Monday, November 21, 2011

Tirupati Balaji Temple photos : richest pilgrimage and gold reserve temple of the world

Exclusive and rare original photo of the holy shrine of Balaji God at the temple
All the ornaments are made of high quality gold & diamonds including a heavy crown. The dresses are lined with gold chains.
The view of the Venkateshwara Gold temple at night
Day light view of the magnificent temple. Have a look at the 7 urns at the top
The Tirupati Balaji temple which lies on the Tirumala hill town of Tirupati lying in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India is one of the richest and biggest gold reserve centers of the world. The temple is so popular that thousands of people visit it just for a little glance of the god 'Venkatesh' who is also known as 'Balaji' who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Almost each and every devotee who visits this temple donates something to the temple in the form of cash, gold, diamonds, ornaments, jewellery, precious and valuable items in the temple 'hundi'. Thus there is a particular department of temple handling this and big machines are installed in the temple to collect and track donations from the devotees. 

Donating hair in Tirupati is considered as a goodwill and thus the place is one of the biggest suppliers of hair for cosmetic and other purposes. It is expected by experts the temple has such a vast collection of gold that if its gold comes in the market then the price of gold and silver will seriously thrash down! It is estimated that the annual gold offerings associated with the Tirupati Balaji temple are over 3000 Kg per year. In a current survey, the annual income of The Venkateshwara Temple was estimated to be around Rs 700 crore and this figure includes Rs 150 Crore made by selling the 'quick darshan' that VIP passes of entering the temple which gives a speedy entry to the shrine of Lord Balaji or Venkateshwara. Thus, making it the richest pilgrimage temple of all over the world.

 Apart from this the dome of the temple is majorly made up of Gold cover and 7 pure gold urns are established on the top of the two temple sub structures. The shrine of Lord Venkateshwara is daily decorated with gold and diamond studded clothes, ornaments and belt. Truly this Indian temple is one of the biggest and richest gold reserves of the world. Have a look at its photos to know about it's grandness.

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