Chilkoor Balaji Mandir
This 500 year old Balaji Temple is 20 kms from the city in Chilkoor village, Ranga Reddy Dist. on the Vikharabad highway. On the banks of the picturesque Osmansagar, it offers a good view of the Gandipet Dam. A so-calledimportant feature of the temple is that there is no hundi / offerings box. Instead, tradition states that the only fee the lord requires is for the devotee to make Parikrama / rounds of the temple, pradakshinas. The usual procedure is to take 11 pradakshinas and then express the wish. If the wish comes true the devotee shall promise to take 108 more pradakshinas and which most of the times comes true / granted.
He is also called "VISA GOD", an urban legend states that those who pray and make the 11 pradakshinas with a VISA to USA / any other country will obviously be granted and will come back for his 108 Pradakshinas.Whether or not a wish is really granted after the pilgrimage to the temple, pradakshinas are done is still open for debate.
What is not, however, is the fact that Chilkur Balaji temple is one of Hyderabad’s enduring religious legacies.