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Tirupati, Chittoor

 

Tirupati, Chittoor

Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, a form of the Hindu deity Lord Vishnu, Tirupati is regarded as the richest Hindu temple in the world and is known for its remarkable Dravidian architecture. The temple is also located atop the Tirumala hill at an elevation of 853 meters above sea level.

Tirupati is a city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Its Sri Venkateswara Temple sits atop one of the the 7 peaks of Tirumala Hills, attracting scores of Hindu pilgrims. Sri Venkateswara National Park, home to the temple, also contains the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park with lions and primates. Nearby, next to a waterfall and cave believed to be sacred, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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