Went along with a few frnds to the Chilkur Balaji Temple. I must say never ever have I seen any temple like this!
This 500 year-old Balaji Temple is 20 kms from the city in Chilkoor village in Ranga Reddy district on the Vikharabad highway. On the banks of the picturesque Osmansagar, it offers a good view of the Gandipet Dam.
There is no archana(offerings), hundi(money chest), dakshina or any other special pooja. No tickets for entry, only one kind of darshan, no matter who you are. There are no queue or prasad tickets as well.
When one goes to the temple and has an unfulfiled wish, he has to circle around the sanctum sanctorium 11 times. On fulfillment of that wish he/she has to circle around the sanctum sanctorium 108 times!
No paisa, no sifarish, sab ke liye ek hi rule!, just plain reverence. Something rare found in the temples across India. The powers of the temple are attributed to this fact and thousands of devotees throng the temple everyday! But one thing mann ko shanti milti hai!
There is a lot of history connected with the temple, more can be found on the website! The god here is also reffered to as ‘Visa venkateshwara’, simply coz ppl who come here before goin 2 Chennai for the visa process have all sucessfully gone through the process!