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Chandanagar, Chilkur, Hyderabad, Telengana 501504, India
entry fee
No entry fee
All days of the week
5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
visit duration
2 to 3 hours

how to reach chilkur balaji temple

Hidden amidst lush greeneries, finding this temple may be a tad tedious. Just reach the Chilkur village and ask the locals for further directions. The place is well-connected and once you reach the destination you can see many other places too. This is a must visit place for all. Do travel safely and enjoy your time in Telengana!

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about chilkur balaji temple

Present on the banks of the Osman Sagar, Chilkur Balaji Temple is one of the most ancient Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Balaji. The unique features of this temple is that it does not accept any money from the devotees, there are no special access given to VIPs and is not under the government control. Though there are not many scriptures present about this temple, the architecture of the temple suggests that it was built almost 500 years ago. Located in idyllic surroundings, the temple acts as a sequestered retreat and attracts a lot of devotees who come to find peace and quietude. The temple sees more devotees especially during the auspicious days of Annakota, Poolangi and Brahmothsavams. Legend says that on a certain devotee's inability to fulfil his annual visit to Tirupati, Lord Venkateshwara himself appeared in his dreams and hinted at a nearby jungle where the devotee could find him.
On reaching the designated spot the devotee found a molehill and started digging. Accidentally the axe struck the idol twice, and copious amounts of blood started flowing on the ground. A voice instructed the horrified devotee to flood the place with cow's milk, accomplishing which led to the emergence of a rare Swayambhu idol of the Lord with Bhoodevi and Shridevi. This idol was installed with all the rites and rituals and the Chilkur Balaji Temple was built around it. Interestingly the deity is also referred to as the 'Visa' God since most of the prayers inside the temple are Visa-related. Usually devotees perform the ritualistic prayers and circumambulate the inner shrine 11 times while praying for a wish. Once the wish is fulfilled they come back and walk around the holy shrine 108 times offering a prayer of thanks.

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Chilkur Balaji Temple traveller reviews

15 Chilkur Balaji Temple reviews
Dinesh Human
Dinesh Human
Good to go
May 06 2017
Feel good place to go, not just for its religious speciality but for its serene ambience. Whenever I feel down this place will be the first choice to reach out.
Supriya Sehgal
Supriya Sehgal
108 reasons to visit Balaji
Oct 20 2014
Waiting for an important visa with desperation? A spiritual intervention by Chilukur Balaji may be the nudge that the visa officer wants. Hundreds of people come here each day to circumambulate the sanctum 108 times, systematically slashing each numb ...... read more