The famous Tumburu Theertham is located a few kilometres far away from Tirumala, and as per legend, once the great gandharva, Tumburu has cursed his wife for her laziness, and as per his curse, his wife has become a toad,and she was living in the pond for a long time.The great Sage Agasthya had once visited this holy place along with his disciples, and as soon as he took bath on the pond, the toad had regained her Gandharva form, and went to the abode of Gandharva Loka, and began to live with her consort Tumburu, and hence forth she has become an active Gandharva woman, and, the place where she lived as a toad, was came to be known as Tumburu Theertham.
Whoever visit Tirumala, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, must necessarily visit this sacred Tumburu Teertham also, in order to cleanse their sins.We can’t expect food and water at this place, and hence, devotees must have to bring their own food and water, in order to remove their hunger and to quench their thirst.
Tumburu Theertham is one of the precious nature’s gifts, and it is an ancient water resource, which was mentioned even in the ancient Vedas. Bathing in this water would bring good fortunes and happiness in our lives. Pilgrims can visit this Holy Theertham during winter season, since during that time, this place would look more beautiful,surrounded with full of greenery. There is also a small open temple for Lord Tumburu, and whenever we visit the Tumburu Theertham, we can offer our prayers to Lord Tumburu. A.P.S.R.T.C buses are available and devotees can utilise the transport facility.
Gandharva Tumburu has obtained the face of a horse as a boon from Lord Shiva, and he has done it so, in order to sing divine songs loudly in praise of Lord Indra, Brahma and Vishnu, by travelling to various divine worlds. Most of the Hindus are not aware of Tumburu, since he contains the head of a horse, and even some of the Hindus are funnily commenting his horse face, without knowing about his significance. The great Tumburu can travel to any place as per his wish within a short time, but humans like us would be able to travel only a few kilometres, and even for that, we need some type of transportation facility!
“OM SRI TUMBURU BHAGAVANE NAMAHA”