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Balaji Temple in Guwahati

Balaji Temple in GuwahatiThe Purva Tirupati Balaji temple is a beautiful temple of Guwahati located at Lokhra area. The Balaji temple is a replica of the famous Tirupati Venkateshwara temple of Southern India. The Tirupati temple in southern India is situated in Tirumala in Chittor district of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The Balaji temple in Guwahati is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara and is located around 10 kms from the city center. The temple was built in the year 1998 with pristine architectural structures.

Structure of Balaji Temple

The Balaji temple in Guwahati is spread out in a two acres land and the complex also includes other adjacent temples. At the entrance of the temple complex, there is a Ganesha temple. The center temple which also is the main temple is dedicated to Lord Balaji and is constructed in the middle. The temple has an idol of Balaji deity carved out of a single stone weighing around 4 tones. There are also temples of Goddess Padmavathi and Garuda, the Vahana of Lord Balaji on the premises. Besides a Rajagopuram, the main temple has the beautiful Maha Mandapam, the Sanctum of the temple and Ardha Mandapam.
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The Gopurams are constructed in sync with the South Indian architectural style like the Tirupati Balaji temple with heights ranging from 8 feet in the Ganesh temple to around 70 feet in the Rajagopuram. The temple looks beautiful with pure white architectural structures and images of deities carved out in the walls. The wooden doors of the temple are handcrafted in Chennai and bear beautiful carvings.

There is also a garden park located outside the temple for tourists to enjoy the scenic beauty. There is also a Goddess Durga temple towards the right hand side of the main temple built on the outlook that Guwahati also id the seat of Goddess Kamakhya with the Kamakhya temple located in the Nilachal hills.

The temple premises also have a Yagasala built recently for performing yagnas. In addition to that, there is an auditorium decorated with beautiful interiors and exquisitely designed statues. The Asthanamandapan hall auditorium features cultural functions of classical and folk music gatherings regularly during Sundays. The Dasavathar of Lord Vishnu has been beautifully depicted in the Asthanamandapan hall. The temple is well illuminated during night with glowing lights and can be seen from a distance.

Worshipping at Balaji Temple

There are regular morning and evening prayers which are done by the priests after which prasad is offered to the devotees. There are yagnas held annually in the temple. Apart from that, major festivals associated with the presiding deity are also held in the temple.

How to reach Balaji Temple

The Balaji temple of Guwahati is a popular tourist spot of the city witnessing a large number of devotees and tourists who come to view the beautiful temple. There are regular bus services, trekkers and private vehicles services available from different parts of the city to the temple. The nearest airport to Balaji temple is the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport located 30 kms away. The nearest railway station to the temple is the Guwahati Railway Station located at a distance of 20 kms away.

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    Ajay Dutta from Silchar 417 Days ago

    What is the tickets price

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    Venkat from bangalore 418 Days ago i would like to have contact phone no of purva bali mandir r pursuit contact no

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    Anindita goswami from Guwahati 1329 Days ago

    I had a very humiliating experience when I choose to take my 6months old daughter to her very 1st temple visit to tirupati balaji mandir., the security guard there behaved so badly, they even didn't consider that dat I was accompanied by my child and my old mother in law. As we were not aware of the timing we reached there by 7:30,as we learned about the timing there as it was open till 8pm, we quickly take the arti and visited all the temples there and was done by 7:55pm.then in our return we just stop to take few pics as it was my daughters 1st temple visit, though it was 2/3minutes left to close the temple and we were few steps away from main gate, one of the security guard came running to us, behaved so so badly and used so much of abusive language and even tried to push us physically and it turned out to be most horrifying experience in my life. Will never ever visit this place again and strongly discourage all those who are looking forward to visit this temple, as ur and ur children's and ur old age parents security and dignity will be at risk there. Had a very disappointing experience.

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    brij nandan sharma from toronto canada 1543 Days ago

    It would help better plan the trip to the temple if you provided the temple visitation timings on your website

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