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Chakra Theertham in Tirumala Tirupati

Chakra Theertham is one among the seventeen sacred lakes or Tirthas near Tirupati Balaji Temple in Tirumala. It is believed that water from these seventeen lakes merge in the Swami Pushkarini Lake. Legend has it that a devotee of Venkateswara named Padmanabha worshipped the Lord here for 12 years.


It is said that Padmanabha was fed with Adharma on earth. He prayed to Balaji to get rid of the Adharma and reinstate Dharma. It is said that Balaji finally answered his prayers and sent his Sudarshana Chakra to get rid of people practicing Adharma.

Murtis of Lakshmi, Narasimha form of Vishnu and Sudarshana Chakra are worshipped here.

The most auspicious day at Chakra Theertham falls on the 12th day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik Month. A sweet is made and is distributed among devotees on the day.

The popular belief is that taking bath in the Chakra Teertham helps in attaining Moksha.