The Tirupati Balaji temple is one of the greatest tourist attraction present in India. The temple is situated in Andra Pradesh near Chittor District. Being one of the most glorious and prosperous temples present in India, the temple belongs to Lord Balaji. There are many mysteries about the temple that is still to be resolved. These facts must surprise you but they are very true. The unknown facts about the Tirupati Balaji temple are listed in this article.
Presenting, Unknown and Fascinating Truth About Tirupati Balaji:
1. Unknown Village
All the things that are needed for the worship of Lord Balaji in the temple are sourced from a temple located in the unknown village. This village is 22 kilometers away from the Tirupati Balaji temple and it has all the flowers, milk, buttermilk, holy leaves stored there.
2. Hair Mystery
Tirupati Balaji’s hair always stays soft and silky and never gets tangled and this is still a mystery because nobody knows why!
3. Why people donate their hair to the temple?
During the rule of Lord Balaji on earth, he lost his hair accidentally and Neela Devi cut her locks to give him her hair and that is when Lord Balaji swear to bless anyone who shares his hair with him. And that is the reason why people donate their hair to the temple.
4. Sound of waves
One of the shocking facts about Tirupati Balaji is that if you put your ears behind the idol of Lord Balaji in Tirupati Balaji Temple then you will hear the sound of waves.
5. The idol of Balaji sweats
It is said that if you touch the back of the idol of Lord Balaji then you will always find it wet. Nobody knows the reason behind it but it is believed that it is the sweat of Balaji. And no matter how many times you clean it you will always find it moist.
6. The mystery of lamps
The lamps that are lit in front of the idol are said to be lit from thousand years. Nobody knows who lit it and not even the exact time when these lamps were lit.
7. Lord’s Sleeping Time
Suprabhatama Prayer or wake-up prayer is played every day in the temple but during the month of January and December, nobody is allowed to play that because it is believed to be the sleeping time of the Lord.
8. Resistance to chemicals
Green Camphor which can bring cracks to any stone after its application is applied to the idol of Lord Balaji every day but it has never caused any damage to it.
9. The position of the Idol
The idol of the Venkateshwara Swamy is said to be standing at the Grabagriha which is the most pious place but actually, the truth is, it stands at a right corner of the temple.
10. The imprints of Goddess Lakshmi
Every Thursday the paste of white wood is applied to the idol of Lord Balaji but when it is taken off the imprints of Goddess Lakshmi is left behind because Goddess Lakshmi was the heart of Balaji.