Tirupati and Tirumala Hills, the abode of Lord Venkateshwara, is one of the most important and sacred pilgrimage centers for Hindus. The Balaji temple which is also the richest Hindu temple in the world attract devotees from all over the country since time immemorial.
Various kingdoms and rulers and leaders, even the British, have paid obeisance to the lord Balaji during their rule in India.
Being one of the most visited holy shrines in India, Tirupati always has many avenues that you might have never seen. Moreover, though the hill shrine and the lord Venkateshwara continue to bless his subjects through centuries, the temple has seen a lot of development in recent years. Have you ever wondered how Tirupati and the Tirumala hill looked in the past? Here is a glimpse into the heritage and old charisma of the temple which attracts hundred thousands of devotees on a day. Have a look at the rare and old images of Tirupati and lord Balaji.