Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tirupati Balaji Temple History

Tirupati Balaji Temple History

Tirupati Balaji Temple History as stated in Bhavishyottara purana

Once a number of Rishis (sages) assembled on the bank of the Ganga and got things ready to perform Yajna. Narada came to them and asked them which god they intended to please by performing the sacrifice. The Rishis were nonplussed and requested the sage, Bhrigu, to solve the problem. That sage undertook to solve the problem by examining the three chief divinities. He first went to Brahma and found him busy chanting the Vedas with one mouth, uttering Narayana Mantra with another and looking at Vani with the third face. He took no notice of Bhrigu. Then the sage went to the abode of Siva. There again he found Siva fully absorbed in sporting with his consort and not taking notice of Bhrigu's arrival and presence. From here Bhrigu went to Vaikunta and found Vishnu similarly engaged in amours with Lakshmi. Disgusted with this, Bhrigu kicked Vishnu on his Chest (Vaksha Sthala). Vishnu immediately got up, apologized Rishi for not noticing.  Vishnu knows that the Sage is impulsive due to the presence of third eye in his foot. Vishnu started pleasing sage by massaging Bhirgu's foot and enquired if it had been injured, while sage was in different  he then pluck third eye out. Sage Bhrigu then realized his mistake and apologized for his acts and left Vaikunta seeking blessings from Vishnu. 
Lakshmi was angered because Bhrigu kicked the spot which was her  favorite resort on the bosom of the Lord and went away to Karavirapura or Kolhapur to stay there, leaving Vishnu. Unable to bear the solitude, Vishnu left Vaikunta and wandered about. In course of time he came to Seshachala, found it sufficiently interesting and settled down on the mountain in an ant-hill on the bank of the Swamy Pushkarini.

Tirupati Balaji Temple History