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Chilkur Balaji Temple


Chilkur Balaji Temple is located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Hyderabad. The temple is dedicated to Sri Balaji Venkateshwara. The architectural style of the temple suggests that it was constructed half a millennium ago.

The peaceful ambiance of the temple brings the people to this place. They often admire it as a suitable place for meditation.

The Chilkur Balaji Temple of Hyderabad is one of the most ancient temple in Telengana, which was built during the days of Akkanna and Madanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas. In this temple the deity is a Swayambhu idol of Lord Balaji accompanied by Sridevi and Bhoodevi.

Sri Balaji Venkateshwara, enshrining the Chilkur Balaji Temple is believed to shower his blessings on all the devotees who are incapable of visiting Tirupati. People visit this holy place throughout the year especially during the Poolangi, Annakota and Brahmothsavams.

The devotees had a keen wish to re-establish the grandeur and importance of the temple, so they founded the idol of Ammavaru in 1963 in this Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad. Ammavaru was later named as Rajya Lakshmi. The notable characteristic of this image is the possession of lotus flower in her three hands and the fourth hand lies in a position pointing towards the lotus feet. This indicates the doctrine of Saranagathi.

The great Acharyas have come to the Chilkur Balaji Temple at Hyderabad from time and on. The Tilakayaths of Sri Vallabhacharya Sampradaya come to this place regularly.

So it goes without saying that the Chilkur Balaji Temple is of great religious as well as historical significance. Go there and be blessed with eternal love and faith.

Last Updated on 16 July 2013