Chilkur Balaji Temple – History, Story, Facts

By | December 28, 2014
Chilkur Balaji Temple is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara swamy (or Lord Balaji) on the banks of Osman sagar lake near Hyderabad. This temple is famously called as Visa temple as many of the students who wants Visa visits this temple. This temple was built by Akkanna and Madanna, who are the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas (a great devotee of Lord Sri Ram) and this was one of the oldest temples in Telangana region. In this article we have provided you with details of Chilkur Balaji Temple History, Chilkur Balaji Temple Timings, Chilkur Balaji Temple Route Map.
Chilkur Balaji Temple - History, Story, Facts

Some Interesting Facts and Truths about Chilkur Balaji Temple:

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 do not accept any monetary donations. All the devotees makes 11 rounds around this temple called as ‘Pradakshanas’ and makes a vow. While making rounds all the devotees do the chanting of ‘Om Vashatkaaraaya Namaha’, ‘Om Aksharaaya Namaha’, ‘Om Paramaathmane Namaha’, ‘Om Bhuthabhavanaya Namaha’. If their wish is granted by Lord Balaji then they again visits this temple and makes 108 pradakshanas. And many of the students believe that if they make pradakshanas then they will get Visa, so that is the reason why this temple is called as Visa Balaji Temple. This is the fact that many students believes that they will get visa if they makes round of the Chilkur Balaji temple.

The people who are unable to visit Tirupati can easily full fill their wishes by visiting Sri chilkur Balaji Temple. Only the place is different, but the devotion to god is same every where.  So all the devotees makes rounds to this temple. About seventy thousand to 1,00,000 devotees visits this temple weekly. The crowd of devotees will be more on weekends i.e on Saturdays and Sundays. Chilkur Balaji temple history is mentioned below.

Chilkur Balaji Temple History
Chilkur Balaji Idol


When we go to history behind Chilkur Balaji Temple, a devotee of Lord Balaji from this place visits Tirupathi every year for once. But once he becomes very sick and he is in a position that he was unable to visit Tiupathi. One night Lord Balaji appeared in his dreams and spoke few words ‘I am right here in the jungle nearby. You don’t have to worry’. At once the devotee moved to the place indicated by Lord Balaji. There he saw a molehill and the devotee started digging it with an axe. While digging, the axe hits the chest of Lord Balaji’s idol and surprisingly bleeding started from chest of idol. And when he flood it with cow’s milk a Swayambhu idol of Lord Balaji accompanied by Sridevi and Bhoodevi (a rare combination) was found. And after that a temple was built and installed with this idol.

As many people search for Chilkur Balaji Temple Timings we have provided here in this article. Chilkur Balaji Temple Timings are mentioned below.

Chilkur Balaji Temple Darshan Timings – Opening & Closing:

  • Monday – Friday: 5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
  • Saturday: 5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
  • Sunday: 5.00 AM – 8.00 PM
  • Public Holidays: 5.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Details about Chilkur Balaji Temple Location and Chilkur Balaji Temple Trasportation Facilities, Route Map are mentioned below.

Location and Transportation:

Chilkur Balaji temple is located on the banks of Osman sagar lake at Chilkur in Hyderabad. This area is surrounded by a green lush with a pleasant environment. This temple is 30 km far from Mehdipatnam. Coming to Chilkur Balaji Temple Bus timings, for every 15 minutes there is a R.T.C bus from Mehdipatnam to this temple. With a 40-50 minutes journey by catching the A.P.S.R.T.C bus with number 288D you can reach this temple.

Chilkur Balaji Temple Route Map from Mehdipatnam:

Latest news is that Temple authority members had decided to accept donations from the devotees. Devotees can donate money starting from Rs 100 and above. In order to donate there are two banks to deposit your donations in the account in the name of Sri Balaji Venkateswara Swamy Temple A/c No. 62055583940.

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3 thoughts on “Chilkur Balaji Temple – History, Story, Facts

  1. Kalluri satya rama prasad

    It was mentioned in wikipedia that the Lord has 3 flowers in 3 hands plus 4th hand pointing towards His feet. BUT THE PICTURE IS SHOWING HIS HANDS HAVING SHANKARACHARYA, CHAKRADHARPUR ETC. Please clarify

    1. Yesh

      Dear, Three hands holding Lotus flowers and one pointing towards her feet is Sri Rajya Lakshmi Ammavaru, Godess resides inside Garbha Gudi on the rt. side once we enter the Garbha gudi.


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