Tirumala is surrounded by several holy water bodies (theerthams). Among these, the Japali theertham is most widely known and has been visited by most pilgrims. The chief attraction here is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman (Anjaneya swamy). Sage Jabali did penance at Sri Hanuman’s birthplace atop Tirumala and Sri Hanuman revealed himself at the spot. So it is known as Japali Hanuman Kshetra.
About The Temple
The Japali Anjaneya Swamy temple at Japali Theertham is among the least known and most worthy places to visit in Tirumala. The Japali Aanjaneeya Swamy temple is on the way to Akasa Ganga from Tirumala. From road we have to walk nearly 1 km inside the forest. Legend has it that Lord Rama and his consort Sita and brother Lakshmana stayed here along with Lord Hanuman. There is a perennial pond, called as "Rama Kund", in the temple premises that was said to be the source of drinking water, during their stay here. There is a water source flowing to this place and it is not known where the water comes from.
The famous festivals celebrated at this site are Tumburu Phalguna Pournami, Chakra Kartika Masa – Ksheerabdi Dwadasi, Kumaradhara Magha Pournami and Ramakrishna Pushya Pournami.
Pilgrims visiting Tirumala take a bath in Japali Teertham, as it believed that all their sins and evils will be washed out when they dip in the teertham. Rahu Ketu Pooja is also performed at Japali Teertham.
The nearest airport to Tirumala is near Renigunta about 15 km from Tirupati. The nearest railway station is in Tirupati, which is about 26 km from Tirumala. APSRTC runs a daily 'Travel as you like' bus service from Tirumala to Papavinasanam, covering important places on the way like Venugopala Swamy temple, Akasha Ganga and Japali.
Japali Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Papavinasanam Road, Tirumala, Tirupati Taluk,
Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh,
India, Pincode – 517504.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To cleanse away sins
Mano Javam , Maruda Thulya Vegam, Jithendriyam Buddhi Matham Varishtam, Vatha Atmajam Vanara Yudha Mukhyam, Sree Rama Dootham Sirasa Namami
Meaning -I bow my head to salute Rama's messenger, who has won over His mind, who is as fast as the wind, who has mastered his organs, who is the most knowledgeable, who is the wind God's son, and who leads as the chief in the army of monkeys.
Anjaneya Madhi Paatalaananam, Kanjanaadri Kamaneeya Vigraham, Paarijatha Tharu Moola Vaasinam, Bhaavayami Bhava mana Nandanam
Meaning -I bow before the wind God's darling son, Anjana's son, the great killer of ogres, who is handsome and like a golden mountain, who lives near Parijatha tree's roots.
Divya Mangala Dehaaya Peethambara Dharayacha Thaptha Kanchana Varnaaya Mangalam Shri Hanumathey
Meaning -Oh Lord Hanuman who has a mystical form, who adorns a silk garment in yellow and who looks similar to molten gold, let thy be auspiciousness.
Anjana Nandanam Veeram Janaki Soka Naasanam, Kapeesa Maksha Hantharam, Vandhe Lanka Bhayankaram
Meaning -We salute Lanka's horror, Anjana's brave son, who ended Sita's sorrows, the ruler of monkeys and the one who killed Aksha, Ravana's son.
The temple is open from 06:00 am to 07:00 pm.