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Hyderabad Chilkur Balaji Temple – the Visa God - No Donations Accepted

Chilkur Balaji Temple – the Visa God - is a unique shrine in Hyderabad and it does not accept any donations and there is no Hundi. A shrine that saw few visitors became very popular during the past decade thanks to the IT industry.  Almost all the IT professionals who visit the temple had received an opportunity to fly abroad within a year.

Working or moving to the United States, Australia or other Western countries is a dream for many Indians. But enough visas are not issued by these western countries to meet the growing aspirations of the middle class Indians. So many Indians seek divine intervention and head to the Chilkur Balaji Temple – the Visa God.

Chilkur Balaji Temple is about 25 km from Hyderabad off the Vikarabad road and on the banks of Osman Sagar.


The shrine is dedicated to Balaji or Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Venkateswara is the deity who helps people in Kali Yuga - the present era.

Hyderabad Chilkur Balaji Temple Timings

Morning Darshan starts at 5:00 AM
Evening Darshan ends at 8:00 PM

Apart from routine puja ritual closing the temple is open throughout the day.

Hyderabad Chilkur Balaji Temple Rituals

  • The faith here is that if a you make a wish after 11 pradakshinas, then that wish comes true. 
  • And once the wish comes true, you will have to come back to do 108 pradakshinas around the entire temple.    
  • The devotee needs to keep the eyes open while offering prayers.               

No Donations Accepted Hyderabad Chilkur Balaji Temple

Another notable aspect of this temple is that it is one of the very few temples in the country, which does not accept any monetary donations in the Hundi.

The pujaris also do not accept any money.