" After availing the darsan of various such divinities along the flight of
stairs and covering a long distance, we come to the Galigopuram.
is a majestic tower adorned on its top with holy Tripundram- triple lines
buffeted by conch and disc, and fitted with colourful bulbs. During nights, due
to its elevation, it is seen for miles afar and the pious pilgrims traveling in
the vehicles rend the sky with shuts of 'Govinda, Govinda', when it comes
into their view. The sleeping copassengers joining
them utter loudly in ecstatic delight,
heralding, as it were, their coming to Balaji Bhaghavan. For the inhabitants of
Tirupathi, it is a divine sight and on seeing it against the backdrop of dark
sky, they join palms and offer mental prayers.
Here at this stop-over there are many worth-seeing spots sagaciously planned and
superbly maintained by the refined temple authorities. There is a gigantic
statue of Hanuman in standing posture with palms joined, appearing as it were
paying homage to the ardent devotees ascending with untold hardships.
Instinctively every pilgrim offers obeisance standing near the high pedestal.