Tirupati going students can have their industrial visit at Chittoor district, The main industrial attraction of Chittoor are Amaron Batteries, Nutrine Confectionaries, Leena Textiles Ltd, Aditya Spinners Ltd., Sri Venkateswara Coop.Sugar Factory Ltd, A.P.Dairy Development Cooperative Federation, Clean Foods Corporation Ltd, Lanco Ferro Ltd, etc.
Travel to Tirupati and you will be confronted by a symbol of Hindu India in the spiritually important Lord Sri Venkateswara temple situated on one of the seven peaks of Tirumala Hills adjoining it. This busiest and richest temple in India draws thousands of pilgrims every day.
A Dravidian-style shrine of great antiquity, it was patronized by all the major powers of south India including Pallavas, Pandyas, Cholas, and Vijayanagar. The magnificent structure features diamond-decorated 2 m black stone idol of Lord Venkateswara, living form of Vishnu. In fact, the journey to Tirupati situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh is a pilgrimage that every Hindu cherishes to make.
Sights to See
Lord Venkateswara Temple
Situated on a peak of the Tirumalai Hills, 24 km from Tirupati this famous shrine is nestled among high Eastern Ghats. Dedicated to the presiding deity Lord Venkateswara, also referred to as Lord of the Seven Hills, the temple can be reached only after covering the range of hills. Its antiquity can be gauged from the frequent mention it finds in the ancient scriptures. Patronized by the rulers of the different kingdoms that ruled the area, it is a magnificent specimen of the temple architecture South India is known for. Said to be the wealthiest temple in the world, it has Vimana over the sanctum sanctorum and the Dhwajasthambam (temple flag-post) plated with gold.
Located at Tiruchanur, 3 km south of Tirupati, is the shrine of goddess Padmavati, the consort of Lord Venkateswara (Balaji). The large temple is also known as ‘Alamelumangapuram’ and it is said that your visit to Tirumala is fruitful only after visiting remains incomplete if you do not visit the Sri Padmavati Devi temple.
Sri Venkatesvara University Oriental Research Institute
Founded by July 1939 by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, the Institute has a fine collection of stone images, wood and metal images, pottery, coins and inscriptions.
Located 3 km north of the main temple, Akasa Ganga, as it is called, is a perennial stream that is said to flow from the feet of the deity. The Akasa Ganga is considered sacred as the Vedas describe it as flowing from the feet of Lord Vishnu. The water from here is used for the daily rituals in the temple.
A sacred tank located in close proximity to the Balaji temple, Swami Pushkarini was a pleasure tank of Lord Vishnu in Vaikuntam and brought to earth by Garuda for the sport of Lord Venkateswara. A dip here is considered a custom before entering the temple.
Govindaraja Swami Temple
One of the most important shrines in the heart of Tirupati, Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple was consecrated by Saint Ramanujacharya in 1130 AD. Built by the Nayakas, the feudatories and successors of the Vijayanagar rulers, the shrine has an impressive outer gopuram. The inner most gopuram is the earliest dating from the 14th-15th centuries. The main shrines are dedicated to Vishnu and Krishna.
Located on Tirumala, this is a rare geographical arch and the only one of its kind in the whole of Asia. Two other such arches are known to exist in the world – the Rainbow Arch of Utah in USA and the Arch of “Cut Through” of UK. This is one of the rarest ‘geological faults’ of India and geologists compute the age of the arch as 1500 million years. This is also a rare geological feature called ‘eparchean unconformity’. This natural arch is believed to have formed due to intensified weathering and erosion of stream action and has withstood the torque of nature. The length of this arch is 25 feet and the height 10 feet.
Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple
situated about 3-km north at the foot of the Tirumala Hills, Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is the only shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, in Tirupati. Annual ‘ Brahmotsavams’ and festivals like ‘ Vinayaka Chavithi’, ‘ Maha Shivaratri’, ‘ Skhanda Shasthi’ and ‘ Annabhishekam’ are performed on a grand scale. The sacred and beautiful waterfall, ‘Kapila Teertham’ or ‘Alwar Teertham’ is located here.
Situated n the heart of the Tirupati town, the shrine was built by a Chola king in the 10th century AD. The presiding deities here are Sita, Rama and Lakshmana. The temple of Anjaneyaswami, which is directly opposite, is a sub-shrine of this temple.
- Amararaja Batteries Limited
- Leena Textiles
- Maharishi Solar Systems Pvt.Ltd
- Nutrine Confectioner Pvt. Ltd.
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple (4km)
Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami is situated in Appalayagunta, 4-km from Tirupati. It is believed that Sri Venkateswaraswami, after marrying Sri Padmavati Devi, blessed Sri Siddeswara and other sages here.
Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary (10 km)
Occupying an area of over 506 square km of greenery, Sri Venkateswara Sanctuary and National Park at Tirupati is a nature lover’s delight and is home to an array of wildlife species.
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple (12 km)
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple is located at Srinivasa Mangapuram. It is believed that Lord Venkateswara stayed here after his marriage with Sri Padmavati Devi, before proceeding to Tirumala.
Narayanavanam (35 km)
Home to several temples this is the venue of the sacred marriage between Lord Venkateswara and Goddess Padmavati. Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple is a famous Kalyana Venkateswaraswami shrine.
Chandragiri Palaces and Fort (21 km)
Located in Chittoor district, Chandragiri once served as the capital of the mighty Vijayanagar Empire. The place is home to a fort and a number of palaces. Built on a 180 m high rock, the fort, Raja Mahal’ with its romantic lily pond and the ‘Rani Mahal’ are magnificent. The museum in Raja Mahal contains bronze statues belonging to the Chola and Vijayanagara empires.
Srikalahasti (36 km)
The place is famous for a temple of Shiva in the form of a Vayu Linga. Legend has it that the deity was worshipped by a spider (Sri) that spun a web over it, while a snake (Kala) placed a gem at the linga and an elephant (Hasti) washed the linga with water. The temple lies on the banks of the River Swarnamukhi in a valley. There are frequent buses to Srikalahasti.
Kailasanathakona (43 km)
Situated in the valley of Nagiri hills near Puttur, this perennial waterfall originates from a fracture in a sheet rock. The water is clear and is considered sacred. Said to be of substantial mineral value, the water is believed to have curative powers.
Talakona (45 km)
This waterfall is considered the threshold of the Hills of Tirumala on which the shrine of Lord Venkateswara is located. Nestled in lush forests, the 60-metre fall is a perennial one and standing under the cascade is said to cleanse the mind and body. Local transport can be engaged from Tirupati to reach Talakona.
Kanipakam (75 km)
Located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, the place is known for its temple of Lord Ganesha. Built in in the 11th century by the Chola ruler Kullottunga I and further developed in 1336 by the Vijayanagar the rulers, the shrine attracts visitors for the ever growing size of the idol. The silver “Kawacham” that was manufactured 50 years ago is now too small for the idol.
Horsley Hills (140 km)
Situated at an elevation of 1,265 m, Horsley Hills is a famous hill station. Named after WD Horsley, the Collector of Cuddapah district, who chose this place as his summer retreat, the hill station is a favourite with the holidaymakers.
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