Tirupati Balaji Temple in Mumbai
As soon as you enter the temple you can spot the “Bali Peetam”, or the altar and the “Dhwaja Stambham”, or Flag platform. Next to the Bali Peetam and the Dwaja Stambam, is a flight of steps which leads to the “Tiru Mamani Mandapam”. Behind the”Ardha Mandapam”, there is the “Garbha Griham”. At the right foot of Lord Balaji, is a small silver idol called “Bhoga Srinivasa” and this idol imbibes the essence of the Lord.
There are other idols like Srinivasa with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi and idols for festivals like Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Anjaneya and Krishna with Rukmini. In the same premises is an office of E- Darshan, where one can book online in advance to visit the Venkateshwara Temple at Tirupati. One can book online for the “Balaji puja”, and have a darshan of the Lord from your home and after the puja is over, the temple sends a few Tulsi leaves that has been blessed by the Lord to your residence via post.
History of the Tirupati Balaji TempleThe Balaji Temple is run by the,”Shri Balaji Trust”. On popular demand the Tirumala Balaji Temple, was constructed in Mumbai, to make it easy to have the Lord’s Darshan in Mumbai itself. The 1st phase of Shri Balaji Mandir at Charkop has been finished.
Interesting Facts about Tirupati Balaji Temple
- Lord Balaji is the most worshiped deity of “Kalyuga”, and he is the “Lord of Wealth”. He is kind and helps anyone who prays to him for help.
- Lord Balaji is also famous as, “Govinda”, and one can hear the chants of the devotees of Jai Govinda. In Tirumala, his abode is the seven hills and devotees experience peace and holiness when they visit Tirupati. He is also known as “Lord Srinivasa”.
- He is popularly known as, Lord Venkateshwara in Tirupati and Venkateshwara means the Lord, who frees us from all our sins. Ven means sin and kat means one who delivers. There are 108 names of Lord Venkateshwara.
- One of the most popular temples in India is Lord Venkateshwara’s temple at Tirupati and lakhs of devotees from all over India go and have a darshan of the Lord at Tirupati. Each day the temple gets huge offerings in cash and gold.
- The Balaji Temple at Mumbai, is well maintained and the surroundings are neat and clean. There is a roadway to reach the temple from Nerul railway station.
Sec-7, Charkop, Kandivali West,
Mumbai – 67
Phone - 9920716663