Sri Balaji Temple Trust
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About Sri Balaji Temple
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.
Skanda Shasti is a festival celebrating the victory of Lord Skanda over the demon Soorapathman after a six-day battle.
Time: 7 PM Kalasa Pujai
Followed by Homam and Abhishekam Skanda Sashti Kavasa Parayanam Special Arachana (Astothara puja) and Arathi Followed by Maha Prasadam.
Sri Balaji Temple Trust wishes all Devotees, Happy Deepavali (Diwali). May this Diwali bring cheer and happiness into your life and life of your loved ones!
Time: 6.45 PM onward
Place: Sri Balaji Temple, Hamilton
Inviting all the devotees to participate in the Poojai and get the blessings of the lord. Devotees can bring Prasadam and flowers for the Poojai.
Also would appreciate if the devotees can sing ‘Navaratri’ related songs during the celebration.