Bashyakara Sannidhi in Tirumala
Yesterday I had gone to Tirumala Tirupati to offer my prayers to Lord Venkateswara. While driving uphill, nearly 3/4th of the way up on the right-hand side in a hairpin bend you can spot a signboard saying “Bashyakara Sannidhi”. Stopping your vehicle here and walking about 15-20 steps up you will see the Sanidhi for Udayavar a.k.a Sri Ramanujar.
The small temple here is on the walking path from plains to temple, at Step No.3260 in a place known as முழங்கால் முடிச்சு (Muzhankal Mudichu, knot below your knee and above angle) signifying the climb in this stretch is painful. It is said Sri Ramanujar rested here before he climbed up to Tirumala.
Sri Ramanujar is a Vaishnavite Acharya who is known for his reformist, was born in Sriperumbudur and is credited with the design of daily rituals performed in Tirumala Tirupati sanctum-sanctorum till date.