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Monday, May 11, 2015

Tirumala Tourist Spots: Akash Ganga

Origin of Akasha Ganga: A great Vaishnava Saint Peria Tirumalai Nambi (973 AD) was performing services to Lord Venkateswara by bringing water from Papavinasam Falls for the daily morning puja of the Lord. Even during his advanced age the Saint was performing this service.The Lord took mercy on him and appeared in the form of a fowler and stood before him begging him for water to quench his thirst.The Saint refused to give him the water as the water was required to be offered to the Lords feet during puja.The fowler shot an arrow at the pot making a hole and drank the water.Tirumalai Nambi felt sad at this act of the fowler and started going back to Papavinasanam for bringing water.The fowler told him not to worry and immediately shot an arrow at a spot in the Anjanadri hills and sacred water gushed out.The fowler then appeared to the Saint as Lord Venkateswara and told him to draw water hereafter from this new water fall which is much nearer to the temple and named it Akasha Ganga.
The gushing waters of Akashganga are cool and refreshing. A wash and bath in this water has therapeutic effects.We drank copious quantity of this water and felt a new energy coursing through our veins.


22 comments:

  1. What an interesting place! I hope that water effects for women's skin.

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  2. I have visited this place but didn't know the story in detail! Interesting!

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  3. Remember visiting this place last time I had been to Thirumala

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  4. Interesting story behind the water source. :)

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  5. My parents/grandparents have took bath in Papavinasam Falls in their early days. Now the falls seems to turn into just spring!

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  6. I would love to visit this place.

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  7. That's an interesting story behind this place. Serene and beautiful.

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  8. Namaste.....
    Nice background though I wonder, where is the water going? Is it just flowing on the ground and going to waste?

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    1. This is a mini waterfall that has been channellised but ultimately joins a small river.

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    2. Namaste....
      I hope you are well? You haven't posted for a while I hope that means you are travelling and enjoying time with your family.

      Stay blessed.

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  9. Lovey post Rama! India is replete with wonders and with stories around each place:)

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  11. I am so happy to note the water has lots of positive energy, Ram.
    Not only is it holy, but also revitalizing - that's great!
    Have a Beautiful Week!
    Peace :)

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  12. Interesting tale of the origin. The water certainly looks clear and refreshing.

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  13. Very well captured. A special place.

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  14. beautiful shots! i would love to visit this place :)

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  15. Wow, nice to know more about this place. This region has got lot to offer for everyone.

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