Tirupati Balaji Temple Inaugurated In Jammu Today
The temple of lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy ‘Tirupati Balaji Temple’ inaugurated by HM Amit Shah in Jammu to boost religious & pilgrimage tourism in the territory.
Tirupati Balaji Temple, located in the picturesque Shivalik forests of Majeen in Jammu and Kashmir, opened its doors to devotees on June 8th. The temple was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah through a video conference.
Spanning across a vast 62-acre land, it is expected to become one of the largest temples in the Jammu region and is poised to significantly enhance religious and pilgrimage tourism in the Union territory.
The construction of the temple, which cost an estimated Rs 30 crore, marks the establishment of the sixth Balaji temple outside Andhra Pradesh.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), responsible for the development of the renowned Tirupati Balaji temple in Andhra Pradesh, has previously constructed five Balaji temples in Hyderabad, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Delhi, and Bhubaneswar.
YV Subba Reddy, the Chairman of TTD, stated earlier that the temple would be opened to devotees free of cost.
The temple is strategically located on the route between Jammu and Katra, where the famous Mata Vaishno Devi temple is situated.
Reddy emphasized that the temple would adhere to the same systems and practices followed in the original Tirumala temple, ensuring consistency and continuity in worship.
The inauguration of the Tirupati Balaji Temple in Jammu is expected to significantly boost the tourism industry in the region.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, in a bid to promote tourism, will dedicate the temple to Sri Venkateswara Swamy, also known as Tirupati Balaji, on June 8th.
The temple’s completion and opening mark a significant milestone in North India, as it is the first of its kind in the region.
Special prayers were held at the temple on the preceding evening, and the official announcement confirmed that the inauguration would take place the following morning.
The event signifies a momentous occasion for both devotees and the tourism industry in Jammu and Kashmir, and it is anticipated that the temple will attract a substantial number of pilgrims seeking the blessings of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy.
The opening of the Tirupati Balaji Temple stands as a testament to the continued growth of religious and pilgrimage tourism in the region.