Hathiram Bavaji tirumala ~ OM NAMO VENKATESAYA
!!! Lord Venkateswara staying in Tirumala Vaikuntam !!! Govinda Narayana Srinivasa Parandhama Pahimam Pahimam!!!.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hathiram Bavaji tirumala


There were many great saints and devotees of Lord Venkateswara who remained in the darkness. One such great devotee of Lord Venkateswara is Bhavaji. He was popularly known as Hathiram Baba. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara. I personally feel nothing much is written about this great devotee over internet world. I searched all over the internet for information on Hathiram Baba. Unfortunately, no substantial manuscript is available on this great devotee of Lord Balaji. I found only a few sites describing the story of Hathiram Baba. Unfortunately, the information provided in the site was really pathetic and funny. It starts like this. A saint from North India had visited Tirumala and settled there. He used to call himself Hathi Ram because he was fat like Hathi (an Elephant) and no one knows his real name. Isn’t it funny? I logged out of the site immediately after reading two lines. I don’t blame the publisher totally for that, because we hardly have any information on the life story of Hathiram Baba. The story of Hathiram Baba is only confined to a few books in the libraries and to the stories of our Grand Parents. If you have observed, Hathiram Baba Mutt still exists in Tirumala. It is constructed at the Main entrance of Tirumala Temple. I feel TTD must take up initiatives to let people know these great devotees of Lord Balaji. The glory of Lord Balaji will increase by making people aware of these small stories associated with the Lord and his ardent devotees. They inspire more people to worship the Lord.
Here is my little effort to have some focus on this great devotee of the Lord Venkateswara to the best of my information and knowledge gathered through Books, Television, Internet and all possible sources within my reach. Hope you will find it instructive and informative.

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