The legends of India and Hinduism are at once mind boggling to the extent of testing one’s imagination and at the same time most of them are verifiable with facts from antiquity, Astronomical dating, Linguistics, Carbon Dating..
Lord Balaji Foot prints.Tirumala Hills, India
.We have Human settlements in India,in Chennai itself dating back to 1.07 Million years!
We have Bhimbedka rock inscriptions dating back to some 50,000 years.
We have references to Tsunamis in Tamil Classics,which are now being accepted by science as Facts.
Mount Toba’s ashes settled in Jwalapuram, Kurnool, Andhra and this is dated again to antiquity.
We have the Nazca lines of Peru which resembles Shiva’s Trident.
Lord Krishan’s son Pradhyumna built a city in Russia.
Lahore Pakistan was built by Lava, son of Lord Rama.
The Mayas and Incas followed the Agama procedure in building their Pyramids.
In the Middle east we have the Shiva Temple now called Mecca.
Also we have a Shiva temple in Petra Jordan.
The US is not far behind nor are the Americas.
The Central American countries followed Ramayana and even Andal’s Thiruppaavai.
Makara Sankaranthi was celebrated there.
And we have a Natural Vishnu temple in the Grand Canyon.
I have written on all these with authentic proof and Links.
About a couple of years back I posted an article that the Thirumala Hills in the Eastern ghats of India resemble the face of Lord Venkateswara of Tirupati.
I also posted some articles on some strange happenings in Tirupati which defy reason.
Mind you these have been documented.
Now as the Deccan Plateau is one of the oldest landmass of the earth and it has a natural arch, I checked whether I could find any information geologically in support of the Legend of Lord Balaji.
In the process I came across information that Lord Venkaestwara’s Feet are to be found in the Thirumala Hills.
And people worship this.
Though I had been to Tirupati many times I never knew of this.
According to Vedas/Puranas ‘Srivari Padalu’ is the place where Lord Venkateswara Swamy first set his feet on one of the seven hills namely ‘Narayanagiri’. The footprint of the Lord is available in this place to the pilgrims with restricted access by T.T.D so that they cannot touch the foot prints. Pilgrims have to climb 300 odd steps to reach this divine spot from where a beautiful top view of the temple town ‘Tirumala’ is very delightful to watch.
Location: Srivari Padalu , Tirumala
Distance: 6 Km from Tirumala Bus stand
Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh
What about the History of the Easten Ghat of which the Thirumala forms a part along with six other Hills?
The Eastern Ghats are older than the Western Ghats, and have a complex geologic history related to the assembly and breakup of the ancient supercontinent of Rodinia and the assembly of the Gondwana supercontinent.
The Eastern Ghats are made up of charnockites, granite gneiss, khondalites, metamorphic gneisses and quartzite rock formations. The structure of the Eastern Ghats includes thrusts and strike-slip faults all along its range. Limestone, bauxiteand iron ore are also found in the Eastern Ghats hill ranges.
The Eparchaean Unconformity of the Tirumala Hills is a major discontinuity of stratigraphic significance that represents an extensive period of erosion and non-deposition. It is seen at the steep natural slopes, road scars and ravines in the Tirupati– Tirumala Ghat road in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
Which individual has gone up to the top of the Thirumala hills to sculpt Two Feet only to propagate Hinduism and Lord Venkateswara?
And what did he get out of this?