Balaji Temple Guwahati | Timings, History & Deities

The Purva Tirupati Balaji temple is a beautiful temple of Guwahati located in the Lokhra area. The Balaji temple replicates the famous Tirupati Venkateshwara temple of Southern India. The Balaji temple in Guwahati is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and has located around 10 km from the city centre. Temple timings are 8 am–7:30 pm.

Balaji Temple Guwahati

Balaji Temple Guwahati History:

Balaji Temple constructs in 1998 in the gentle and kindly presence and blessings of Their Holinesses Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal and Sri Sankara Vijeyendra Saraswati, Shankaracharya Swamijis of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam to show in an era of peace and prosperity in North East India.

The architecture of Balaji Temple Guwahati:

The architecture of the Balaji Temple is quite huge. It has built on huge land and a large area. A Ganesha Temple is at the entrance. The Temple of Lord Balaji has a Rajagopuram (70 ft. height), A Maha Mandapam, an Ardha Mandapam, and a Sanctum. 

Between the main entrance and the Temple is the Dhwajastambham which is 60 ft. in height and has made of a single Sal tree and brass from the exterior. The deity inside the sanctum sanctorum carves out of a single stone weighing more than 4 tonnes. 

And The Temples of Goddess Padmavati and Garuda- the vahana of Lord Balaji inside the premises. Yagasala is built in a traditional style to enable devotees to perform Yagnas. The whole Temple has designed keeping in mind the south Indian art and sculpture of temple building style. The whole Balaji Temple Guwahati is white.

Deities At Balaji Temple Guwahati:

Lord Balaji: 

The main deity is Lord Balaji. It carves out of a single stone. And weighs 4 tonnes and features a smiley face and ornaments carved on the stone. It has Sankha Chakra with Four arms (one Abhya Hastam showering blessings, and the other on the hip). The Utsava Murthy comprises Lord Balaji and his consort, Ubhayee. Nachiars and Chakrathalwar carve out of metal, as in Tirupati.

Goddess Padmavathi:

It is an avatar of Mahalakshmi. And blesses from an adjacent temple.

Goddess DurgaMaata:

Guwahati being “shaktipeeth”, Goddess DurgaMaata blessing the believers in the form of Shanti Durga’s eight hands; hence she is also called “Ashthabhuja Durga”.

Garuda Vahana:

Garuda is the Vahana of Lord Balaji and has a separate temple.

God Ganesh:

At the temple entrance, people following the Hindu religion start their prayers by praying to Lord Ganesh at first.

Worshipping at Balaji Temple:

The priests have regular morning and evening prayers, after which prasad has offered to the devotees. There are yagnas held annually in the Temple. Apart from that, major festivals associated with the presiding deity has held in the Temple.

Balaji Temple Guwahati Timings:

Here are the Balaji Temple Guwahati Timings. The priests regularly perform Pujas, Abhishekam and other rituals like Archana in the morning and evening. There are also Yagnas performed annually in the Temple during Brahmotsav and Navratri.

DayTimings
Monday8 am –7:30 pm
Tuesday8 am –7:30 pm
Wednesday8 am –7:30 pm
Thursday8 am –7:30 pm
Friday8 am –7:30 pm
Saturday8 am –7:30 pm
Sunday8 am –7:30 pm

Temple Administration Members:

  • Shri Ashish Roy: Administrator
  • Shri Navarun Baishya: Assistant-Administrator
  • Shri Saroj Bhattacharjee: Office Assistant

Trust Board Members:

  • Shri Parimal Kumar Borkakoty: President
  • Shri Dr K.Balasubramanian: Trustee-Vice President
  • Shri S. Nagabhusanam: Trustee
  • Shri Ramesh Pasari: Trustee
  • Shri Manik Chandra Jalan: Trustee
  • Shri N.R Srinivasan: Secretary & Treasurer
  • Shri Aditya Khaitan: Trustee
  • Smriti Yashodhara Khaitan: Trustee
  • Shri Amritanshu Khaitan: Trustee
  • Shri S.Mahalingham: Trustee

Ved Pathsala at the Balaji Temple:

Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Pragjyotishpura Veda Pathashala ( Sukla Yajur Veda ) at Purva Tirupathi Sri Balaji Mandir Complex, Guwahati, Assam has inaugurated on 1st June’2022 with the blessings of His Holiness Sri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamigal.

Forth Coming Festivals at the Balaji Temple Guwahati:

DateFestivals
15th Dec 2022 to 14th Jan 2023Dhanurmasham Festival
1st January 2023New Year celebration ( Spl Puja at all the temples )
2nd January 2023Vaikuntha Ekadashi
14th and 15th January 2023Magh Bihu/Makar Sankranti
4th March 2023 to 6th March 2023Brahmotsavam celebration.

Sevas at Balaji Temple:

Purva Tirupati Sri Balaji Seva Samiti Seva / Pooja Programes are given below:

ParticularsTimingAmount (Rs)
SPECIAL POOJA( For Marriage day, Birthday or any other special events)5000
BALAJI MAHA ABHISHEKAM6 A.M21000
BALAJI ABHISHEKAM6 A.M5500
PADMAVATHI ABHISHEKAM6 A.M4000
DURGA ABHISHEKAM6 A.M4000
GANESH ABHISHEKAM6 A.M4000
HAVAN9 A.M5000
BALAJI AARADHANA7:30 A.M1000
BHOG7:30 A.M1000
SPECIAL BHOG7:30 A.M2000
DHANALAKSHMI POOJA500
SANKADA HARA CHATHURTHI6:00 am500
VISHNU SAHASRANAMAM ARCHANA(Every Saturday)10:30 am150
DURGA SAHASRANAMAM (Every Tuesday & Friday)10:30 am150
ARCHANA50
FLOWER GARLAND OFFERINGS (MALA) for All Temples one day1000
MUNDAN200
GAADI (VEHICLE) POOJA200
ANNAPRACHANAM200
VIDHYARAMBAM200
GANESH CHATHURTHI SANKALPAM (YEARLY ONE DAY)500
NAVARATHRI (DURGA POOJA SANKALPAM (YEARLY ONE DAY))500
DHANUR MONTH POOJA (ONE DAY)1000

Accommodations At Balaji Temple Guwahati:

Accommodations are available for Pilgrims, Visitors, and Tourists in the complex. Super Deluxe Rooms, Ac Rooms, Non Ac Rooms and, Deluxe Rooms, dormitories are available on a rental basis.

Grand Lawn (with an area of 75,000 sq. Ft.):

A lawn of about 75,000 Sq: feet are available for rent where believers and visitors can arrange peaceful events and programmes like weddings.

Auditorium (Capacity 300):

It is another charming attraction with its beautifully designed statues and well-planned interiors. The view of the auditorium is splendid in daylight and at night with illumination. The auditorium has rent out for conducting workshops, seminars, small functions, and parties. Only vegetarian food is allowed inside the Temple.

Hall (Capacity 50 to 75):

A small hall with a kitchen is available for rent for conducting small functions. Only vegetarian food is allowed.

Tourists place nearby Balaji Temple Guwahati:

Navagraha Temple:

Dedicated to the nine major celestial bodies (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, North Lunar Node and South Lunar Node), Navagraha Temple in Guwahati has nine Shiva Lingas.

Aswakranta Temple:

Aswa means ‘horse,’ and Klanta means ‘tired’ in the Assamese language. Lord Krishna was searching for Narakasura; his horse felt tired here, where Shri Aswaklanta temple has located now. 

Mahamaya Temple:

Mahamaya Temple of Bogribari placed about 30 km east of Dubhri town, is one of the most visited temples in that part of Assam. The Temple derives its name from the great Goddess Mahamaya, meaning supreme illusion.

Dipor Bil:

Located in the Kamrup district of Assam state, 18 km southwest of Guwahati city, Dipor Bil (also spelt Deepor Beel) is a freshwater lake in the former channel of the Brahmaputra river.

Fancy Bazaar:

Fancy Bazaar is a unique bazaar with tiny shops trading exotic silk fabrics, handmade toys, Cane and Bamboo Products, and home decor. This famous Bazaar is next to the Central Railway station in Guwahati. This is near Sukreswar Temple.

Umananda Temple:

On Bhasmachala Hill, Umananda Temple has been built. Country boats on the bank of Brahmaputra take the visitors to the island. And the name ‘Umananda’ comes from two Hindi words, ‘Uma,’ another name for Lord Shiva’s wife, and ‘Ananda,’ which means happiness.

Kamakhya Temple: 

It is well famous as the bleeding Goddess. The Kamakhya Temple appears very beautiful during the evening aarti time. The Temple has dedicated to the tantric goddesses. Apart from the deity Kamakhya Devi, a Temple compound houses ten other Kali avatars named Kamala, Dhumavati, Matangi, Bagola, Tara, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Tripura Sundari, and Bhuvaneshwari.

ISKCON Guwahati:

It is one of the temples under the parent organization dedicated to Lord Krishna. ISKCON has called Shri Shri Rukmini Krishna; the Temple’s name has been given after Rukmani, the wife of Lord Krishna. It is on a hilltop of the Ulubari Chariali area of the capital city. This is near Navagraha Temple.

Basistha Mandir:

Basistha temple has located southeast of Guwahati city, Assam State. It is a Lord Shiva mandir. According to legend, the ashram has founded by the great saint Basistha.

Hotels near Balaji Temple Guwahati:

  • Hotel Royal Heritage
  • Silver Regency
  • Hi City INN
  • Hotel Bhargav Grand
  • Moon Hill Home Stay
  • Hotel Empire Regency
  • Hotel Parashuram
  • Hotel Nezone Guwahati
  • Hill View Holiday Home & Resort, Guwahati
  • Hotel Dream City
  • Hotel Vrinda Regency
  • FabHotel Parashuram

Balaji temple Guwahati address and contact number:

How to reach Balaji Temple Guwahati:

By Air:

The nearest airport to Balaji temple is the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, located 30 km away. 

By Rail:

Guwahati Railway station is 9 Km, and Kamakhya Railway station is 9 km away from the Temple; one can easily get shared cabs/taxis from there.

By Road:

Regular bus services, trekkers and private vehicles are available from different parts of the city to the Temple. The nearest ISBT Lokhra Bus Station is there.

FAQs:

Who is the wife of Lord Balaji?

His two wives, Goddess Lakshmi and Princess Padmavathi

What is the meaning of Balaji?

The Hindi word ‘bal’ / ‘balak’ means small boy. Because the small boy was Lord Venkateswara Himself, the address ‘Bala’ has suffixed with ‘ji’ (‘ji’ is the Hindi word that marks respect).

What is another name for Balaji?

Some other names of Lord Venkateshwara are Balaji, Govinda, and Damodaran.

Are cameras allowed inside the Temple?

Cameras and videography are strictly not allowed inside the Temple.

Can we take a mobile phone inside the Temple?

We can take it. Always keep your mobiles in silent or vibrating mode when inside the Temple. Will not be allowed to take pictures or videos.

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