Rare Pictures of Tirumala Tirupati Venkateshwara Swami Temple.

 

If there is one place in South India that integrates the divinity of Hinduism with the beauty of nature set to hypnotize your wandering mind to rest and awaken your consciousness, that’s Tirumala Tirupati  of Andhra Pradesh, the land of Kaliyuga Daivam Lord Venkateshwara.

Resting 2799 feet above the sea level and accommodating one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world “The Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy Temple” it is one of the busiest spiritual destinations in the world drawing around  50,000 to 100,000 visitors daily i.e an average of 30 to 40 million people annually. It is also said to be the most-visited and one of the most richest places of worship in the world.

Did you know how this amazing place used to look decades ago?  it occurred for us and our curious minds never stop wondering found our way to pool up a few photos to show the past of this glorious place.

 

1. Alipiri Mandapam of Tirumala.

Yes, its the very same place where you now start your walk up steps and do the security check in.

 

ALIPIRI MANDAPAM

 

2. Bommala Gopuram ( Doesn’t exist anymore. Dismantled. )

bommala gopuram tirumala

 

3. Lord Krishna Idol from Tirumala.

Krishna

 

4. Mahadeva Gopuram.

mahadeva gopuram

 

5. Padmavathi Amma Nidhi.

padmavathi nidhi

 

6. King Krishna Devaraya; along with his queens.

You can still see these idols inside Tirumala Temple.

Krishna deva raya with queens

 

7. Prathima Mandapam.

prathima mandapam

 

8. View of hill from Tirupati.

VIEW OF HILLS FROM TIRUPATHI

 

9. Lord Hanuman Temple in Tirumala Temple.

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10.Walk way to Tirumala Temple.

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