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TIRUPATI, or TRIPETTY

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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 1013 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TIRUPATI, or TRIPETTY, a town of British India, in the North Arcot district of Madras,with a station on the Madras railway, 84 m. N.E. of Madras city. Pop. (1901), 15,485. It is famous for a temple on the neighbouring hill of Tirumala, 2500 ft. above the sea, which is one of the most frequented places of pilgrimage in southern India. The town contains numerous temples connected with the shrine of Tirumala, and is noted for its brass-work and wood-carving.
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