Tirumala Hair Offering Timings

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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Reference Link: http://gotirupati.blogspot.com/2015/05/tonsuring-at-kalyanakatta-tirumala.html


  1. Hi my child is 1year old and we would like to opt for infant darshanam. What is the procedure? And how much time does it take? Can we take any food for infants? We are planning for tonsure and darshanam in August.

    • Dear Madam,

      Infant Darshan is possible for below 1yr children from Supatham entry. From 08:00 am to 10:30 am and 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm are the timings for that and it takes 2hrs for Darshan.
      You are allowed to take food and water for Children. Need to carry Birt / Medical certificate to validate your baby age.

      Thank you.

  2. Hi, we don’t hv rooms at Tirumala. our plan is to get the tonsure done and then take bath n go for Darshanam…are there any bathrooms available for ladies there?? pls advise.

  3. Namrata patnaik

    On 2nd june, we r going to tirupati. My husband n his w bros r going by walk nd d rest members including ladies senior citizens nd children r going by bus….can those who r going by walk nd those who r going by bus, meet at any place n then go for darshan……we have tonsure progrm of my child n myself……so plz guide us how to plan it……

    • HI Madam,

      senior darshan and pedetrian darshans are diffrent they will not meet at any point both will have the different darshan.


  4. Nandna Chowdhury

    Hi Sir,

    My mother wishes to donate her hair at the temple. However, she is a cancer patient and cannot travel to Devsthanam, is it possible to send the hair to some address in the temple?
    I can courier the same. Please suggest.

    • Hi madam,

      There is no such facility to send courier so inpersonally carry the hair and drop at kapil theertham so that it belongs to the ttd


  5. Sir, we are coming for darshanam on 4th may early morning . What time we should reach for tonsure of my granddaughter n ear piercing.we have room booked in tirupati as no room was available in tirumla.

    • Hi Sir,

      As early as possible you can plan for tonsuring and earpiercing . after performing you can be able come back to tirupathi.


  6. Sir/Madam – I wanted to enquire if we can do hair tonsuring during the time bramhotsavam is going on. I am coming from US and wanted to see if I can manage to do hair tonsuring for my son as well as attend the bramhotsavam at the same time. Please let me know

  7. Can the tonsure be done previous day prior to taking darshan because we have to stand in queue early morning so is it ok if we tonsure previous day

  8. what is the process to procure hair from the devastahanam?
    Please inform if foreign companies can buy as well and how?

  9. We are coming to tirupati for tonsure on 7th may 2017..we did not get any guesthouse so booked a hotel at tirupati…How do we go about tonsure ?Is there any specific place? Is it advisable to take infant line or normal darshan as along with parents mother in law is there for darshan.

    • HI Madam,

      yes your baby is less than a year then you can have the infant darshan and for tonsure you can get at kalyana katta or any near by guest house you can tonsure your baby head.only parents are allowed for infant darshan others are not allowed.


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