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Tirupati Festival

In the month of Bhadra (August- September), a grand festival is held annually at Tirupati, the seat of Lord Venkateshwara, and a manifestation of Lord Vishnu. The festival lasts for 10 days, and during it devotees from all over the country congregate here to seek Lord Venkteshwara’s blessing to attain material and spiritual gains. Even on ordinary days over 20,000 pilgrims, on an average, visits the shrine to pray and worship the deity. People usually makes a pilgrimage to this shrine once they overcome some difficulties or after wish fulfillment. Mammoth crowds queues up for hours every day to have a darshan of the deity.

This is one richest temples in the world. It is situated on Tirumala hills, seven In number, which correspond to the cosmic ocean. And because of these seven picturesque hills Venkateshwara is also known as the “Lord of the Seven Hills”. Various Purans describe how and why this is an essential pilgrimage centre for each and every devout Hindu. It is a tradition here that devotees, whether men or women, shave their hair off as a votive offering for a wish fulfilled. Parents bring their very young children and perform their first tonsure at the lotus feet of the Lord.