Tirumala Hair Offering Timings
The moment one mentions “TIRUPATI” one is reminded of tonsuring and laddus. KalyanaKatta in Tirumala is a multi-storeyed building situated opposite to Free Meals building where thousands of devotees offer their hairs to Lord Sri Malayppa. At a time, Hundreds of devotees can tonsure at KalyanaKatta in Tirumala and tonsuring is done at free of cost. Hari Offering Tirumala is normal practice in Tirumala, devotees offer their hair before going for Darshan, Detailed chart provided on Tirumala Hair Offering Timings below.
Tirupati - Tirumala Hair Offering Timings
|S.No||Tirumala Hair Offering Location||Tirumala Hair Offering Timings|
|1||Main KalynaKatta (Opp. Annadanam Complex)||24 hours|
|2||Kalyana Katta 2 (Near Main Kalyanakatta)||24 hours|
|3||Rambageecha Guest House (Near Main temple)||6 am – 6 pm|
|4||Sri Venkateswara Guest House||6 am – 6 pm|
|5||Padmavathi Guest House||6 am – 6pm|
|6||Pilgrim Amenities Complex I (Opposite Tirumala Bus stand)||6 am – 9 pm|
|7||Hill View Kalyanakata||6 am – 6 pm|
|8||M.B.C Kalyanakatta||6 am – 6 pm|
|9||Varahaswamy I kalyankatta. Varahaswamy Guest House||6 am – 9 pm|
|10||NGGH Kalyanakatta||6 am – 6 pm|
|11||Panchajanyam Kalyanakatta||6 am – 6 pm|
|12||Kousthubham Guest House Kalyanakatta||6 am – 6 pm|
|13||SMC Kalyanakatta||6 am - 6 pm|
|14||TBC Kalyanakatta||6 am – 6 pm|
|15||PAC II Kalyanakatta (Opp Tirumala Bus station)||6 am – 9 pm|
|Tirupati Hair Offering Location|
|1||Kapila Theertham (Behind Anjaneya Swamy temple)||6:30 am - 5:30 pm|
Ear Piercing in Tirumala
It may be observed in many South Indian houses whose “KULADEIVAM” is Lord Venkatachalapathy, they pray to offer the hairs of the newborns to Lord Srinivasa and pierce ears of their newborns in this holy kshetram at KalyanaKatta Tirumala. There is a separate hall near Janata Canteen where there are professionals in ear piercing. One can either give some rice, vegetables, fruits, flowers to the person who does this or can give him some money.
Ear Piercing Timings: 6 am - 6 pm
Ear Piercing Location: Purohit Sangam beside C.R.O General Counter
Landmark Mark: Inside Sudarshan Choulty Opposite to Tirumala Bus Stand.
Story behind Tirumala Hair Offering At KalyanaKatta
First devotee who gave her hair to god is Neela Devi. Lord Srinivasa named this hill by her name as Neeladri. When Lord Srinivasa was hit by a Shepard on his head, a small portion of his scalp becomes bald. There is no hair growth over that place and this was noticed by Gandharva princess, Neeladevi. She felt such a handsome face should not have any defect. Immediately she cuts a portion of her hair and implants it on his scalp with her powers. As hair is considered as the beautiful aspect of women, Lord Srinivasa notices her sacrifice and he said all the hair given to him by devotees in Tirumala or Tirupati belongs to Neeladevi. Giving our hair to god is the symbol of leaving our ego. The word “Talanelalu” is also came from her name.
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