Chikka Tirupathi has the same sort of rituals carried out here like in the real Tirupati but it is yet to lure as many devotees as the real Tirupati does. A legend attached to this place is that Agni, the god of fire, hurts the Serpent God Takshaka when he is burning the herb jungles. Lord Takshaka is angered by this and in-turn curses Agni that Agni will lose its ˜tej. And so Agni goes to Lord Krishna who suggests that the only way he can get the ˜tej back is by pleasing Lord Vishnu. Agni performs a penance and succeeds in pleasing Lord Vishnu. As part of the penance he constructs a temple for Lord Venkateswara at Chikka Tirupathi and the idol came to be known as ˜Prasanna Venkateshwara.
How to Reach
Bangalore - Sarjapur - Mugalur - Chikka Tirupathi
Nearest Town: Sarjapur (12.4 km)
Distance from Bangalore: 40.3 km
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the Year.
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