Legend has it that anyone visiting this temple will be cleansed of all their sins. Since my childhood we have visited this temple once every few years and the last time I had visited here was in 2007,
Learn about the temple at the website of the temple : http://www.tirumala.org/maintemple_about.htm
The Wikipedia page of the Tirumala Venkateshwara temple provides a interesting read.
Some points of interest from the wikipedia page:
- Most visited temple with over 30-40 million visitors a year
- Second richest pilgrimage center in the world ( just moved to 2nd place after the discovery of wealth at Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala)
- Origins almost 300 BC
Here are a few pictures from the scenes during the climb and feel free to ask me any questions on this temple and the pilgrimage.