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Venkateswara. Tirumala, India | by Marji Lang Photography
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Venkateswara. Tirumala, India

Sri Venkateswara swami temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, India.


The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Venkateswara, a form of the Hindu god Vishnu.


It is the most-visited place of worship in the world. The temple is visited by about 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily (30 to 40 million people annually on average), while on special occasions and festivals, like the annual Brahmotsavam, the number of pilgrims shoots up to 500,000, making it the most-visited holy place in the world.


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Taken on December 7, 2011