Chilkur Balaji Temple, popularly known as "Visa Balaji Temple'', is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman Sagar in Hyderabad. It is one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad built during the time of Madanna and Akkanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramadas.
This temple has no hundi and neither accepts any money from devotees. VAK Books also known as the Voice of Temples with religious news is available here. This is one of the special Temples in India with no green channel or privileges for VIP's Address: Chilkur Balaji Temple, Moinabad Mandal, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad, Telangana 501504
Phone: 070973 12426
Darshan Timings : From 5:00 Am in morning to 8:00 pm in night. It is open throughout the week. Devotees can be seen doing pradakshina since morning till late in night.
During a visit the devotee goes through the usual rituals of prayer, including 11 circumambulations of the inner shrine, and makes a vow. Once the wish is fulfilled devotees then walk 108 times around the sanctum sanctorum. The majority of wishes by devotees are visa related, thus Chilkur Balaji is also referred to as 'Visa' Balaji. The 11 circumambulations represent the secret of creation — 11 means "1 soul and 1 body" — uniting both with devotion and full determination to fulfill wish, dedicate on the lord; there is no second, everything is god. In the 108 circumambulations, 1 represents the Existence, Almighty, God (Paramathma, Balaji in the minds of the devotee), 0 represents Creation (Illusionary World, Jagath) and 8 represents the time Human Body takes to come to this universe-8 months (Jivatma).
How to Reach:
TSRTC operates several buses from Mehdipatnam to Chilkur.The route no. is 288D.On Sundays TSRTC Operates a Package tour to Chilkur Balaji,Anantagiri Hills & Ananthagiri Padmanabha swamy temple.
Located almost 30 kilometres from Hyderabad, Chilkur is a small picturesque village which is also a popular pilgrimage. It is in this sacred village where the famous Chilkur Balaji temple is built. On the banks of Osman Sagar Lake, close to the Vikarabad road, this temple attracts hordes of devotees from all over the country.
Vishnu Sahasranama was first composed & recited by Bhishma, when he was on his deathbed.