb the 3500 steps to The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams or take the road city buses. The buses are very frequent and are cheap.
The queues are long and you have to get a ticket for the Darshan. All bookings and arrangements can be made online. You can register for various sevas or functions through web. There is a facility known as e darshan where you can get the online darshan on a single window system. The Tirupati Balaji Live Darshan facility is available in most of the cities of Andhra Pradesh and few metro cities.
Once you reach the balaji temple complex you can see the traditional temple building, with a number of modern queue and pilgrim lodging sites.
In the garba griha directly beneath a golden dome called the "Ananda Nilaya Divya Vimana" you can find the flawless black idol of Vishnu which is self manifested. No human made it nor installed it. It is said to remain as it is for all of the kalyug period. After the darshan you get the famous tirupati laddo Prasad. It briefly sums your Tirupati Balaji Darshan.