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The Tirumala hill is at a height of 853 m above sea level and in area extends to about 10.33 sq miles. The Tirumala hills is having 7 peaks which are said to represent the heads of Adhisesha. This has also given the name of Seshachalam to the hills.
The names of these seven heads are Neeladri, Seshadri, Garudadri, Vrushabhadri, Anjanadri, Venkatadri and Narayanadri. The balaji temple of tirupati is located on the peak of Venkatdri or known as Venkata hill, which is the seventh peak, thus giving the name of temple of the seven hills to the Tirumala Venkateswara temple. . Lord Venkateswara is the main diety, which is one form of Hindu God Vishnu. The lord is also known by other names such as Govinda,Srinivasa or Balaji. The exact location of the balaji temple is in the southern side of the banks of the holy tank of Sri Swami Pushkarini. The temple itself is traditional in shape and style with many queues and pilgrim lodging sites built newly.
It is the richest centre of pilgrimage, second to the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, in any other faith also. It is said to had 50000 crores of property and is also the most visited worship place in the world as about 50,000 to 100,000 devotees visit the balaji temple in tirupati on a daily basis which is about 30 to 40 million people on an average in a year. During festivals or on special occasions like the Brahmotsavam, the number can increase to more than 500,000, which makes it further established as having the highest number of pilgrims in the world. A number of legends are said to be related to the God in Tirumala, one of which says that the temple contains a murti or idol of the Lord Venkateswara, which is believed to remain in the future for the whole kalki yuga.