Fecilities In Tirumla


  • Facilities for Pilgrims walking up the Hills In Tirumala

    Many pilgrims walk up the hills as a part of their vow to the Lord.The T.T.D. have provided the following facilities to them.

    • Transportation of luggage free of charge to Tirumala.The pilgrims can deposit their luggage at any of the choultries in Tirupati, or at the toll gate at Alipiri, against a token and take delivery of the luggage at the central reception office counter at Tirumala.
    • Provision for cooking at Galigopuram, Chittiyekkudu, Mamanduru Mitta, Narasimhaswami temple, Mokallamitta and other places. Availability of drinking water all along the foot-path.
    • Facility of canteen run under hygienic conditions by the voluntary organisation "ISKCON" at Mamanduru Mitta (Seventh mile). Availability of toilets.
    • Provision of sunshade at important points for taking rest. Arrangements for patrol by Security guards, Gurkhas and Police all along the road through out day and night to prevent unwary pilgrims from being cheated or robbed by unscrupulous elements.
    • Relay of religious programmes through local broadcasting system.
  • Pilgrims in the Queue Halls In Tirumala

    The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams have 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 available to the pilgrims so that their waiting in the queue halls is not tedious.
    • Hygienic, airy, large queue halls provided with overhead fans.
    • Catering inside the halls by Coffee Board.
    • Sale of food packets at reasonable prices.
    • Sale of pure milk by the Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Corporation.
    • Medical first aid.
    • The Telecom Department has permitted license for operating STD/ISTD calls round the clock for the convenience of the pilgrim devotees/VIPs in different places at Tirumala which will be more convenient to contact their family members (with subsidized cost in between 7 p.m and 10 p.m and beyond 10 p.m ).
    • The T.T.D. has provided 4 big marriage halls with modern cooking facilities like gas oven etc, called Srinivasa Kalyana Mandapam, Tiruchanoor Road,Tirupati with moderate service charges.The allotment would be 3 p.m to 3 p.m.This type of Kalyanamandapams is more costlier in cities like Madras, Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Bangalore.
    • Further, three more Kalyana Mandapams are under construction, opposite to Srinivasa Kalyana Mandapam called Padmavathi Kalyana Mandapam with the same facilities that are provided in Srinivasa Kalyana Mandapam.
    • Sale of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams pictures and other publications.
    • Toilet facilities even in the queue halls.
    • Closed Circuit T.V. programmes.
    • Relay of devotional programmes, music etc.
    • Cloakroom facilities near Vaikuntam Queue complex so that pilgrims need not have to carry the luggage with them all along the queue.
    • Facilities to deposit chappals at the entrance to the queue halls.
    • An officer posted at the entrance to the temple (Mahadvaram) to prevent malpractice by dalalis, touts etc and to receive and to attend to complaints.
    • An officer to look after the comforts and facilities of the pilgrims in the Vaikuntam Queue Complex.
  • Free Buses In Tirumala And Tirupati

    Tirupati

    TTD runs free buses from the Tirupati Railway station to Alipiri, with a frequency of 30 minutes. Pilgrims who intend to walk up the hills to Tirumala can use these buses.

    1.Railway Station To Alipiri
    2.Railway Station To Srivari Mettu.

    Tirumala

    Free bus services, that pass through cottages, choultries, temples and other places in Tirumala, are provided at prescribed timings.
  • Free Medical Aid In Tirumala

    Hospitals & First Aid Centers In Tirumala

    Name of Hospital /Dispensary Location Working Hours Landmarks
    Aswini Hospital Padmavati Nagar, Tirumala 24 Hours Near Padmavathi GH Reception
    VQC-I Dispensary Beside Temple 24 Hours Ground floor of VQC-I
    VQC-II Dispensary Opp. Museum 24 Hours First floor of VQC-II
    Employees Dispensary SV Elementary School 9am to 12pm; 4pm to 6pm, During Holidays: 9am to 11.30 a.m. Near KTBGH, Tirumala


    First Aid Centers In Tirumala

    Name of First Aid Center Location Working Hours
    First Aid Center-I Inside Srivaari temple, Tirumala 24 Hours
    First Aid Center-II VQC – I & II, Tirumala 24 Hours
    First Aid Center-III Main Kalyana Katta, Tirumala 24 Hours
    First Aid Center-IV PAC – I, Tirumala 24 Hours
    First Aid Center-V Galigopuram(Alipiri Foot Path) 24 Hours
  • Tonsuring In Tirumala

    • The place where pilgrims fulfil their vow of tonsure is called Kalyana Katta. Over 500 barbers, operating in three batches round the clock, are available at Kalyana Katta, to perform tonsure.
    • To reduce the waiting time for tonsure during the peak season, over 100 additional barbers are engaged.
    • The building is equipped with two big tonsure halls and two side balcony tonsure halls with platforms to seat both the pilgrim and the barber. There are four waiting compartments and a well-organised queue system.
    • Tonsure done free of cost at Kalyana Katta.
    • Antiseptics are mixed with water and applied to the head before tonsuring to prevent skin-related and other diseases.
    • Bathrooms, with geysers for hot water, are provided for the pilgrims who have their heads tonsured.
    • A computerised system is in place to issue tokens for tonsure
    • There are 16 mini Kalyana Kattas at important places in Tirumala which function from 6 am to 6 pm everyday, to perform tonsure for pilgrims staying in cottages and guesthouses. The fee charged at these locations is Rs. 10/- per head.
    • The places at which mini Kalyana Kattas are located are: Sri Venkateswara Guest House, N.G.G.H, Sri Varahaswami Guest House, Ram Bagicha Guest House (RBGH)-I, RBGH-II, RBGH-III, SPTC, MBC, TBC, SMC, ANC, HVC, Sri Padmavathi Guest House, Mysore Choultry, Sapthagiri Satramulu and Ist N.C.


    Tonsure Halls In Tirumala

    Name of The Tonsure Center Location Timings
    Kalyana Katta Opp. to annadanam Complex
    24 hrs
    PAC-I, KalyanaKatta Opp. to Cetral Bus stand Tirumala
    24 hrs
    PAC-II, KalyanaKatta Opp. to Cetral Bus stand Tirumala
    24 hrs
    PAC-II, KalyanaKatta Opp. to Cetral Bus stand Tirumala
    24 hrs
    Anjanadri Kalyanakatta Subenquiry of respective cottages
    24 hrs
    Sapthagiri Guest House Kalyankatta Subenquiry of respective cottages
    24 hrs
    Varahaswami-I kalyanakatta Subenquiry of respective cottages
    24 hrs
    Hill View Cottage Kalyanakatta (H.V.C)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    T.B.C Kalyanakatta (T.B.C)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    S.M.C Kalyanakatta (S.M.C)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    Panchajanyam Kalyanakatta Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    M.B.C Kalyanakatta (M.B.C)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    N.G.G.H Kalyanakatta (N.G.G.H)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    Kowsthabam Kalyanakatta Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    R.B.G.H Kalyanakatta (R.B.G.H)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    S.V.G.H Kalyanakatta (S.V.G.H)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
    Sri Padmavathi Guest House Kalyana Katta (S.P.G.H)Subenquiry of respective cottages 6 A.M To 6 P.M
  • Free Meals Facility In Tirumala

    The salutary free meals provided to the devotees of Balaji in the TTD Canteen Complex from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Continuously free meals coupons distributed inside the temple after worshiping of God Venketshwar.
  • Automobile Clinic In Tirumala

    In case your vehicle breakdowns on the ghat road then passengers can contact the Toll gates either at Tirupati or at Tirumala. For repairing of vehicle a mobile van with mechanics come as soon as possible. Its charges are depends on case.
  • Laddu Counters In Tirumala

    In case your vehicle breakdowns on the ghat road then passengers can contact the Toll gates either at Tirupati or at Tirumala. For repairing of vehicle a mobile van with mechanics come as soon as possible. Its charges are depends on case.
    • * These counters are located in a complex behind Pushkarini.
    • * Two free laddus are given to every pilgrim having darshan under Divya, Sudarshan, Seegra, Break darshan on production of darshan ticket.
    • * Pilgrims going through Free/Sarva darshan, Special darshan for physically handicapped, Sr. citizens and parents with infants can buy two Laddus per pilgrim on submission of laddu token.
    • * Extra Laddus- A maximum of 4 laddus per pilgrim @ Rs.100/- can be purchased.
  • Srivari Seva In Tirumala

    VOLUNTARY SERVICE TO THE LORD OF SRINIVASA

    The salutary free meals provided to the devotees of Balaji in the TTD Canteen Complex from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Continuously free meals coupons distributed inside the temple after worshiping of God Venketshwar.
    • Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, is visited by millions of ardent devotees every year. With a view to render better service to these pilgrims who come from far-flung parts of the country, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has launched ‘Sri Vari Seva’.

    • The Seva provides a unique opportunity to the devotees to serve fellow pilgrims and participate in devout service aimed at inculcating a sense of fellow-feeling and a spirit of service. According to the scriptures, the divine grace can be attained not only by worshipping the Lord in the sanctum sanctorum but also by serving His devotees. Thus, the ‘Srivari Seva’ ensures the added benefit of serving Lord Srinivasa through selfless service to His devotees.
    • Under the seva, pilgrims can offer their voluntary service in the following areas:
    • 1. Annadanam
    • 2. Queue Lines
    • 3. Kalyana Katta
    • 4. Gardens
    • 5. Laddu Counters
    • 6. Vaikuntam Queue Complexes
    • 7. Free Bus
    • 8. Pilgrims Amenities Complexes
    • 9. Information Centres
    • 10. Vigilance
    • 11. Health
    • 12. Central Reception Office (CRO)
    • 13. Srivari Thirunamam
    • 14. Bus Stops
    • 15. Pushkarini
  • Kalyanamasthu Trust In Tirumala

    • The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has undertaken various social and welfare activities in fulfillment of its motto of “serving the Lord by serving humanity”. For undertaking the performance of marriages on mass scale, the TTD has created Kalyanamasthu Trust in the month March, 2007 with following objects.
    • To take all necessary steps through any and all possible means, methods and processes for inculcating, propagating, disseminating, and promoting social discipline and moral values among the people of India, in particular in younger generation and to instill in them faith in the values and moral that has been back bone of the tradition and culture of our nation from times immemorial.
    • To undertake or assist in an appropriate manner, the performance of marriages by providing the essential material inputs and he support for the eligible and needy persons, on mass scale, at one or more places and from time to time, in accordance with the essential marriage rites as practiced according to the Customs of a region over the ages, at a simple and unostentatious traditional ceremony, with the sole objective of bringing the bride and bridegroom together so as to have an avowed commitment o led a life thereafter based on the principles of mutual love, respect, traditional family and social values, and harmonious co-existence.
    • To cooperate, to associate with, to take assistance and to assist in any manner considered appropriate to any individual or groups of individuals, institutions or bodies that in the perception of the trust, carry on any activities in harmony with the objects of the Trust.
    • To take any other steps and make any necessary efforts are considered appropriate from time to time for the attainment of the aforesaid objects.
  • Do's & Dont's Activites In Tirumala

    DO's Activites In Tirumla

    • * Do Obeisance to your Ishta or Kula Daivam before you start for Tirumala.. (a concept in Hindu Culture )
    • * Do book your travel & accommodation at Tirumala in advance.
    • * Do bath in the Pushkarani and worship Varahaswamy in his Temple
    • * Do bath & wear clean clothes before you enter the shrine.
    • * Do concentrate on Lord Venkateswara inside the Temple.
    • * Do observe absolute silence and recite Om Sri Venkatesayanamaha
    • * Do bath in the Papavinasanam & Akasa Ganga Theerthams near Tirumala.
    • * Do respect ancient customs and usage's while at Tirumala.
    • * Do deposit your offerings in the Hundi only.
    • * Do contact any of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Enquiry officer for information regarding the temple and your worship there.
    DONT's Activites In Tirumla

    • * Don't approach touts and dalalis for quick darshan.
    • * Don't wear foot wear in and around the premises of the temple.
    • * Don't buy spurious parsadams from sweet vendors.
    • * Don't smoke when you are in the sacred hills
    • * Don't prostrate(Satsanga Danda Pranamam) inside the temple.
    • * Don't approach strangers for accommodation.
    • * Don't consume liquor or other intoxicants.
    • * Don't eat non-veg food.
    • * Don't carry much jewelry or cash with you.
    • * Don't spit or commit nuisance in the premises of the temple.
    • * Don't come to Tirumala for any purpose other than worshipping.
    • * Don't rush in for Darshan but take your chance in the queue.
    • * Don't enter the temple.If, according to custom or usage, you are prohibited to enter.
  • ABOUT SVBC In Tirumala

    The main objective of the Channel is to enable every devotee in the world to see every minute detail of every Seva / Pooja / live within and outside the temple from their homes through TATA SKY/Airtel / Reliance DTH/ DISH TV/DD Direct Plus/SUN DIRECT/Internet and 216 Major Cable Operators across Andhra Pradesh, in every part of the world. Otherwise, millions of devotees in India and across the world are unable to visit Tirumala and Tirupati to participate in all the Sevas and Poojas both inside and outside the Sanctum Sanctorium. The Channel also wishes to promote scientific research in the fields of Vedas, Yagnas, Puranas and the ancient Hindu scriptures so as to disseminate that rich Heritage, Culture, Spirituality, our hoary past and indeed our way of life itself.

    Live Telecast Programs Daily

    SL.No Name Of The Programee Timeings
    01 Kalyanotsavam 12.00 Pm to 01.00 Pm
    02 Dolotsavam 01.50 pm to 02.30 Pm
    03 Arjita Brahmotsavam 03.00 pm to 03.30 Pm
    04 Arjita Brahmotsavam 03.00 pm to 03.30 Pm
The above information has been sourced from TTD.