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Japali Teertham Tirumala
Japali Teertham Tirumala temple is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This temple is not much known and is a significant place to visit in Tirumala. For Lord Anjaneya‘s darshan, you have to go for 1 km trekking into the woods. It is just 3 km away from Gogarbham dam.
The temple is in between the deep woods and it attracts many visitors. The festivals observed at this shrine are Tumburu Phalguna Pournami, Chakra Kartika Masa – Ksheerabdi Dwadasi, Ramakrishna Pushya Pournami and Kumaradhara Magha Pournami. Tourists are also allowed to trek from this dense forest to reach this sacred pond in Tirumala.
There is a belief that Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana resided here with Lord Hanuman.
There is a pond known as Rama Kund in the premises of the temple. This place is blessed by Lord Hanuman, as he felt peace in this place.
Visitors can witness a tree in the form of Lord Ganesha at the entrance of the temple. It is to believe that Lord Ganesha will appear in this place.
The pilgrims have faith that Japali teertham Tirumala’s holy water will wash all the evils and bad deeds present in their lives.
History of Japali Theertham Tirumala:
A very long ago, there used to live a brahmin on the banks of Kaveri river, with the name Durachara. He was a thief, alcoholic and cruel man. He has committed many sins. Therefore he has lost his Brahminism. His colleagues also suffer from being in contact with him. Durachara has also got haunt by a demon, Bhetala. To escape from the demon, he ran too many places. Finally, he reached Venkatadri and fell in Japali Theertham. Soon after he fell, he got back to this previous form as Brahmin. Although he reliefs from Bhetala, he was not able to remember his past. He wandered in that place and met a sage Japali. The sage then disclosed his previous life and explained the greatness of Japali Teertham.
The significance of Japali Theertham Dip:
If a person dips in Japali Theertham then it rescues a person from his dreadful sins. Those who didn’t perform the funeral and religious rites of their deceased ones and obtains Pisacha form will relieve of the sins if they bath in Japali Theertham.
The detestable sins and forbidden acts of betrayal, insulting Brahmins and ingratitude will wash away by taking bath in Japali Theertham.
Japali Theertham Tirumala Timings:
- The temple opens at morning 6 AM and closes by evening at 7 PM.