February 2011 ~ OM NAMO VENKATESAYA
!!! Lord Venkateswara staying in Tirumala Vaikuntam !!! Govinda Narayana Srinivasa Parandhama Pahimam Pahimam!!!.
!!! Chant Govindaa! Govindaa!! Govinda!!! Edukondalavadaa Venkataramanaa Govindaa Govinda!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

FACILITIES AT TIRUMALA

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams are doing their best to provide the maximum possible facilities to the pilgrims coming to Tirumala. There are several large choultries providing free unfurnished rooms for families to stay in reasonable comfort. Electricity and water are free.
Facilities to pilgrims in the queue halls.:
  • Hygienic, airy, large queue halls provided with ceiling fans.
  • Catering inside the halls by TTD canteen.
  • Sale of food packets at reasonable rates.
  • Sale of pure milk by Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Corporation.
  • First Aid.
  • Toilet rooms even in the queue halls.
  • Closed Circuit T.V. programmes.
  • Relay of devotional programmes, music, etc.
  • Cloakroom facilities near Vaikuntam Queue Complex.
  • Free shoe-keeping centers near VQC and PPC sheds.
  • An officer posted at the entrance to the temple (Mahadwaram) to prevent malpractice.
  • An officer to look after the comforts and facilities of the pilgrims in the VQC and PPC sheds.
TTD has made several innovations in the daily seva timings in the Tirumala Temple to reduce the waiting time of the pilgrims in the queue halls. At the same time, the following facilities are offered to the pilgrims so as to make waiting less tedious.
Cloak Room facility near CRO and the Vaikuntam Queue Complex on Tirumala and in Venkateswara Choultry (opposite Railway Station) at Tirupati.
Bus facility to go around Tirumala Hills. These buses ply round the clock in two different routes covering all the cottage blocks, Kalyana Katta, the Temple, the Queue Complex and the Museum. (Refer route map for further details.)
Broadcasting service station (located opposite the main Temple) helps to make announcements about missing persons etc.
Counters for leaving footwear are located near the Varahaswamy Temple; near the Vaikuntam Queue Complex (beside Vijaya Bank); and near the Kalyana Katta.
Free Meals: The wholesome free meals will be provided to the devotees in the TTD Canteen Complex from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. continuously on production of free meals coupons distributed inside temple after worshiping the Lord.
Free Medical Aid: Pilgrims are given free medical aid at Aswin Hospital, VQC and PPC sheds.
Posts and Telegraphs: There are posts and telegraphs offices near the Central Reception Office with all the facilities including telegraph.
Free Bus: Free buses are operated at Tirumala for the benefit of pilgrims covering cottages, choultries, Temple and other places.
Air Lines Coach: APSRTC runs Luxury Coach Services for the convenience of Air Passengers from the Airport to Tirumala and back.
Sale of Gold and Silver Dollars: Gold and Silver dollars with the images of Lord Venkateswara and Goddess Padmavathi are available for sale at the counter (near Vimana Venkateswara swamy) inside the Srivari temple, Tirumala.
Kalyanakatta: Pilgrims can fulfill their vow of tonsure at Kalyanakatta free of cost and at choultries
Railway Booking Office: This booking office located at the central reception office, will issue tickets to all destinations including reservation tickets for Bus-cum-Train journey.
Automobile Clinic: A mobile van with mechanics and spares is available to attend to the repairs of the vehicles stranded on the ghat roads. The Toll Gate either at Tirupati or at Tirumala may be contacted.
Purohit Sangham: At Tirumala, TTD has organized a Purohit Sangham comprising Purohits with the necessary learning and experience to perform vedic rituals. Fees for such services are fixed by the Devasthanam.
The devotees desirous of performing sankalpam, namakarana, chaulam, upanayanam, marriage, pinda prardanam and other vedic rituals may approach the purohit sangam with the assistance of any of the TTD's, contact enquiry counters at CRO Vaikuntam queue complex and opposite Srivari Temple.
Pilgrims Amenities Complex (near Central Reception Office): The complex provided with lockers, tonsuring center, bath rooms and toilet facilities free dormitory accommodation to nearly 5000 pilgrims.
Sales of publications:All religious books published by the Devastanamas are available in TTD's publication stalls at Vaibhavotsava mandapam (near Rambagicha Guest House) at Tirumala and also at Tirupati viz., First new choultary, Dhyanamandiram near Govindaraja Swamy Temple and Railway Station.

TIRUMALA IS SEVEN HILLS IS CALLED SERIAL


TIRUMALA SEVAN HILLS CALLED  
Anjandri, Vrishabhadri, Seshadri ,Neeladri,garudari, Venkatadri  and Narayandri
(Adri in sanskrit means Hill)

Parking Places In Tirumala

Parking Places In Tirumala:
Sl.No.
Places
Area
Landmarks
 1
Infront of RBGH


 2
Behind RBGH

MAIN TEMPLE FRONT
  3
Opp.Astanamadpama

OPP OF TEMPLE
  4
Saptahgiri Choultries

NEAR FILTER HOUSE
  5
Between VQC I-II

BACK SIDE OF TEMPLE
 6
II NC Backside

OPP BUS STAND
 7
Varahaswamy Guest House -I

BESIDE OF TEMPLE
8
ATC Car parking

BACK SIDE OF TEMPLE
  9
Varahaswamy Guest House -II



SAPTHAGIRI MAGZINE subscription


         SAPTHAGIRI MAGZINE subscription
The Sapthagiri magazine was started as a TTD bulletin in 1949. It is now being circulated all over the country as an illustrated, religious magazine, released monthly, in five languages - Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English.
The objective of the magazine is to propagate religious thoughts, nurture spiritual ideals and develop bhakti and positive thinking among the people.
Sapthagiri contains articles on Hindu philosophy and culture. It also has features like Sandehalu-Samadhanalu (Questions and Answers), and provides information on TTD departmental activities.
Details
Amt (in Rs.)
Price per copy
5.00
Annual subscription
(Subscriptions for a year or more are accepted. Subscribers requesting for more than 25 copies at a time are allowed a discount of 25%)
60.00
Life subscription
500.00
You can send in your request for subscription to Sapthagiri, for a minimum period of one year,by sending a DD or check in favour of The Editor, TTD and send to:
The Editor
Sapthagiri Magazine
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Tirupati 517 501
India.
Phone No:0877-2264543
TTD also offers agencyship for Sapthagiri in places where agents have not already been appointed. For more details, contact The Editor, TTD, Tirupati.

Restaurants AT TIRUMALA

Restaurants AT TIRUMALA
Sl.No.
Name Of The Canteen
Location
Timings
Land marks
1
Sapthagiri Woodlands
HVDC Area
5-11
Beside H.V.C. Sub enquiry
2
Woodside
Museum
do
Beside Museum
3
Annamayya
SPGH Area
do
Annamayya bhavan
4
Venkatadri
NGGH Area
do
In between NGGH I & II
5
Srivatsa
Near: Rambagicha Guest House
do
In between RBGH I & II
6
New Woodside
Karnataka choultry
do
Opp. to Museum
7
Hotel Mayuri
Beside Museum
do
Beside Museum
  Canteens AT TIRUMALA
Sl.No.
Name of the Canteen
Location
Timings
Land marks
1
Coffee Board
Beside lepakshi
6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Beside Lepakshi, Opp. Shopping complex
2
Janata Canteen
CRO Basement
5 a.m.-11 p.m.
Basement of CRO General counter
3
Janata Canteen
PAC (North)
do
PAC-I, Beside CRO
4
Janata Canteen
PAC (West)
do
Near Luggage counter, Opp. to RTC Bus stand
5
Vishnupaadam Canteen
Balaji Bus Stand Complex
do
Inside RTC Bus stand
6
ANC Janata Canteen
ANC
do
Beside RTC Bus stand
7
Srilakshmi Janata Canteen
Medara metta
24 hrs
Beside Vijaya Bank
8
SMC Janata Canteen
SMC
5 a.m.-11 p.m.
Beside Telephone Exchange,
9
Sapthagiri Canteen
SGGH Area
do
Inside Sapthagiri GH

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