Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam -Purva Tirupati Balaji Mandir, Guwahati, Assam

Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Mandir, Guwahati, Assam

Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Mandir was constructed in a plot of land measuring 50 (fifty) bighas approx. 17 acres of land. The temple was constructed with the blessings of Their Holinesses Shankaracharya Swamijis of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. The Mandir in the complex was constructed as per Agama Sastra by devotees of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam namely M/s Williamson Magor Group of Companies. The design and construction was carried out by famous Stapathi Late Sri Ganapaathi in South Indian architecture. Built to traditional requirements the Temple is considered to be a Replica of Tirupati in the East of India and hence called as Purva Tirupati Balaji temple.

There are four main Sannadhis (Sanctum) in the complex. The main Deity Lord Venkateswara (Lord Balaji), adjoining the main temple is the temple of Goddess Padmavati - consort of Lord Venkateswara. Guwahati being the Shakti Sthal where in it is abode of Maa Kamakhya and hence a temple of Goddess Durga has also been constructed in the complex. The temple of Lord Ganesha is just at the entrance of the complex.

The temple was consecrated on 4th June 1998 with the benign blessings of Their Holinesses Pujya Sri Jayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamigal and PujyaSri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamigal.

Main Deity Lord Venkateswara is carved out of single stone weighing 4 tones and is 8 feet 6 inches in height. All the idols were carved at Kancheepuram.Regular pujas and other activities as per Pancharathra Agama Sastra are being performed in the temple.

In the complex, an aasthana mandapam with AC Auditorium with seating capacity of 300 persons hosts several religious and cultural programmes. There are two guest houses to accommodate Mandir Guests. A two storeyed building with 8 (eight) two bedded rooms flat and a dormitory wherein 50 persons can be accommodated is also present.

The temple is managed by a Trust called Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Seva Samiti for which His Holiness Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamigal is the Patron. Every year Brahmothsavam, Sata Chandi Homam and Navaratri are conducted with all religious fervour.

The temple has become an important spiritual point, and is a tourist attraction in this part of the country. Daily approximately 2000 devotees visit the temple for the Darshan. The Devotees come in large number on Sundays and Holidays. Specially on festivals, large numbers of devotees visit the temple. Particulary on 1st January every year, more than 50,000 devotes visit the temple for darshan.

There are several types of Sevas which can be performed by devotees like Archana, Abhishekams, Vishnu Sahasranam, Lalitha Sahasranam, Homams, Annadanam etc. Daily different types of prasadam are distributed to the visiting Devotees.

Purva TirupatiSri Balaji Seva Samithi
(Balaji Mandir)
NH 37, Betkuchi, P.O. Garchuk
Guwahati 781035
Tel(Mob.): 93950-95758
Contact Person Sri Balasubramanian

Some glimpses of the divine Balaji Mandir

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