Being a Vaishnavaite, I have been to Tirumala Tirupati for many times to offer my prayers to God Sri Venkateswara there. In the past, I have written about my trips to Tirupati – Visit to Tirumala Tirupati temple (2013) & Sri Venkateswara Museum, Tirumala.
Here are some photos I took this evening in Tirumala Tirupati.
In the evenings behind the temple in Tirumala, there is a musical water fountain show
Most of the evenings, there is a procession of Uthsava Murthy of Lord Malayappa Swamy with elephants and music troupe in the front
Procession of Goddess Sridevi, Lord Malayappa Swamy and Goddess Bhudevi
There are a sea of devotees always in Tirumala – though there are plenty of guesthouses (free and paid), many devotees still prefer (or can only afford) to sleep for the night on the open areas around the temple
View of Temple Gopura from the hill top opposite, near the Jeeyar Swamy Mutt
A view of a shopping area – Every pilgrimage is an occasion to shop as well for Indians and Tirumala is no exception
Shops in Tirumala sell clothes, paintings showing the God and Goddess, Model idols and other items
The stage where music and dance performances happen every day which are broadcast on TTD TV
One of the many queue complexes around Tirumala
The holy temple pond – Swami Pushkarini
Sri Varahaswamy Temple or Bhu Varahaswamy Temple, Tirumala