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City Name Tirumala (Tirupati)
District Chittoor
State Andhra Pradesh
Country India


Tirumala is a combination of "Tiru" which means "Holy / Sacred" and "Mala" which is "mountain". A city which is synonymous with the main temple of Venkateswara temple. The city is build around the temple activities and economy.

Spiritual History

The city is surrounded by 7 Hills and the temple is on the seventh hill.In ancient literature Tirupati is mentioned as Aadhi varaha kshetra. The Puranas associate the site with Lord Varaha, one of the Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu. In Varaha Purana, Venkatadri is believed to be a part of Mount Meru, which was brought on to the earth from Vishnu's abode Vaikuntam by his mount Garuda. The seven peaks represent the seven heads of Adisesha

Travel Information

Well connected city from all over the state of Karnataka, TamilNadu, Telangana and Andhra by road and train. The Tirupathi Airport is 40 Kms from the temple and will connected from across India

Hindu Centers

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