Going to Tirupati this saturday
March 12, 2010 4:04am CST
hello friends, we are going to Tirupati to pay our homage to our hindu god Tirupati on the top of seven hills .one can never imagine that there can be a city on the top of seven hills, such a flat area having many temples, ponds, hotels I had been there last in 1980 to attend the meeting of the Indian sciece congress, i had presented three of my research papers there. i had seek blessings of the god then, i am really excited, this time my wife, my son, his wife and kids are there, it is a pilgrimage for me... So when had you your last pilgrimage, or new site seeing with family or alone? bhuwan
13 Mar 10
well i have also been to tripati once but the lates trip to a piligramage location was to Bhimashankara that is near pune (or maybe nasik). It was a good place and we went there with my family and my grandfather . It was good trip and we all had fun..
• Mangalore, India
12 Mar 10
Hi bhuwan, I had gone to Tirupati many years ago, and have been planning to visit the temple and the town since a long time now...Hopefully sometimes soon i will be able to do so.It is a very interesting place - other than the temple, there are a lot of interesting places to see around there like a waterfall, a dam and the surrounding wooded forest area etc...
12 Mar 10
I heard the name of this place several times...but i didn't go there..The last time i went to pilgrimage ten years ago vaishnu devi at Kashmir in India. i think you heard the name of this place. WOW! what a place is it.. your soul get sacred after going there..surely..i urge you sir go there...and have a nice journey for tirupati...have a nice day..
12 Mar 10
Yes Bhuvan, I have heard that Tirupati is a nice place one can visit. You are lucky!! Tirupati City is located in the southeastern part of Andhra Pradesh, in Chittoor district. It lies about 152-km northwest of Chennai in the Palkonda Hills. Tirupati is known as the abode of the Hindu god Venkateshvara also spelt as 'Venkatesvara', "Lord of Seven Hills" as you said. The town of Tirupati came into existence only about the middle of the twelfth century, with the foundation of the Govindarajaswami temple. Before this time there was a small village, named Kottur, to the north-east of Kapilatirtham, situated about two miles to the north of the modern town. Kodandaramaswami Temple is located in the heart of the Tirupati town. The Govindarajaswami Temple is the main attraction for the pilgrims at Tirupati and the biggest temple in town.
12 Mar 10
The way you describe this place, I can visualize the beauty of this place and surely everyone in your family is looking forward to shoot two birds with one stone, a pilgrimage and a vacation. I have not been to any pilgrimage as yet but hopefully my dream of visiting Jeruselem materialize.
15 Jun 10
I had gone to Thirupathi two years ago to attend Annamacharya Celebrations. People from many associations from different parts of the South India were invited to attend the same. I too went through my music association. Everyone displayed their talents like singing Annamacharya songs, doing kolattam for Annamacharya songs and then we all climbed the Hill. It was a great experience.