Tirupati is a holy city based in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This place of pilgrimage is home to an important Hindu deity Tirumala Venkateswara, a form of Lord Vishnu. The temple of Sri Venkateshwara Swami Vaari is situated in the hill town of Tirumala in Tirupati.
The temple in Tirupati is also referred to as Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, and Tirupati Balaji Temple. The deity Venkateshwara is also known as Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa. This form of Lord Vishnu is believed to have helped save mankind during the Kali Yuga.
The temple is situated on the Seshachalam Hill Ranges, which comprises seven peaks, and this temple is built on the seventh peak – Venkatadri, and therefore, sometimes it’s also referred to as the ‘Temple of Seven Hills.’
The Tirumala Temple is said to be constructed in 300CE and has a Dravidian architecture. This temple is considered one of the eight Vishnu Swayambhu Kshetras and is one of the most visited religious places in the world. About 50,000 to 1,00,000 people visit Tirupati daily, therefore the Andhra Pradesh government created a Trimula Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which oversees the management of the temple.
The Andhra Pradesh government has developed the infrastructure in Tirupati so that it can easily accommodate the millions of people who visit this holy destination every year. The place is well-equipped with plenty of stay facilities, and restaurants, and is well-connected through roadways and airspace.