Back from Tirupati

9 Nov

It was a great visit, good darshan. Its not often that you get to spend 45 minutes in front of the deity in Tirupati. This time I did, thanks to the seva ticket that my friend booked for me (no I did not use any influence).

The only sad thing about the whole visit it the security that one has to go through starting with getting your car inspected at the foothills. I still remember the old days when you could zip all the way up. I guess the security is needed in keeping with the times.

On the way to Tirupati we visited a place called Kanipakam (Lord Ganesh). I could not help but capture this wonderful sign.

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13 Responses to “Back from Tirupati”

  1. Ramesh November 9, 2007 at 10:49 am #

    Vijay,

    45 minutes!!! Many devotees would not have collectively clocked 45 minutes over multiple visits!!!

    I had been to the new Lakshmi temple at Sripuram near Vellore ( it is called Golden Temple !!).

    The ‘Footwear keeping place’ there was more simplistically called ” Chappel stand ”
    🙂

  2. praneshachar November 10, 2007 at 4:29 am #

    I agree with ramesh lot of devotees would not have clocked 45 munutes over many many visits.
    spending 45 munutes in front of diety in front of lord venkateshwara on tirupathi
    is something unique and we feel happy about you and your family for such a great treat

  3. Veena Shivanna November 10, 2007 at 11:52 am #

    Vijay,

    I was searching today’s news paper for this news… elri barle illa..

    ps – you are a celebrity right? so your visit to Tirupati would definitely is a news to media 🙂

    En samachaara Tirupathi visit ella, By any chance, Venkateshwara nimma business parteneraa ? so profit share kodok enaadru hogidra hege ? Recently I heard this, lot of business men make(declare?) lord venkateshwara as their parteners and they share their profit accordingly.. 🙂

    One thing is sure, its a different fun when you climb up those 7 hills… ! Next time try maadi

    -Veena.

  4. neel3 November 11, 2007 at 8:32 am #

    bhale adrushtavo adrushta..
    punya maadideera sir !

  5. vinay November 13, 2007 at 6:22 am #

    45 mins !!!!!!!!, even the archakas wont get a darshan for so long

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  8. ramsblog November 19, 2007 at 8:02 am #

    ಕಲ್ಯಾಣೋತ್ಸವ, ಶಯನೋತ್ಸವ, ಸುಪ್ರಭಾತ ಸೇವೆ-ಗೇನಾದ್ರೂ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿದ್ರ ಹೇಗೆ?
    ನನಗೆ ಜ್ನ್ಯಾಪಕ ಇರೋ ಹಾಗೆ ಉರುಳು ಸೇವೆಗೆ ಹೋದಾಗ್ಲೂ ಒಂದು ಸೆಕೆಂಡು ಸಿಕ್ಕಿತ್ತು ಅಷ್ಟೆ.
    ನಾವು ಮುಂದಿನ ಮಾರ್ಚ್/ಏಪ್ರಿಲ್ ಹೊತ್ತಿಗೆ ಹೋಗ್ಬೇಕು ಅನ್ಕೊಂಡಿದೀವಿ – ಏನಾದ್ರೂ ಟಿಪ್ಸ್ ಇದ್ರೆ ಶೇರ್ ಮಾಡಿ.

  9. Vijay November 20, 2007 at 1:35 am #

    @ram: Illa… we had booked the Archana ticket years ago. This and the Thomala seva are the only two where they let you in (about 200 people), close the doors and perform the seva in front of you followed by darshana…

  10. Chitra November 22, 2007 at 3:38 pm #

    Cool! Glad you had a satisfying visit. 🙂

  11. bhargav sau January 1, 2008 at 7:09 am #

    Sir, I have copied your photo. It is very intelligent to take that photo. I am a telugu person .

  12. Vijay January 2, 2008 at 1:27 am #

    @Bhargav: The English part is a literal translation of the Telugu version. However it conveys the message…

  13. Tirupati Hotels June 23, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    Thanks for the nice information. Tirupati and Kanipakam both temples are very very historic places. Awesome post….

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