Sri Venkateswara Swami(Balaji) Temple In Greater Chicago


Cultural Events

Historically, Hindu Temples have been the custodians of Indian Culture. They have played a major role in promoting, preserving and celebrating the various Indian art forms. Since music and dance are so interwoven with Hindu worship and rituals, the temples became the chosen centers for the presentation and nurturing of these arts and the artists.


Thousands of devotees from the mid western states, especially from Chicago land used to travel to Pittsburgh to have darshan of Sri Venkateswara swami. While the experience was spiritually rewarding, the time and effort required to make the trip was making it difficult for many to have his darshan as often as their hearts desired.


Gift Shop

The gift shop is wholly owned by the temple and is run by volunteers. The gift shop is open for your convenience on the weekends from 11.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. If you need to browse the shop on week days please do not hesitate to enquire at the temple office. We have mini Ganesh icon for your car, brass deepams, devotional CD...etc



The town of Tirumala is said to be a place of "Nitya kalyanam pachaa toranam" which means that every day the town has the festive atmosphere of a wedding due to the many utsavas or festivals that take place there. The Sanskrit word "utsava" comes from the word "ut" meaning "removal" and "sava" which means "worldly sorrows" or "grief".