India being full of cultural heritage holds years of legendary stories and historical mysteries. You’ll get shivers as you unravel the mysteries of India’s remarkable temples. Yes! You read that right! The nation, which is having 330 million temples (approximately), has certain temples whose mysteries are likely to surprise you. We bring to you the highly intriguing and unresolved secrets of one such unique temple. Keep reading if this sounds exciting! The Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh is known for several stunning things that are unanswered.
It is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu known as Venkateshwara or Balaji. Around 50,000 people visit to worship the Lord each day. The number is huge, and so is the offerings made by the devotees. You will be surprised to know, that this temple is one of the richest temples in India. Well, this is not it! While having a closer look of the Lord Vishnu, you will notice that the deity has actual hair and has often seen sweating. Shocking, right? Despite the consistent efforts of the priest, the back of the idol stays wet.
There is a Vaikuntam Queue Complex, a network of connected halls that leads to the main temple. It serves as the entrance for the Darshan. With the different amenities offered, these halls are tidy and cozy. Now, while walking around you will find a picture of Lord Venkateshwara in the backside, if you place your ear carefully on it, you can clearly hear the sound of waves, interesting, right!
At last, but not the least, there is one more interesting thing about this temple. To enter the temple, you must fill out a declaration form in which you must affirm your belief in Lord Venkateshwara.
Morning: 6:00 to 11:00 AM
Afternoon: 2:00 to 7:00 PM
Night: 8:00 to 1:00 AM
Venkateshwara temple pic courtesy Avinashx, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Lord Venkateswara pic courtesy Kalyan Kanuri, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons