Tirupati Devasthanam – Flight package; launched BY IRCTC
About 23 million pilgrims from across the world visit to Tirumala each year to worship the presiding deity Lord Sree Venkateswara, who is an avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Venkateswara Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntham and the Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple. Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.
Tirumala Hills are part of Seshachalam Hills range. The hills are 853 metres (2,799 ft) above sea level. The Hills comprises seven peaks, representing the seven heads of Adisesha. The temple lies on the seventh peak –Venkatadri, on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini, a holy water tank. Hence the temple is also referred to as “Temple of Seven Hills”. Tirumala town covers about 10.33 sq mi (26.75 km2) in area.
This Temple is constructed in Dravidian architecture and is believed to be constructed over a period of time starting from 300 AD. The Garbagruha is called AnandaNilayam. The presiding deity, Venkateswara, is in standing posture and faces east in Garbha gruha. The Temple premises had two modern Queue complex buildings to organize the pilgrim rush, Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasadam complex for free meals to Pilgrims, hair tonsure buildings and a number of pilgrim lodging sites.
It is the richest temple in the world in terms of donations received and wealth. The temple is visited by about 70,000 to 110,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 750,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world.
New Delhi: IRCTC has launched Tirupati Devasthanam flight package to Tirupati for one night and two-day ex-Delhi covering the holy places of Lord Balaji Temple, Padmavathi Temple, and Sri Kalahasti. The package also covers significant temples and places of Tirupati.
About 23 million pilgrims from across the world throng to Tirumala each year to worship the presiding deity Lord Sree Venkateswara, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The pure gold plated Tirumala shrine is a masterwork of Indian temple architecture. Temple of Goddess Sree Padmavathi ammavaru is located in Tiruchanuru close to Tirupati town.
The Tirupati Devasthanam itinerary will be facilitated by a flight from New Delhi – Tirupati – New Delhi (Via Chennai) in the comfort class.
The tour dates are:
February’2020 – 08, 15, 22 & 29
March 2020 – 07, 14 & 21
Total Seats available are 12
Package tariff (Per Person) valid for departure date 08.02.20, 15.02.20, 22.02.20, 29.02.20, 07.03.20, 14.03.20 and 21.03.20
Tour Itinerary: Day 01: Arrive Chennai and then Chennai to Tirupati (148 kms/approx 3 hour 30 min drive). Meals: Dinner
Pick up from Chennai Airport (enroute free time for lunch on own) and transfer to Sri Kalahasti temple, named after the Spider (Sri), the Serpent (Kala) and the Elephant (Hasti). Appeased with their unflinching devotion, Lord Shiva gave them a boon that their names be merged with the Vayulinga and called as Sri Kalahasteeswara.
The temple is known for Rahu – Kethu Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Puja as well. After Darshan, proceed to the temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara. Proceed for Tirupati by Road. Dinner and Overnight stay at Tirupati.
Day 02: Darshan at Tirupati town; Meals: Breakfast
After early Morning breakfast visit Tirumala (22 Kms) for Lord Bala Ji Darshan. The temple is the most-visited place of worship in the world. There are several legends associated with the manifestation of the Lord in Tirumala. According to one legend, the temple has a murti (deity) of Lord Venkateswara, which it is believed shall remain here for the entire duration of the present Kali Yuga.
After Balaji darshan, proceed to Chennai airport (en-route free time for lunch on own) and drop at 1900 hrs to board the flight at 20:45 hrs. Thus the tour ends.
Notably, the above itinerary is only indicative, IRCTC and handling agent reserve to change in view of operation problem / local circumstances. For more details, you can visit IRCTC’s official website: https://www.irctctourism.com/