The idol of the Balaji always maintains a temperature of around 43.33 °C. The Tirumala Hills is at a height of about 3000 feet. Abhishegam sacred bath is done early in the morning around 4.30 a.m. to the idol with cold water, cold milk and other dravyams.
There is a traditional belief among the devotees that Lord Balaji opens his third eye and is visible at the time of Abhishegam. Morning bath of Bhagwan Tirupati Balaji, not everyone is blessed with this gift.
Tirupati Balaji Sweats after Bathing?
But immediately after the sacred bath, fine particles of water, appear on the body of the idol just like sweating. The priests, gently wipe the sweating by pressing a silken cloth on the body of the idol.
On all Thursdays, when the ornaments are put on the idol of Balaji and when removed just before the commencement of the sacred bath they are found to be very warm.
In all granite stone idols of gods and goddesses one can see the chipping marks of the sculptor’s chisel on the stones. Similarly in the case of metallic casting of idols one can detect visible marks of the liquid metal having been poured for the casting of the idol at places near the holes for pouring the liquid metal.
But the idol of Lord Balaji is totally devoid of such marks or blemishes. Not only that, Intricate carvings/workmanship have a smooth finish giving one a feel that it is a divine hand that has finished the idol. The various decorative ornaments carved on the idol of Lord Balaji, like the chutti on the forehead, the ear rings, the eye brows, the decorative snake formations etc. all look bright and spick and span like polished ornaments.