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Floohoo Travels offer Tirupathi Tour Packages. Book Tirupathi Holiday Packages from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. People of all faiths in India are familiar with Tirupathi, which is visited by tens of millions of Indians for its famous Venkateswara Swamy temple, dedicated to the Lord of the Seven Hills of Tirumala.

Jains believe that the temple was built to honour a Jain saint, one of the 24 Tirthankaras, who constantly meditated in the hills. Muslims, too, believe that the temple is sacred and visit it when they can.  The Tamil Alvars, Vaishnava saints of the 5th century, sang devotional hymns to the god of this temple, and as a powerful Vaishnavite centre, it became the protector of the precious idol of Sri Ranganathaswamy, which was secretly brought to the temple when Srirangam was invaded.

There is no single explanation for the genesis of this temple - but it is agreed that Hindu dynasties and modern state governments from the 9th century onwards, maintained it for the longest contiguous period - from the Pallavas, Cholas, and the Vijayanagara kings, to current times in the Republic of India.

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