Saturday, August 6, 2011

Short Trip to Chikka Tirupati

This Sunday was again a good day for us as we could go for a short bike trip to Chikka Tirupati. In Kannada, Chikka means small and so it’s a small temple for lord Tirupati. This temple, also called as Sri Prasanna Venkateshwara temple is hardy 30 kms from  Marathalli. I with my wife and in-laws started at eight in morning. About 5 kms from hope firm circle, we touched the NH207 which took us up to the temple. Road throughout the trip was very decent except for few small patches. Drive in morning was excellent and it’s about nine when we reached to the temple. This place was small and very quite. We parked our bikes and car near to the entrance gate which is a colorful gopuram with a pillar. We took the pooja stuffs from a small shop there and entered into temple. There were not much people around and I like a temple at most if there is no rush inside. The temple is small as its name suggests but you will feel very pretty inside the premise. A metallic bronze pillar in front of the entrance of the temple makes it more beautiful. We entered the temple and had the darshan and pooja. After that we spent half an hour inside the premises and started back. Driving back was again good. In between we stopped our bikes and had the home made breakfast. We reached back to our home in next one hour.