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Chilkur Balaji Temple

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Chilkur Balaji Temple is one of the oldest temples of Telangana region and is located in chilkur village, which is on the banks of Osman sagar lake, just 25 km from Hyderabad. As the holy temple is well known as Visa God dedicated to Lord Balaji, many devotees who wish to move to other countries come here to offer prayers and receive blessings.

Chilkur Balaji Temple was built in the south Indian style of temple architecture. The temple attracts around 75,000 to one lakh devotees every week and can find more rush on Firday and Sunday, it is an ideal place for retreat and meditation.

It is one of the oldest shrines of Telagana and was built around five hundred years ago, it is believed that the temple was built at the time of Akkanna and Madanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas. There is a short story associated with the construction of Chilkur Balaji Temple, a devotee who used to visit Tirupathi could not turn up the following year due to illness. At that time, Lord Venkateshwara appeared in his dream and said, "I am right here in the nearby jungle, you don't have to worry. " The devotee moved towards the jungle in search of the place indicated by the lord in his dream and saw a mole-hill there, which he dug up. As Lord Balaji’s idol was covered by the mole-hill was accidentally struck by the axe below the chin and on the chest, to his surprise blood started gushing out of the wounds. Suddenly, he heard a voice from the air, which said, “Flood the mole-hill with cow's milk”. After the devotee was done with the thing ordered by the voice, a Swayambhu idol of Lord Balaji accompanied by Sridevi and Bhoodevi was found, and this idol was installed with the due rites and a temple built for it.

In the year 1963, deity of Ammavaru was installed in Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad by the devotees with a keen wish of re-establishing the glory and importance of the temple. Later Ammavaru was given the name of Rajya Lakshmi. Many devotees turn up to Chilkur Balaji Temple particularly on Poolangi, Annakota and Brahmothsavams.

Chilkur Balaji Temple is the only temple in India, which does not accept any money, and it is not under control of the state government. So, if you are looking out for a shrine that has historical significance, do visit Chilkur Balaji Temple to feel the divine experience.

Location Chilkur, Moinabad mandal, Rangareddy district, Hyderabad
Timings 5am to 8pm everyday and darshan of the deity is stopped for a few minutes in the morning (8'clock) afternoon and evening (7'clock)

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