Wednesday, September 27, 2006

'Tirupati Balaji' - Richest God in the world

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Just think, which temple is most visited in the world.......It is the temple of Tirupati Balaji or temple of Lord Venkateshwara & is famous for being the most-visited shrine in the world and its prime deity for being the richest God in the world. This temple is in the town of Chittor District of Andhra Pradesh in India & is located in the foot hills of Tirumala. It is around 140 km from Chennai and 740 km from Hyderabad city in India.

The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatadri Hills on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini & because of this reason only Lord Balaji has been named Venkateswara. The Greatness & opulence of Lord Balaji, the Preserver of the Whole Universe, is reflected in his richly ornamented life-size idol in the Tirumala Tirupati temple.

In the temple the black idol of Lord Balaji is covered in gold, jewellery and precious ornaments and its height is 2 meters.The sacred shrine is visited by millions of devotees from far and wide and has been worshipped consistently since the past thirteen years. Every year more than 12 million people visit this temple from within India and the world. Every year the temple receives around Indian Rs 10 Billion ( More than 200 Million US$) in offerings from the devotees.

So now you can imagine the devotion & religious nature of Indian people & may sound weird to many people. Another strange thing is about the tradition of shaving off your head after visiting the temple & the human hairs collected here are even exported to other countries for making wigs for the people who are deprived of such precious possession. Does it sound weird to only judge.....

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