Temples in Tirupati
Tirupati a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh is a well known Hindu holy city. Here there are many important temples described in Vedas or Hindu epics. These temples have their own significance and because of which they are visited by numerous devotees round the year. The devotees offer huge offerings to the deity in the temple. They believe that by seva, offerings, vows, visiting and praying they can make deity happy and will get what they wish.
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, Tirupati
A place like Gopuram is Sri Govindarajaswami Temple. It is considered one of the important temples of the city. It is believed that Saint Ramanujacharya started chanting in this temple in 1130 AD.
The sub-temples located in the premises of temple are Sri Parthasarathiswami Temple, Sri Tirumangai Alwar Temple, Sri Madhurakavi Alwar Temple, Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Sri Salai Nachiyar Ammavari Temple, Sri Andal Temple, Sri Ramanuja Temple, Sri Manavala Mahamuni Temple, Sri Vyasaraya Anjaneyaswami Temple, Sri Kurath Alwar Temple, Sri Chakrathalwar Temple, Sri Mudal Alwar Temple, Sri Vedantha Desikar Temple, Sri Nammalwar Temple, Sri Woolu Alwar Temple, Sri Sanjeevarayaswami Temple (opposite to the Hathiramjee Mutt), Sri Anjaneyaswami Temple (near outer Bugga), and Sri Eduru Anjaneyaswamy Temple.
Festivals in Sri Govindarajaswami TempleThere are many important festivals celebrated in this temple round the year like Vaisakha Festival (Brahmotsavam), Float Festival, Sri Salai Nachiyar Panguni Uttara Festival, Sri Andal Margalineerattam Festival, Rathasapthami, Bugga and Ponnakalva Utsavam, and Sri Bhashyakarla Utsavam.
PrasadamThe paid Prasadam in this temple includes Dadhyodanam (Rs.100.00), Pulihora (Rs.225.00), Pongali (Rs.250.00), Chakkera Pongal (Rs.300.00), Sakara Bath (Rs.300.00), Seera (Rs.550.00), and Dosapadi (Rs.125.00).
SevasSevas in the temple includes:
- Thomala Seva (Rs.10.00)
- Sahasranamarchana (Rs.10.00)
- Ekanta Seva (Rs.10.00)
- Special Darshan (Rs.5.00)
- Archana & Harathi (Other temples in the premises) (Rs.5.00)
- Quick Darshan (Rs.20.00)
- Unjal Seva (on Uttara Nakshatram and on Fridays) valid for five persons (Rs.116.00)
Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple, Tirupati
Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Ram, Laxman and Godess Sita. It is located in the center of the town. The temple belongs to Chola period. It is believed that the temple is a symbol of Lord Rama visit to Tirupati. In Hindu religion it is believed that any temple of Lord Rama is incomplete without Lord Anjaneyaswami or Lord Hanuman.
FestivalsThe temple celebrates festivals like Ugadi, Ramanavmi and Brahmoutsav.
SevasThe sevas in the temple includes Archana and Harathi (Rs.5.00), Abhishekam (Sankalpam) (Rs.20.00), Abhisheka Darsanam (Rs.5.00), Nitya Archana (1 year) (Rs.42.00), Nitya Archana(Permanent) (Rs.542.00), Unjal Seva (every Saturday, max five people) (Rs.116.00), and Sri Rama Kalyanam (Rs.300.00) (for couple).
Sub Temple: Sri Vari Padala MandapamSri Vari Padala Mandapam lie on the footpath way towards Tirumala is a part of Sri Kondandaramaswamy Temple, Tirupati. The Sevas that are available here includes Sri Vari Padala Seva (Rs.5.00) and Harathi (Rs.5.00).
A temple at a distance of 3kms from Tirupati towards north is dedicated to Lord Shiva is known as Sri Kapileshwaraswami Temple. It is the only Siva temple in the town which is near the waterfall called Kapila Teertham or Alwar Teertham.
The other sub temples in the campus are Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, Sri Lakshminarayanaswamy Temple and Sri Vinayakaswamy Temple located on the second ghat.
Sevas in Sri Vari Padala MandapamThe Sevas that can be done by the devotees in the temple includes Archana & Harathi (Rs.5.00), Abhisheka Darsanam (Rs.2.00), Sahasranama Archana (Rs.2.00), Nithyabhishekam – permanent (Rs.542.00), Nithyabhishekam - one year (Rs.42.00), Rudrabhishekam (Rs.50.00), Navagraha Abhishekam and Archana (2 persons) (Rs.100.00), Archana Navagarahams (Rs.50.00) (for each graham Rs.5.00), Sivaparvathula Kalyanam (on every Mahasivarathri Day) (for couple) (Rs.250.00) and Unjal Seva (every Monday - for 5 persons) (Rs.116.00).
Festivals in Sri Vari Padala MandapamThe festivals celebrated in the temple includes Vinayaka Utsavam, Annabhishekam, Karthika Deepam, Float Festival, Maha Sivarathri, Skanda Sashti, Arudra Darsanam Utsavam, Devi Navarathri Utsavam, Kamakshi Devi Chandana Alankaram and Nithyabhishekam.
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram
Moving towards the west of Tirupati at a distance of 12kms is Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple in Srinivasa Mangapuram. The history of the temple narrates the story behind the establishment of the temple that is “Lord Venkateshwara stayed here with Goddess Padmavathi after marriage before moving towards Tirumala”.
SevasThe sevas that devotees can offer in the temple includes:
- Nithya Archana – permanent (Rs.1650.00)
- Abhishekam (Rs.500.00)
- Thomala Seva (Rs.10.00)
- Archana (Rs.10.00)
- Archana and Harathi (Rs.5.00)
- Abhisheka Darsanam (Rs.5.00)
- Special Entrance (Rs.5.00)
- Kalyana Utsavam (Rs.516.00)
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Narayanavanam
The place where Sri Venkateswaraswami married Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru is at Narayana Vanam. The place is at a distance of 40kms from Tirupati. The main deity of the temple is Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami.
There are four sub-temples:
- Sri Padmavathi Ammavari temple
- Sri Andal Ammavari temple
- Sri Sita Lakshmana Sameta Ramulavari temple
- Sri Ranganayakula Swami temple
In addition, there are five other temples attached to Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami temple:
- Sri Parasareswara Swami temple
- Sri Veerabhadra Swami temple
- Sri Sakti Vinayaka Swami temple
- Sri Agastheeswara Swami temple
- Sri Avanakshamma temple
FestivalsThe festivals celebrated in the temple include annual Brahmotsavams, Andal Neeratotsavam, Navarathri, Varalakshmi Vratham, Ugadi Asthanam, Giri Pradakshina (Konda Chuttu Thirunallu), Panguni Uttarotsavam, Float festival, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Anivara Asthanam, Karthika Deepam, Ratha Sapthami, Sreerama Navami, Chaitra Pournami, Andal Thiruvadipuram Utsavam, Deepavali Asthanam, & Dwadasi, and Dhanurmasam.
SevasThe sevas that devotees can offer deity in this temple are done periodically like Bahumanam Kalyanotsavam (Rs.300.00) Uttareeyam and blouse piece and Abhishekham (Rs.5.00) (Friday).
Sri Veda Narayanaswami Temple, Nagalapuram
In Hindu religion it is believed that Lord Vishnu took new Avtar in the form of Matsya to protect Vedas from Demon (rakshasa). This is the reason the temple has been named as Sri Veda Narayanaswami. The temple belongs to Krishnadeva Raya the emperor of Vijayanagara. The temple is located at a distance of 70kms in south east of Tirupati in Nagalapuram.
The idol placed here is of Lord Vishnu in the form of Matsya with Chakra in hand and with Sridevi and Bhudevi.
The sub-temples within the main temple are:
- Sri Vedavalli Tayaru
- Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple
- Sri Veeranjaneya Swami temple
- Sri Bhakta Anjaneya Swami temple
- Sri Sita Lakshmana Sameta Ramulavari temple
FestivalsThe festivals celebrated in the temple annually are Brahmotsavam, Surya Puja and Float festival. Other festivals celebrated are Vaikunta Ekadasi, Andal Neeratotsavam, Bhogi, Sankranti and Kanumu, Rathasapthami and Kanchi Garuda Seva.
SevasThe periodical sevas that are offered to deities in the temple are Bahumanam Arjitha Kalyanotsavam (Rs.300) Uttareeyam and blouse piece and Abhishekam (Fridays –Vedanarayanaswamy) (Bhakta Anjaneyaswamy on Sunday) (Rs.5.00).
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Sri Venugopalaswami Temple, Karvetinagaram
Sub-temple is of Sri Sita Ramula Pattabhishekam.
FestivalsThe festivals celebrated in the temple round the year are annual Brahmotsavam, Utlotsavam, Vaikuntha Ekadasi (Mukkoti Ekadasi), Ugadi Asthanam, Gokulashtami, Teppotsavam (Float Festival) and Sankranti Utsavam.
SevasThe sevas offered by devotees to the deity are Archana or Harathi (one person) (Rs.5.00), Abhishekam (one person) (Rs.5.00) and Annual Kalyanotsavam (for married couples) (Rs.300.00).
Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple, Appalayanagunta
The temple belongs to the period of Rajas of Karvetinagar. The main deity of the temple is Lord Venkateshwara residing along with Goddess Padmavathi and Sri Andal. The place where Siddeswara and other sages got blessings from Lord Venkateshwara after Lord Venkateshwara’s marriage with Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru is situated in Appalayanagunta. The temple is known as Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple which is at a distance of 14kms from Tirupati.
The temple has idol of Anjaneyaswami. Believers believe that worshiping wind-god will give them relief from chronic diseases.
FestivalsThe festivals celebrated in the temple are Brahmotsavam, Anivara Asthanam, Deepavali, Vaikunta Ekadasi and Vaikunta Dwadasi, Rathasapthami and Ugadi.
SevasThe sevas that devotees can offer to the deity in the temple are
- Kalyanotsavam (once a year) (Rs.300.00) (for two persons)
- Harathi (Rs.5.00) (for one person)
- Abhishekam every Friday (Rs.5.00) (for one person)
Sri Chennakesavaswami Temple, Tallapaka
Sri Chennakesavaswami Temple, 1000 year old temple belongs to the period of Matti Rajas according to historic evidences. The temple is at a distance of 100kms from Tirupati in Tallapaka village. In this place Sri Narayanasuri and Lakkamamba gave birth to Sri Annamacharya (the Sankeertana Acharyulu).
The sub-temples of Sri Chennakesavaswami Temple are:
Sri Kamakshi Sameta Sri Siddeswaraswami Temple
Sri Gopalaswami Sameta Chakrathalwar Temple
FestivalsThe festivals celebrated every year are Brahmotsavam and Vardhanti Utsavams are conducted every year.
Sri Kariya Manikyaswami Temple, Nagiri
Sri Kariya Manikyaswami Temple or Sri Perumala Swami temple is at a distance of 51kms from Tirupati in Nagiri. The story narrated about the existence of temple in one of the epic of Hindu religion (Mahabhagvatam - Gajendramoksham) is that-“Lord Vishnu protected an elephant (Gajendra) from a crocodile (Makara) at this place”.
FestivalsThe festivals celebrated in this temple are Kanchi Garuda Seva, Kanuma Utsavam, Rathasaptami and Vaikuntha Ekadasi (Mukkoti Ekadasi).
SevasThe sevas offered by devotees to the deity in the temple are Arjitha Kalyanotsavam (Rs.300.00) (2 persons) and Harathi (Rs.5.00) (for one person).
Sri Annapurna Sameta Kasi Visweswaraswami Temple, Bugga
Sri Annapurna Sameta Kasi Visweswaraswami Temple is at a distance of 56kms from Tirupati in Bugga on the banks of Kusasthali river.
The main deities at this temple are Sri Kasi Visweswara Swami, Sri Devi Bhudevi Sameta, Sri Annapurna Ammavaru, Sri Kamakshi Ammavaru, and Sri Prayaga Madhava Swami.