The most famous Tirumala Tirupati temple attracts lakhs of devotees and the devotees are not just limited to India but also all over the world. When these devotees visit tirumala temple they also visit papa vinashanam to have a holy bath.
Papa Vinashanam is spread in a bowl shaped land; it is an age old water reservoir where water from all mountain sides are emptied into. A dip in the holy water is said to cleanse the devotee of all his sins and bad deeds.
Papa Vinashanam is the Holy place of Tirumala Tirupati. Papa Vinashanam (cleanser of Sins) is located about 5 Kms north of the Tirumala temple is a deep bowl formed by the surrounding hills that created a reservoir ages ago and many a mountain stream emptied into it. This came to be known as the Papavinashanam (The Cleanser of sins).
Its waters were initially used for worshipping purposes but abandoned later because of the distance from the temple. It is still used though, for special occasions.
To conserve water forever increasing number of pilgrims and therefore, the temple township, a dam was constructed across but the pilgrims, thus preserving the tradition, provided a bypass for bathing. It is believed that the holy waters of this place dissolve the sins of the devotees. Hence this place is known as Papavinashanam. A dam constructed here regulates the water flow.
So visit this holy place when you visit Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam