Also found in: Wikipedia.


city (1991 pop. 188,904), in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state in S India. It is located in a valley of the Eastern Ghats some 35 mi (56 km) NNE of Chittoor. The city is noted for its handicrafts, which include silk weaving, wood carving, and the manufacture of brassware. It also has rice and oilseed mills and is the site of a university. Tirupati is best known as a major religious site. Famous ancient shrines occupy the sacred hill of Tirumala just northwest of the city. The Tirumala temple, which occupies the hill's summit, reputedly draws more than a million visitors annually and is said to be the richest temple in India. It is sacred to the Hindu deity Balaji (or Vankateswara), the giver of worldly wealth.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 23 (ANI): Newly-appointed Governor of Andhra Pradesh Biswabhushan Harichandan went to Tirupati on Tuesday morning to seek blessings of Lord Balaji.
India, July 1 -- Amar Chitra Katha, India's leading comic book house, today announced the launch of their latest comic - Tirupati. Based on fact and legends surrounding India's richest temple, Tirupati aims to capture a pan-Indian cultural ethos given the temple's iconic status as one of the richest temples in the world and its great reverence amongst Indian people from all walks of life.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-November 25, 2010--CRISIL downgrades Tirupati Buildings & Offices' rating to D(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 25, 2010--CRISIL downgrades Tirupati Buildings & Offices' rating to D(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Summary: Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 8 (ANI): A Gujarati couple is running from pillar to post in search of their pet cat, whom they had lost while on their way back from Tirupati.
Subba Reddy, the new chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam (TTD) Trust Board visited the Lord Balaji's temple walking on foot from Tirupati (down the hill) to Tirumala (top of the hill) on Saturday morning.
Summary: Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Apr 22 (ANI): The state chief secretary L V Subrahmanyam ordered an inquiry into the security lapses in transporting the gold belonging to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD).