Sri Balaji Temple Trust
Welcome to Sri Balaji Temple Website
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 Vara Lakshmi Vratham & Puja: 31st July 2020
31st July 2020 (Friday) – 7.00 pm
VARA LAKSHMI VRATHAM, Kalasa Puja, Kumkumaarchana, Deepa Puja
VARA LAKSHMI VRATHAM is performed for the well being of all the family members. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Varalakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshiping Ashtalaksmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength.
Puja will be performed by our resident priests Sri Gopala Acharya Khandavilli and Sri Kishore Bhattar.
Devotees are requested to participate in this devotional celebration. For further details, and registration please contact resident priests or any of the Temple Trustees
All are welcome with your family and friends. Please bring prasadam and flowers
Sri Sudarshana Jayanthi Puja: 4th July 2020
4th July 2020 (Saturday) – 11.00 am
Sudharshana Jayanti is dedicated to the Sudarshana Chakra of Maha Vishnu. It is believed that the holy Chakra made its appearance on the day. Worshiping Sudharshana Chakra is equivalent to worshiping all the ten Avatars of Vishnu.
The Sudharshana Chakra or the divine missile of Lord Sriman Narayana is one of the Lord’s powerful weapons in annihilating evil forces and to reinstate Dharma or the righteousness on the earth.
108 families are invited to take part on a ‘first come first served’ basis in this auspicious Homam and a donation of $21 is highly appreciated.
Donation may be direct credited to SBTT Bank A/C No: 12 – 3171 – 0169613 – 000 or Pay by Credit Card at the donations page.
Devotees are requested to participate in huge numbers in these devotional celebrations.
For further details, please contact any of the Temple's Trustees.
COVID-19 update: June 8th, 2020
By the Grace of God, the life is nearly back to normal, well as normal as it can be. This afternoon the Prime Minister announced that New Zealand will be at Alert Level-1 tomorrow (Tuesday, 9 June), with essentially all restrictions lifted apart from border controls.
As a consequent of this change, Sri Balaji Temple, in Hamilton, will be opened for public during the temple working hours and all puja events and ceremonies will be performed normally. Theertham and prasadam will be served to devotees. Please note that the contact tracing efforts will remain.
What is really important is that we continue with the basic hygiene measures – washing your hands and sneezing and coughing into your elbow, staying home when sick, getting tested if you’ve got flu-like symptoms, and continuing to be vigilant.
Further, we request devotees to exercise caution and follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and other Government agencies for the protection of all of us.
May Sri Balaji bless and protect us all.
Sri Balaji Temple Trust - 11th AGM - 18 July 2020
In pursuance of the Sections 19 & 21.2 of the Constitution of Sri Balaji Temple Trust (SBTT – Trust deed), this notice is issued for conduct of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sri Balaji Temple Trust Hamilton on Saturday, 18th July 2020 at 2.00 pm.
Please find enclosed the following documents pertaining to the AGM.
- Notice and Agenda for the AGM to be held on 18th July 2020 at 2.00 PM, at Sri Balaji Temple, Hamilton.
- Nomination form for the position of a Trustee.
All are welcome to attend the AGM. Only financial members are eligible to cast their votes, if required.
With the Blessings of Sri Balaji
With kind regards
Asogan Govender, SBTT - Secretary