Tirupati Thimmappa is very much alive in janapada (Kannada) culture of south India. When people take pilgrimage to Tirupati, they chant 'Tirupati Thimmappana Padakke Govinda Govindaa'. Gathering folklore knowledge of Indian Villages may give more in depth history and heritage of Tirupati Temple. Tirupati Thimmappa is also known as richest God. He was Kula Devata (Mane Devaru) vokkaliga community of Tulu Gowda and namadhari gowda's ,Kodagu Gowda.
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