Sri Balaji Temple Trust

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About Sri Balaji (Lord Vishnu)

The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini.

It is by the Lord's presidency over Venkatachala, that He has received the appellation, Venkateswara (Lord of the Venkata Hill). He is also called the Lord of the Seven Hills.

The benefits acquired by a piligrimage to Venkatachala are mentioned in the Rig Veda and Asthadasa Puranas. In these epics, Sri Venkateswara is described as the great bestower of boons.

There are several legends associated with the manifestation of the Lord at Tirumala. The Temple has its origins in Vaishnavism, an ancient sect which advocates the principles of equality and love, and prohibits animal sacrifice.

Sri Balaji Temple is open 7 days of the week

Check Opening hours for more details.


An Appeal to all Devotees

Recent Announcements

COVID-19 Alert: 07th September 2021

Temple is open to public from Wednesday 8/09/2021 during normal temple opening hours.

However there are new restrictions in place for everyone to follow under Covid-19 Delta Level2 and therefore please be guided by the following procedure adopted at the temple:

Procedure for devotees to follow during Covid 19 Delta Level2:

1. On arrival go to washing area, wash hands and leave your shoes in the Canopy Carpark at the marked area.

Wearing mask is Compulsory.

2. Go to the temple main entrance Scan QR Code / Record your visit in the Register,

It is compulsory for all above 12 years old. Hence everyone should scan or enter in the register with Date, Time, Name and contact phone number,(Include all your family members)

3. On entering the temple keep to your bubble (Your family members only) and maintain 2 Metre distance from others including priests and volunteers. Try and follow 2 metre marked areas.

4 Please be kind and be brief in your prayers and attendance in the Temple as there are others waiting to come in for prayers too. When you reach front row you may able to have archana, collect Vibuthi and KumKum from the front table and go for pradhakshanam round the Murthies. Theertham and Chadagopam will not be available until further notice.

5 You may pray at Navagraha and Utsava Murthies for a shorttime, again considering the waiting devotees.

6 Walk through community hall and pick up packed prasadam if available.

7 Walk out through Community Hall garage door and pick your shoes from where you left them.

We kindly again request all devotees to refrain from socialising and waiting in the Temple to accommodate other devotees.

You may make your donation in cash into Hundi, and pay by Bank Card at the EFTPOS counter.

Also you may direct credit SBTT Bank a/c 12-3171-0169613-00

Keep Safe you and your community

Blessing of Sri Balaji will be with you all

Pujas, Abhishekam and Harati as notified in our monthly calendar will be conducted by priests before the temple opening hours, and available to view on FaceBook.

Devotees may arrange with priests for Archana and Special puja.

COVID-19 Alert: updated on 02 September 2021

Sri Balaji Temple is closed to the public from midnight 17/08/2021 until further notice in line with the NZ Govt's directive due to COVID-19 level 3 lockdown. Next review by Government is on on Monday September 6th. However, the priests will do Puja, Abhishekam and Harati, and will be available on Facebook.

Please follow the government announcements on COVID-19 and stay safe. Sri Balaji protects us all. For further information check this link https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/current-alert-level/

Annual Report 2021: July 2021

The SBTT's Annual report for 2021 is now available and can be viewed by clicking link below...

Annual report 2021

Fight Against COVID19 – India Support Fund: 25th May 2021

Further to our Donation Appeal email dated 6 May 2021 we wish to remind you the urgency of our appeal.

Sri Balaji Temple Trust, considering the humanitarian grounds, has proposed a scheme called “Fight Against COVID19 – India Support Fund”. We are appealing for your financial support.

Please donate whatever you can into the account: 12-3171-0169613-52. The donations received from 9th May 2021 to 29th May 2021 into this account will be sent to a charity for providing support to the needy and vulnerable people suffering from the current crisis in India.

On Saturday, 29th May 2021, on the auspicious occasion of Sri Narasimha Jayanthi, a significant Shanthi Homam for the world peace and health will be performed at Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton. Please register your interest with the priests for sponsoring and participating in the puja and homam. Part of collection on this day too will be contributed towards this fund.

Please help the fellow human in these hard times in the name of God.

May the Blessings of Lord Balaji be with you and your family

With sincere thanks and kindest regards

Trustees of Sri Balaji Temple Trust (SBTT)

Fight against COVID-19 - India support: 6th May 2021

Dear Devotees,

You are well aware the importance and impact of the current rampant spread of the pandemic COVID19 and the crisis situation prevailing in India. Sri Balaji Temple Trust, considering the humanitarian grounds, is proposing a scheme called “Fight Against COVID19 – India Support Fund”. Sri Balaji Temple will provide the support fund to the needy through a charitable institution in India. An account has been setup exclusively for this purpose. Please donate whatever you can into the account: 12-3171-0169613-52 duly indicating the donor’s name.

The donations received from 9th May 2021 to 29th May 2021 (21 days) into this account will be sent to a charity for providing support to the needy and vulnerable people suffering from the current crisis. On Saturday, 29th May 2021, on the auspicious occasion of Sri Narasimha Jayanthi, a significant Shanthi Homam for the world peace and health will be performed at Sri Balaji Temple, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton.

Please register your interest with the priests for sponsoring and participating in the Puja and Homam.

Please help the fellow human in these hard times in the name of God. All donations may be claimed for NZ tax purposes. Please contact one of the Trustees

for further details. We, once again, thank you for your kind support.

May the Blessings of Lord Balaji be with you and your family.

Notice of 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) Of Sri Balaji Temple Trust (Hamilton)

You are invited to attend the 12th AGM, which will be held on Saturday, 17th July 2021 at 2.00PM at the Sri Balaji Temple premises, 2 Kent Street, Frankton, Hamilton.

(This notice is issued under the sections 18 & 20 of the SBTT Trust deed)

AGENDA :

· Devotional Music starting at 2.00 PM

· Welcome

· Minutes of the last AGM

· Chairperson’s Report

o Resolution to pass the Chairperson’s report

· Financial Report - By the Treasurer

· Budget for the year 2020/21 – By the Treasurer

o Resolution to accept the Financial Performance

· To consider to appoint an Auditor

· To elect Eight Trustees for the vacant positions for which nomination had been received by 16th June 2021 and approved by the Board of Trustees – Nomination papers attached

· To consider any other proposals for which due notice was given.

· General Business for which due notice had been given, including the following:

o Expanding the temple facilities

o Fund raising opportunities – naamams etc

o Enrolling Life members & Ordinary Members

o Any other item for which due notice had been given

Please note that only the financial members (both Ordinary and Life members) are entitled to participate in the proceedings and vote in the meeting, if required.

Ordinary Membership is $50 donation specifically paid for this purpose each year and the Life Membership is $ 2,000 donation specifically paid for this purpose once per life.

You may pay into the SBTT bank A/C specifically for membership and submit your membership application form to the Secretary.


For all past announcements, visit here.

For all current events, check Temple's Calendar.