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108 Dhivya Desam - Thiruvenkatam (Thiruppathi)

Location :  Thirupathi
Perumaal :  Venkateswaran (Srinivasan)
Thaayaar :  Padmavati
Theertham : Seshachala Theertham
Paasuram  : NammAzhwar, PeriAzhwar, Andal, KulasekharaAzhwar, ThirumazhisaiAzhwar,ThiruppanAzhwar, ThirumangaiAzhwar, PoikaiAzhwar, BhutathAzhwar,PeyAzhwar
Vimaanam : Ananda Nilaya Vimanam
Travel Base : Thirupati

Description : Ten of the 12 Azhwars have sung of, or mentioned Thiruvenkatam in a total of 202 verses, of the Naalayira Dhivya Prabandam. Clearly, Thirupathi is the most visited of temples/pilgrimage sites in India; Millions of pilgrims visit Thirupathi throughout the year. Thirupathi is one of the two Dhivya Desams in Andhra Pradesh; the other is Singavel Kunram (Ahobilam).

A cluster of three temples is regarded as the Thiruvenkata Dhivya Desam. The hill temple enshrining Srinivasar, the Govindarajar temple near the Thirupathi railway station, on the ground and the Thiruchanur temple enshrining Padmavati are the three temples that constitute the Thirupathi or Thiruvenkata Dhivyadesam.

 

Deities: The Moolavar here is Srinivasar or Venkateswarar on the hill temple in a standing posture facing east, while the Utsavar is Kalyana Venkateswarar. The Govindaraja temple enshrines Govindaraja Perumal in a reclining posture facing east and Pudarikavalli Taayar. The Thiruchanur temple enshrines Padmavati, the consort of Venkateswara.