Chilkur Balaji Temple
Chilkur Balaji Temple popularly called Visa Balaji Temple or Visa God is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman Sagar Lake near Hyderabad, India. it’s 17 kilometre from Mehedipatnam. it’s one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad engineered during the time of Madanna and Akkanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramadas.
The shrine is instrumental for the temple’s popularity as Visa God.
Chilkur Balaji Temple is the only one temple in India that doesn’t accept any cash, doesn’t have a hundi, from the devotees, no inexperienced channel or privileges for VVIPs, and it fought and won the right to stay out of government management. the only alternative such temple is “Ramanuj Kot”, a temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
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History and legend of Chilkur Balaji Temple:
From the style, structure and look, it will be inferred that the temple was built half a millennium agone. Set in sylvan surroundings, Chilkur Balaji Temple attracts millions of pilgrims per annum and is a perfect place for sequestered retreat and meditation. It enjoyed in the past, nice days of eclat and glory.
The Chilkur Balaji Temple is one of the oldest in Hyderabad, having been engineered during the time of Akkanna and Madanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas. according to tradition, a devotee WHO used to visit Tirupati per annum couldn’t do so on one occasion because of serious pathological state. Lord Venkateshwara appeared in his dream and said, “I am right here in the jungle near . you don’t got to worry.”
The fan at once moved to the place indicated by the Lord in the dream and saw a hammock there, that he dug up. Accidentally, the axe struck Lord Balaji’s idol (covered by the molehill) below the chin and on the chest. astonishingly blood started flowing profusely from the “wounds”, flooding the bottom and turning it scarlet. The fan couldn’t believe his eyes. He couldn’t believe his ears once he detected a voice from the air saying, “Flood the knoll with cow’s milk.” once the fan did so, a Swayambhu idol of Lord Balaji among Sridevi and Bhoodevi (a rare combination) was found, and this idol was installed with the due rites and a temple built for it.
Sri Balaji Venkateshwara, the Pratyaksha Daiva in Kaliyuga, is therefore available at Chilkur to shower blessings on His devotees WHO for any reason are unable to go to Tirupati. several devout worshippers flock to the temple to receive the blessings of the Lord and his consorts throughout the year significantly during Poolangi, Annakota and Brahmothsavams.
With the earnest need to revive the former glory and importance of the temple, the idol of Ammavaru was installed in 1963, the year after the Sino-Indian War. once the unilateral withdrawal of Chinese troops, Ammavaru was given the name of Rajya Lakshmi, signifying this welcome event. The distinctive feature of this idol is that lotus flowers are command in 3 hands and the fourth hand is during a position towards the lotus feet that signifies the philosophy of Saranagathi.
The Chilkur Balaji Temple has been visited by nice Acharyas from time to time. A visit to the Chilkur Balaji Temple is a must for the Jeer of Sri Ahobila mutt whenever he visits the twin cities, and in the temple is installed the idol of the first Jeer. The Tilakayaths of Sri Vallabhacharya Sampradaya are frequently visiting the shrine. Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri mutt and his follower graced the efforts of the trustees in up the temple.
Visit ritual in Chilkur Balaji Temple
During a visit the devotee goes through the usual rituals of prayer, as well as 11 circumambulations of the inner shrine, and makes a vow. Once the want is fulfilled devotees then walk 108 times round the sanctum sanctorum. the bulk of desires by devotees arevisa connected, therefore Chilkur Balaji is also referred to as ‘Visa’ Balaji
The 11 circumambulations represent the key of creation — 11 suggests that “1 soul and one body” — uniting each with devotion and full determination to satisfy wish, dedicate on the lord; there’s no second, everything is god.
In the 108 circumambulations, one represents the Existence, Almighty, God (Paramathma, Balaji in the minds of the devotee), 0 represents Creation (Illusionary World, Jagath) and represents soma need to come to the present universe 8 months (Jivatma).
The intonation of following names of Lord Vishnu, immensely helps us in overcoming the obstacles in our lifestyle.
1. “Om Vashatkaaraaya Namaha” : for success in Business.
2. “Om Aksharaaya Namaha” : for success in Studies.
3. “Om Bhuthabhavanaya Namaha” : for good Health.
4. “Om Paramaathmane Namaha” : For self confidence.
Every fan needs to keep eyes open whereas doing darshan of God idol in the temple.
God is everything; God doesn’t need anything from devotees; God expects Devotion, Determination and Dedication from devotees. This temple has chance to surrender the on top of aspects with God.
How to Reach Chilkur Balaji Temple
The Chilkur Balaji Temple is located on the banks of Osmansagar Lake with serene geographical area with lush green trees and little rocks during a village known as as Chilkur.The Chilkur Balaji Temple is located at Chilkur in the Hyderabad district. it’s 14 kilometre away from Mehedipatnam. approximately 75,000 to 1,00,000 devotees visit during a week. generally temple gets heavy rush on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Bus service is available to Chilkur Balaji Temple from Mehedipatnam, Hyderabad with APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) bus bearing service number 288D each 15 minutes, with 40-minute drive through Langer House, Artillery Centre, Maisamma Temple, police academy. a few different services are available from APSRTC bus service. Double lane road from Mehdipatnam.