Lord Venkateswara

  • 5000 TTD staff stage peace rally for integrated Andhra Pradesh August 30, 2013

    About 5000 employees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which manages the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara, on Friday, went on mass leave and took out a rally demanding reversal of Centre s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh. With a view not to inconvenience the pilgrims,the staff attending day shift at the hill...
  • Watch with Hindu god Venkateswara image costs Rs 27 lakh February 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: Swiss luxury watchmaker Century Times on Thursday unveiled a limited edition of wrist watches with lord Venkateswara's image engraved on them, each costing a staggering Rs 27 lakh. Company officials said only 333 pieces, studded with precious gems, rubies, emeralds and diamonds, are available. Every piece of the limited edition...
  • Snapshot: Sachin Tendulkar visits Tirupati February 4, 2013

    Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar with TTD Chairman Bapiraju at the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala in Tirupati on February 2, 2013 morning. PTI Photo. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar worships at Lord Venkateswara temple February 2, 2013

    Tirupati: Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara here in the wee hours on February 2. Tendulkar arrived on a 10-hour maiden pilgrimage on the hills at midnight. He offered worship in the traditional manner, wearing a white dhoti and...
  • ISRO chief prays for success of PSLV-C21 launch September 7, 2012

    Tirupati: Ahead of India's landmark 100th space mission, ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishanan on Friday offered worship at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara near Tirupati praying for its successful launch. Radhakrishanan is a frequent visitor to the over 2000-year-old shrine before every mission, temple sources said. The mission, in which a 720-kg...
  • Rajinikanth offers prayer at Balaji temple October 20, 2011

    Tirupati: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who is on a thanks giving visit after recovering from ailment recently, offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Thursday. Rajinikanth, an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara, was accompanied by his wife Latha, daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya and sons-in-law Danush and...
  • Darshan on wheels at world's richest temple May 12, 2011

    Bangalore: A freewheeling darshan - that's what a Bangalore company is promising pilgrims at the famed Tirupati temple in a few months from now. No, it doesn't mean an end to the long queues at the temple that sees about 70,000 pilgrims per day but it'll at least mean a...
  • Tirupati: Gold plating of richest temple shelved May 10, 2011

    New Delhi: Tirumala Tirupati Devesthanam (TTD) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it has shelved the controversial decision on gold plating of the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati, the world's richest temple. The decision to reconsider the move was taken in deference to the sentiments...
  • Thousands witness celestial wedding June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: More than 50,000 devotees witnessed the celestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara with Goddess Padmavathi in Madurai on Saturday. The wedding had been jointly organised by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) and the Mookambika Educational Trust at the Tamukkam grounds in the city. About 200 bhattars from the TTD —...