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Chilkur Balaji Temple, Hyderabad

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Admire the millennium-old details of Chilkur Balaji Temple, a place of worship devoted to Venkateswara, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. Also known as the "visa god," Venkateswara draws devotees praying to gain a visa to visit the United States. If their initial 11 rounds around the temple yield success, worshippers must perform another 97 circumambulations in thanks. The temple represents one of the few in the country that doesn't accept any money from devotees, and has no privileged access. Use our Hyderabad itinerary builder to visit Chilkur Balaji Temple on your trip to Hyderabad, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I visited this temple and there were no entry fee. Many a devotees come visit this temple in order to fulfill their VISA wishes. The chances of VISA approval increase significantly and people do 108 p...  more »
  • One interesting fact about this Chilkur Balaji temple is that it does’t accept any money from devotees and if you observe this temple then you will not find any hundis. This is the only temple which d...  more »
  • It is great place for those who enjoys the crowd of believers .You can reach the temple with personal vehicle and public transport as well.Ever swelling crowd proves a point that your prayers are answ...  more »
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  • Located outside of city. Crowd is effeciently managed. Public transport connectivity / frequency is good.
  • Also known as Visa God. Peaceful place, regular chants but very crowded on weekends.
  • .superb. A place millions have come and gone. All in a matter of twenty years. The temple is more than 100 years old. People believe and make 11 pradikshana and put request. The request is answered by Lord, they come back for 108 pradhiksnas. It goes on and on and on. No hundi, no laddus, no pulihoras, no swamy kalyanam...as generally we see in all temples. Had they did twenty years back, the temple will have a bank balance of more than Hundred crores. Just think how great it is. Temple is open from 5..AM to night 8.00 pm. No stopping. Except for routine Poojas for hardly half an hour. No VIP visit blocking. All are same. It is a wonder here. God and you. Just total surrender. Small shops, police outpost, parking available. Hartitha is available. Make shift hotels. Come here for only devotion. Getting your problems solved. Big facilities, hype, big big expectations.... No. Come, pray, surrender, get your problems solved by the Lord. Don't complain like toilets not clean, no hotels, etc.. I must have come here more than 25 times with many. Great feeling. OM Namo Narayana.
  • Great Hindu Temple to visit. People are coming from far even from foreign to worship here. This temple is very popular in Telangana. The main priest is very energetic and entertaining person. You will find decent restraunts near this temple. Also there is a huge open market around this temple.
  • This is lord balaji temple. Everyone's trust this god verymuch. I went for first time on sunday morning at 5:30 there was just 2hundred members. But when it became 7'o clock there were a huge number of people that even it became impossible to move freely. Neatness is good and there are somany shops in front of the temple that sells dolls, and manu other products.