Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sharing: TIRUPATI BALAJI ARRIVES IN SION


The Sanctorum

December 1, 2011 saw the inauguration of the TTD (Tirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam) Temple at Sion West. A murthi of Sri Balaji has been erected in the ground floor of a building directly behind Vittal Mandir that is on the Sion-Panvel Highway. The murthi has been brought all the way from Tirupati and has been created exactly like the moolavar (main idol) at Tirupati Mandir.


Venkat had read the news in the papers that TTD was opening a branch near Sion Circle on December 1. He went looking for the office yesterday and discovered this temple.

The crowd entering the temple immediately after aarti
I was absolutely thrilled when Venkat came home yesterday to tell me that TTD has established a temple of Sri Balaji at Sion.

Garudan directly opposite The Lord
Today, both of us went there for Sri Balaji’s Darshan. I am so happy that the Lord has come down to live in our area and will be accessible so easily.

Another view from outside
They have an office where one can book e-Dharshan to visit the original Venkateswara at Tirupati. Booking needs to be done from 3 to 6 days in advance, depending on the crowd at that point in time.

Lord Venkateswara & Padmavathi Thayar at my nephew's wedding
I don’t know when I am going to get a chance to go to Tirupati. In the meanwhile, this temple is absolutely gorgeous and thankfully the temple will not be too crowded and I can visit as often as I please.

A picture of Lord Balaji at Vasanth Bhavan, a restaurant at Chennai
While they told me that I could not take pictures, I had already clicked a few. Thank you, Lord Venkateswara, for those clicks.

Temple Timings:

Aarti – 6 am to 6.15 am (curtain closed)
Darshan – 6.15 am to 11.30 am
(The temple remains closed from 11.30 am to 4 pm)
Darshan – 4 pm to 6 pm
Aarti & Prasad – 6 pm to 6.30 pm (curtain closed)
Darshan – 6.30 pm to 9 pm

The Address:

TTD Information Centre,
E-Seva and Prayer Hall,
No. 67, Jayant House,
Behind Vittal Mandir,
Near Sion Circle,
Sion (West),
Mumbai – 400022
Phone no.: 022-24011144

Timings for Booking Darshan at Tirupati


93 comments:

  1. Superb Sundari ! Thanks for posting this ! Im not a regular temple goer but the Vithal Mandir is a favourite spot, so this Tirupati temple will be a must visit for me now :D
    Will do that soon when I get time ;) Let u know when im doing that :D

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  2. Nice post Sundari! Very useful info and i love the way you present it :))

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  3. Very nice post and all details are very nicely mentioned Thanks for the same .
    jogendra thakker

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  4. Thanks for the early pics and information which will be useful to many devotees....Anil Nagpal

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  5. Thanks for the early pics and information which will be useful to many devotees....Anil Nagpal

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  6. Thanks for the early pics and information which will be useful to many devotees....Anil Nagpal

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  7. @Anil Nagpal
    I thought so too. I visit the temple almost everyday. So glad that Lord Venkateswara has decided to live in the neighbourhood :)

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  8. Awesome post, its wonderful pictures and gerat information about tirupati darshan timings.Thanks for information. Each and every Hindu should visit tirupathi, at least once in his or her life. Once you reach tirupathi visit “Grand World” for accomadation with all the facilities, it is a 3 star hotel in tirupati. hotels at tirupathi

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    1. Thank you for your comment.
      The timings mentioned are for the darshan at the Balaji Temple that is in Sion, Mumbai and not for Tirupati.

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  9. I had been to this Temple and it is really like Tirumala God. Can we get the telephone number of this TTD Centre at Sion for easy communication. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

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    1. Hello Lalitha,
      thanks for stopping by my blog and posting a comment too. Will try to get the phone number and will revert as soon as I can.

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  10. so when will temple going to be open ? i am very exicted after reading dis news in newspaper on 3rd december .

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    1. The temple was opened on December 1, 2011. I have taken these pictures after that. I have also mentioned the timings. You can visit accordingly

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  11. Nice informations with great photo.its really a nice blog.thanks for this great effort to make it.

    Thanks.
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  12. Thanks for posting....its really helpful :)

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    1. You are welcome and thank you for the comment

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  13. Every year i go to tirupati & it was difficult to book the rooms & for darshan figure prints but after opening this temple it is very helpful
    Thank You
    Rupali Kosireddy

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    1. You are welcome Rupali! and thank you for the comment :)

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  14. plz tell me tirupati dharshan booking where is in dombivali

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    1. Phone no.: 022-24011144
      This is the Sion Booking Office contact number. I am sure they will be able to help you

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  15. plz tell me tirupati dharshan booking where is in dombivali

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  16. The information posted by you in simply great and very useful.

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  17. Excellent information with details. I am trying to locate in the google map and could not find this location. Can you pls. identify near by landmark/street/road name. It will be more helpful if the location map is furnished in the blog.

    Thanks.

    Ravikumar

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    1. Hello Ravikumar!
      Thank you for the comment.
      This is located between Sion Circle and Sion Hospital in Sion West. Will try to add a map. I will need to learn how to do that. Thank you for the suggestion :)
      Although, I have given the whole address and telephone number. It is also mentioned that it is behind Vithal Mandir which is plop on the highway. You cannot miss it.

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  18. Dear Sundari Venkatraman,

    Thanks for Virtual Darshan of Shri Venketesh,
    I tried calling on the no. given in 1 of your post. Its not working since long. I am planning to visit Lord Venketesha next week & wanna try for special darshan. I heard from someone that you can get the tickets 1 day before the darshan date. If you know about this, please let me know. I will be very grateful to you. My contact details are 9869825282 & mail id is gauravhatalkar@gmail.com. Awaiting to hear from you.

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    1. This temple has been constructed by TTD and they are organising special darshans at Tirupati. You have to book the darshan from the office here, they will take your fingerprints, etc and give you a date and time for the same.

      Then you book your trip and reach Tirupati at that time and with the receipt they issue you. You get to see Lord Balaji without waiting too long. I believe the maximum waiting time is some 3 hours or so.

      I have given the address of the Sion temple and also the timing. I think the office is closed on Tuesdays as they work over the weekend. Why don't you visit the place and find out more?

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  19. Hey its really very nice thing. thanks for posting... Tirupati is really an amazing place, Awesome post about tirupati online booking and accommodation services.…!!

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  20. It is compulsory to book 60 days in advance tirupati darshan ticket.plz rlpy fast.

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    1. Hello,
      I am not an agent for this temple. I am just a blogger who has brought together as much information as possible.
      If you are keen on taking a darshan, why don't you go to the office and Sion and find out yourself?

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  22. Dear sir/ madam I wnat to book ticket for darshan on 11-7-2012. When I will have to come here for booking

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  23. Dear sir/ madam I wnat to book ticket for darshan on 11-7-2012. When I will have to come here for booking

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    1. Hello Mr. Jha,
      thank you for stopping by my blog
      Please understand that this is a personal blog and I have brought together all this information out of interest and no personal gain. I have given you an address and a telephone number. You will need to contact them and find out the details yourself. I am not their agent.
      thank you and regards,
      Sundari Venkatraman

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