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Unknown Facts About Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple


India  •  26 Jun, 2023  •  2,907 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Nestled in the lush green Tirumala hills, the Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple stands as a testimony to India's profound spiritual history and tradition. This divine abode, known for its majestic architectural grandeur and vibrant religious practices, draws millions of devotees from all corners of the globe each year.

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As we explore this sacred site, let's delve into the lesser-known facts about the temple that reveal its ancient origins, the deities it is associated with, and the rituals practised.

An Ancient Marvel

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Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, also known as the Tirumala Temple, is one of the world's oldest active Hindu worship sites. Scholars estimate its origin back to around 300 AD. The first mention of the temple was in the Sangam literature of the 1st century AD, giving it a history steeped in thousands of years of devotion and spiritual reverence.

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The Highest Gathering of Devotees

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The temple, located atop the Tirumala hills in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, attracts millions of pilgrims every year. With around 40 million visitors annually, it is considered the most-visited place of worship globally.

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