Is Tirumala temple under government?
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is an independent trust which manages the temples including the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh.
What is the old name of Tirumala?
Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntha 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.
What is the story behind Tirumala?
Venkateswara Temple is an important Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to be appeared here to save mankind from the trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.
Why Tirupati Balaji eyes are closed?
According to sources Lord Balaji’s idol wears a white mark that is so huge to cover the eyes. Thus, the devotees can see only a small part of the Lord’s eyes while the rest is covered.
Who built Tirupati Tirumala temple?
Ancient history The first temple at Tirumala Tirupati was built by King Thondaiman, Tamil ruler of the ancient Thondaimandalam. He is said to have built the original Gopuram (tower) and the Prakhara in the 8th century.
Does Tirupati money go to government?
Under the new norms, the annual contribution of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) to the State government has been increased to Rs 50 crore from the earlier Rs 2.5 crore.
Is Tirupati under govt control?
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam board is a body established in 1932 to maintain the temple of Lord Balaji of Tirumala and its related temples. It works under the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Is Venkateshwara an avatar?
Deity. Lord Sri Venkateswara, an avatar of Vishnu is the presiding deity of the Tirupati temple.