Chilkur Balaji Temple338 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Chilkur Balaji Temple Rd, Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075, India
- Timings: 05:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-8417235933
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
Located on the banks of Osman Sagar Lake, the Chilkur (Chilkoor) Balaji Temple is a flocked by devotees who believe that their visit here will fast track their application for Visa! On a serious note, visa or not, you are sure to feel the sheer history and spiritual pulse of the place as you walk in to the temple. The place dates back to the 14th century and is one of the few temples in India that does not have a quick line for VIPs- treating every devotee equally.
Legends tell a story of how a devotee who visited Tirupati temple once a year could not do so and dreamed of Lord Venkateshwara who advised him to go to the nearby forest. On doing so, the devotee found a molehill and dug out at idol of Lord Balaji. But the axe he used to dig struck the statue and in no time the whole hill was covered in blood. The man flooded the molehill with milk and a ‘swayambhoo’ (self-made idol) of Lord Balaji with Goddesses Sridevi and Bhoodevi were formed here. The same site is where the temple Chilkoor Balaji Temple was built and even today, thousands of people come here to make a wish.
You will often find devotees taking 11 circumambulations of the inner shrine and coming back here to take another 108 circumambulations after their wish is fulfilled! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hyderabad itinerary 2 days.
Chilkur Balaji Temple Travel Tips
- Do wear modest clothes and make sure you remove your footwear before entering the temple.
How to Reach Chilkur Balaji Temple
- By Bus: Chilkur Balaji Temple bus stop
- By Taxi
- By renting a motorcycle
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8.62% of people who visit Hyderabad include Chilkur Balaji Temple in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
46.53% of people start their Chilkur Balaji Temple visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Chilkur Balaji Temple
93.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chilkur Balaji Temple