Old Papanasanam


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Abandoned sacred spot:


Papanashanam (also called Papavinasanam) is a holy place in Tirupathi. Papa (sin), Nashanam (destruction) and hence the literal meaning.This place that you are now seeing is an abandoned sacred spot in Tirumala. The pond of Papanashanam has been restricted ever since a new place has been constructed for the devotees to visit. A short trek of about 25 to 30 minutes takes you to this place, which is now restricted.


The place is now full of trees, wildings and yearns to be discovered. We have it fully documented so that you might take a full visit of this beautiful virgin spot that is completely in restriction.

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Papa Nashanam, the literal translation to the phrase ‘Destruction of Sins’ is a holy place in Tirupathi, India. Devotees visit here in lieu of the belief that their sins shall be washed away. A very famous regional tourist spot, this place is now in official restriction because of the construction of a dam. The waters of the Papanashanam river are used for the sustenance on the hill town of Tirumala.


There is a pond believed to be sacred and when bathed in it, one shall be redeemed of the sins. However, this pond is now not in access to the public since there is a dam being constructed and the water from this water body is supplied to the general needs of the public. Due to this reason, a new place with modern shower system has been constructed for the devotees to visit.


The waters of Papanashanam, considered as holy and believed to contain powers that could wash away one’s sins are one of the seven sources of water bodies for sustenance on the hill town of Tirumala.


There is a pond believed to be sacred and when bathed in it, one shall be redeemed of the sins. However, this pond is now not in access to the public since there is a dam being constructed and the water from this water body is supplied to the general needs of the public. Due to this reason, a new place has been constructed for the devotees to visit.


Once open to the public, this awesome place is located in the pilgrimage hill-town of Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh, India. In the completely abandoned forest of the Narayanadri hill range is located a sacred pond, the waters of which are believed to destroy the sins of people when bathed. This holy place is called Papanashanam (also called Papavinasanam).

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Papa (sin), Nashanam (destruction) and hence the literal meaning. The pond of Papanashanam has been restricted ever since a new place has been constructed for the devotees to visit. The pond that is now visible is a very old and pure water body. A short trek of about 25 to 30 minutes takes you to this place, which is now restricted. It has been open before the new place and is now totally under official restriction.
Tour it Virtually has documented this place to give the viewers a glimpse of the beauty that underlies in the sacred pilgrimage of Tirumala.

Sacred pond:


This sacred pond has been referred in Skandapuranam and Venkatachala Puranam (ancient Hindu Scriptures) stating a holy bath in these waters would relieve one from the sins attracted through their mortal lives and brings prosperity and peace. This place is on the hilltop of Tirumala, an abode of Lord Sri Venkateshwara.


People who visit Tirumala for Balaji’s Darshan will definitely make a trip to Papavinasanam. Earlier days people used to go down to touch the waters directly from the water running into the pond; keeping security in concern, the temple governance have made an arrangement for devotees making the water accessible in the form of showers on a flat platform.


The pond that is now visible is a very old and pure water body. A short trek of about 25 to 30 minutes takes you to this place, which is now restricted. It has been open before the new place and is now totally under official restriction.

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Tour it Virtually, has documented this place to give the viewers a glimpse of the underlying beauty in the sacred pilgrimage of Tirumala.

Coordinates 13°43’6.34″N 79°20’30.54″E
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