Chilkur Balaji Temple, Hyderabad

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Chilkur Balaji Temple in Hyderabad is also famously known as the Visa Balaji Temple or Visa God. This is a very ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Balaji and his consorts, Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi. This temple is famous all over the world for being the only temple that does not accept any money. In fact, there are no ‘patr dans’ or money boxes in the temple. All people are equal in the eyes of God and hence, no one including the VVIPs is given any special treatment.

The temple is not under the control of the state or the central government. It is believed that the temple is at least half a millennium old and this has been proven after studying the style and architecture of the temple. The temple is beautifully located on the banks of the Osman Sagar Lake and is about 33 km from Mehedipatnam. Because of the unique style of governance, the temple attracts thousands of devotees each year.


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