The following rare old photographs show how Tirupati and Tirumala looked before the temple became rich and famous. You can see from the pictures that in those days it was a peaceful place without huge queues and crowds.
Today over 40 million people visit the temple each year, and you can expect to wait up to 5 hours in the queue before having darshana of the main Balaji deity for a few moments. In ancient literature, Tirupati is mentioned as Aadhi Varaha Kshetra. The Puranas associate the area with Lord Varaha, one of the Dashavataras of Lord Vishnu. Venkatadri is believed to be a part of Mount Meru, which was brought to the earth from Vishnu’s abode of Vaikunta by his mount Garuda. The seven peaks represent the seven heads of Adisesha. Tirumala is also one of the 108 divya desams.
Thanks for these rare pictures.
thankyou for this rare archival treat I prefer the old to me it has a substance a true rich substance.
Nice to see these pics. These appears more connected to spirituality than the current temple.
This is very good. What year were these pictures taken?
Om namo narayana om namo bagavate vasudevaya
Old is always Gold. It enhances the spirituality.
Govindha Hari Govindha Gokula Nandana Govindha !
Om Namo Venkateshaya !
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya !
Om Namo Narayanaya !
Om Nama Shivaya !
Excellent collection. May Lord Balaji bless you.
Beautiful photographs. They seem to be more than 75 years old. When were these pictures taken actually?
Thanks for sharing these rare pictures
What a divine share . This could be 197-48 as the bus & the Ghat road suggests
It was that year the Ghat road was constructed . Without any doubt sanctity
is at its best when the originality is there . However when millions arrive
( This photo was taken when we were 40 crores population , to day we are
120 crores ) One has to cater to such huge crowd & modernisation
like elsewhere takes place in Temples as well . Million thanks for posting
these rare pictures as there would be less than 25 million living today who were
blessed to see this live
Om namo narayana om namo bagavate vasudevaya.
We are indected to the person who made these photographs available to us for viewing. They are very rare.
Thanks for sharing these old photographs. 15th photo does not seem to be from
May Thiruvenkatamudayan bless you.
How peaceful the paths were in those days.Beautiful pics.Thanks a lot.
Thanks ,In which year these photographs were taken ?
Thank you very much for posting these rare pictures. Ohm Namo Narayana..
_/_ Great…. AUM NAMO NARAYANAYA
Thank you for sharing this
Beautiful treasure.Thank you for sharing us.You are doing a wonderful service to mankind.
The phenomenal growth of Tirumala , indicates the deepening faith in Lord Venkateswara . It is the Vatican of India today.
Simultaneously there should be a paper in Strategic Management and Marketing on Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam in leading business schools of India .
SIR YOU ARE GREAT
CULTURAL RELIGIOUS HERITAGE TO PRESERVED AND SHARED
THEY ARE REAL DEVOTEES
THEY VISITED OUT OF DEVOTION
AT PRESENT WE VISIT TEMPLES OUT OF FEAR
Govina Hari Govinda Gokul nanada Govinda venu Gopal Govinda Harris Hari Hari !
It is Amazing, The People during the construction of the Temple should have been very Holy and Bhakti. With all this Modern Technology Today, We are un able to maintain many Old Temples for Our coming generations.
Bagavan should guide us at least to maintain our Faith. AUM TAT SAT.
Om Namo venkatesaya
Frankly speaking, I expect, when those days will come again( I may be wrong in thinking like this, )as I have got vexed with the travails of TIRUPATHI trip and the loss of peace and serenity, sacred feelings and what- not– connected with Tirupathi trip.
You have really taken us to the old period. Thanks a lot and May Lord Venkateswara blesses will always be there to you. Om Namo Venkatesaya..
There are hundreds of Perumal temples all over Tamilnadu languishing for want of contributions from devotees. It is strange and amusing that ‘devotees’ ignore the Perumal so close to their backyard. More strange than anything else is the phenomenon of the ‘devotees’ forgetting the fact that Srirangam in Tamilnadu is, according to the true Vaishnavites, is the heart of the universe!
SERVICE TO PEOPLE IS SERVICE TO THE GOD. I DO APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS OF SPIRITUAL PHOTOS AND CONTENTS. EXCELLENT ARTICLE THIS ONE. OM NAMA NARAYANA!
thanks for sharing
A Real Feast for the eyes and the divine pleasure which the above pictures have given is something unforgettable. The picture are priceless and deserve to be preserved.
Thank you very much. A great treasure. Old thoughts of Tirumala was flowing in my mind. I have gone back to early sixties.
bringing me the nostalgic feelings. i might have gone there when these were there like what is shown here.
i feel as the kali advances srivari bhogam also advances
thondaman chakravarthi constructed the temple
shila sasanams says parikshth maharaj has constructed the compond wall etc
god resides in the vimanam
great pictures of real temple existing below the golden plates
the real vimanam structer laying below the golden plates is really wonderful
feeling as if i am near to the lord
May Lord bless you for making the viewers fortunate to witness greatest collections
Sir Thank you very much. May lord venkateshwara bless you.
Thanks for sharing such an album. I brought back memories when I first visited TT Devasthanams in 1958,
Hare Krishna! Thank you for sharing this nice photos.
Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya!
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Excellent… blessed to view this…
Thank you for posting the photographs which as more of spritual essence. It gives a great nostalgic feeling, the simplicity of the photos tell the story of a old era.
thanks once again.
This one of the best photos, one should remember those days and recollecting golden days.
Thank you for sharing these nice photos.
Good pictures. Thank you.
good to see such photos.
I FEEL BLESSED.
yes. I feel I too blessed to see such a rare pictures. may god bless you.
What a transformation !!!! Think of TIRUMALA , it is definitely an ordeal to have darshan. Can we get back the olden ( golden) days? The temple has wealth. But it is almost impossible to have a peaceful darshan of LORD. Still what a vibration you get? No where else you can get.
Old memories and old photographs are rare and always give joy to the mind. Too much of hype has led to the over-crowding of the temple today.
Lovely photos. Thanks.
I had the privelege of visiting the holy temple at that time number of times and prostrate before the god without beeing pushinng and pulling
Feast for both NETRA and ATMAN SUKHA. Thank you very much indeed.
Great pictures to view 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
wonderful pictures..no words can explain…real treasures.
Hare srivasa!! namo namo
really divine share that most of the younger generations know the value of bakthi anf our old heritage
nice work sir govinda namo narayana
good darshan of tirumala and tirupati
thanks for posting these pictures. I vividly recall our annual visits to Tirumalai back from late 1940s. I vividly remember trekking up the hills twice., bathing early mornings in Pushkarani pond. and having hot lunches at a Brahmin’s Choultry. I am now 70 years old and I seek His “Krupe” everyday.
The air of tranquility at this “Sanctum Sanctorum” that once was there then, has vanished today only to be replaced by today’s commercialization.
Koti Namaskaram for sharing these divine photos!
Excellent photos. Great feeling. these photos took us back in time.
Lord Venkateswara’s blessings are with you for sharing these.
Aum Namo Narayana.
Thank you Very much for the photos. These will take us back to divinity and close to Almight.
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful Thirupathi Thirumala Edukondala Swamy information, may god bless u with all happiness.
Aum Namo Narayana
It is God given gift for these naked eyes to understand the value of anceint art.
pl upload such old rare photos of tirumala and other temples
Priceless photographs!! I have gone on pilgrimage to Tirupati in late seventies before commercialisation truly set in!! That experience was out of the world; alas, we do not get the same reverberating spiritual experiences nowadays. But koti namaskarams for sharing this treasure trove!!
Very very thanks for sharing these beutiful memorable photos to us thank u thanku
rare pictures, most important articals. thanks.
Thank You very much.
These pictures give good calmness.
Thank you the most valuable archival pics thank you so much , i feel very happy very exciting, Om namo venkateshaya !!!!!!!
A V V SUBRAHMANYAM, HYDERABAD
JULY 2, 2016 AT 3.50 P.M.
OM NAMO VENKATESAYA, GOVINDA GOVINDA GOVINDA
VERY GOOD THANKS
OM NAMO NARAYANIYA HOW MANY GENERATIONS WE FAR FROM STILL NARAYANA LIVES IN OUR HEARTS
Dear sir I’m. Abu I like . kindly . how old temple details .
THANKS FOR THE REAL TREASURE BROUGHT TO US . OM NAMO VENKETESHYA.
When i use to visit Thirumala during 90s it has the divinity, the chill climate even during the summer season. But now every thing has been changed. No old monuments like Thousand pillar mantap, rooms before the main temple. Now the temple looks like a commercial places. Seeing the above old pictures i feel very much pleased. These pictures are only available in the museum but i think not thim many. Great collection and a good archeological treat for people who value the old monuments.
Once again great work keep it up.
Thanks a lot
wonderful photographs, god bless you.
Wonderful pictures of tirumala where it seems to be the God residing indeed. Very thanks to the person who posted them for us
Dhanyosmi, Dhanyosmi, Dhanyosmi
Am overwelhmed to see these photographs
Om Namo Venkatesaya! Om Namo Venkatesaya! Om Namo Venkatesaya!