Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a Hindu temple located in the hill town of Tirumala, near Tirupati in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is considered to be the most visited holy temple in the world. It is believed that lord Venkateshwara also known as lord Vishnu always remain here. There are several stories associated with the manifestation of the Lord in Tirumala. According to one legend, the temple has an idol of Lord Venkateswara, which it is believed shall remain here for the entire duration of the present Kali Yuga. The area around the temple comprises seven peaks, representing the seven heads of Adisesha, thus earning the name Seshachalam. The famous seven peaks are called Seshadri, Neeladri, Garudadri, Anjanadri, Vrushabhadri, Narayanadri, and Venkatadri. The temple is on Venkatadri (also known as Venkatachala or Venkata Hill), the seventh peak, and is also known as the Temple of Seven Hills. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Venkateswara. Lord Venkateswara is also known by various other names like Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa. The temple lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini, a holy water tank. The temple complex comprises a traditional temple building, with a number of modern queue and pilgrim lodging sites. The venkateshwara temple is considered to be the richest pilgrimage center, after the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, of any faith (at more than INR 50,000 crore. Daily approximately 50,000 to 100,000 devotees visit tirupati temple. During the special occasions and festivals, the number of pilgrims increases to 500,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world. Here is a look at the darshan of Tirumala Venkateswara Devasthanam.
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