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Sri Narapura Venkateswara Swamy vari Temple, Jammalamadugu

According to the legend, there was a big tank with thick Jambu bushes called Jambulamadugu. This tank is located on the banks of sacred Penna river flowing by the side of Jammalamadugu town in YSR Kadapa district. Later it became familiar as Jammalamadugu.

According to the sthalapuranam, Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy appeared in the dream of a devotee, Naaraapuraiah and asked for installation of his idol that can be found near Jambulamadugu on the banks of the Penna. The devotee found the idol in Jambulamadugu as directed by Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy in Jambulamadugu. Immediately, he installed it on a sand heap to the North of the town. Hence, it is called Sri Narapura Venkateswara Swamy Vari temple.

As per the inscriptions found on the stones in the present temple, the temple which was consecrated by Naaraapuraiah was dilapidated which was renovated in 1919 with the co-operation of some local devotees.

After renovation, every year during the month of Vaisakha, Brahmotsavams are performed to the Lord regularly. This temple came under the control of TTD from 23rd of October 2008. From then all poojas are performed as per Pancharatra Agama.

Sri Siddeswara Swamy Vari Temple, Thallapaka

Sri Kamakshi Sametha Sri Siddeswara Swamy was a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, constructed nearly 1300 yearly ago in Thallapaka village, Rajampeta Mandal, YSR Kadapa District. The statues of Mahaganapati, Siddi Ganapati, Sri Siddeswara Swamy, Sri Kamakshi Ammavaru, Sri valli, Devasenasametha Sri Subramanya Swamy, Sri Chandeeswara, Sri Kalabhairava, Sri Dakshanamurthy were installed inside the temple premises.

The temple of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy, the Kshetrapalaka is situated in the south western side of the temple premises. The Navagrahas were consecrated in the north eastern side. Dwajasthambham was located to the eastern side. The idol of an ardent devotee Sri Vekatataiah is present opposite to Lord siva inside the temple.

The Munikonda (Siddeswara Swamy hill) is present on the western side of the Thallapaka village. Some of the rishis performed penance here to invoke the blessings of Lord Siva who has given them salvation. After attaining salvation, they consecrated Sivalingam and hence the presiding deity is called Siddeswara.

The important feature of this temple is the existence of Jammi tree in the north eastern side. On the top of this tree, peepal and Banyan trees are also found. These are considered as Brahma, Vishnu and Siva existing as a single tree which is a special feature. The devotees believe that if this tree is worshipped, they are blessed with good children.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams took over this temple under on 14th of March, 1991, and from then on daily Dhupa Deepa Naivedyams and Annual Brahmotsavams are performed as per the tenets of Saivagama.

Note: All the temples in YSR Kadapa are open to pilgrims from 6am to 12noon and 4pm to 8pm.

Sri Seetharama Swamy Temple, Saripall, W.G. DIST

Sri Seetharama Swamy temple located at Saripalli in West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh is also a sub-temple of Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple.

This temple is taken over by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams on 28th February of 1984 along with a Kalyanamandapam, which is adjacent to the temple for maintenance. No arjitha sevas are performed in this temple.

Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Vari Temple, Devunigadapa

"Devuni Gadapa" means "Entrance or Gateway or Threshold to reach Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy". This ancient temple is located in Devunikadapa, which is nearly 2 km away from Kadapa town in YSR Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. This temple was said to have constructed by Sage Kripacharya. When the hill shrine of Tirumala is called “Varahakshetram”, Devunikadapa is known as “Hanumathkshetram”.

An idol of Anjaneya Swamy is located behind Lord Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy here. Saint poet Thallapaka Annamacharya worshipped the lord and eulogised him as Kadaparaya, Venkatadri Kadaparaya.

Since olden days, there is a tradition of having Darshan of Lord Sri Venkateswara of Tirumala only after having Darshan of Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara in Devunikadapa. This tradition is continued even today.

Muslims worship Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara on Ugadhi (Telugu New Year), which is considered to be a unique tradition. According to the Legend, Lord Venkateswara had married one of his consorts, Bibi Nanchari, in an inter-religious event, leading to establishment of close relations between the Hindus and Muslims in Kadapa.

All the religious Kainkaryams are performed in this temple as per Pancharatra Agama Tenets.

Temple Structure:As per inscriptions, the Rajagopuram of this temple and that of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple at Tirupati were constructed at a time. The Rathothsavam that is performed every year from Maghasuddha Padyami to Sapthami to the Lord is an eye feast to the devotees, thousands of whom are drawn to the Lord from various places.

Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Vari Temple, Gandi

The sacred temple of Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy is situated in Vempalli Village on the right side of banks of the river Papaghni near Palakondalu in YSR Kadapa District. It has gained a great name and fame as vayukshetra.

As per the temple legend, Lord Rama visited this place in his return journey from Lanka after killing Ravanasura and stayed here for sometime over the wish of Vayudeva, the father of Anjaneya.

Vayudeva built an Golden Arch on the mountain and welcomed Srirama. At the time Sri Rama engraved the picture of Hanuman with his sharp edged bow on a hill stone. This idol was consecrated by sage Vyasa. The temple was built in that place. All the religious Kainkaryams are performed in this temple as per Pancharatra Agama.

Sri Chennakesava Swamy Vari Temple, Thallapaka

Sri Chennakesava Swamy Vari temple is located in the Thallapaka village, Rajampeta Mandal, Kadapa District, about 110 km from Tirupati. The Archa Murthy of Sri Chennakesava Swamy with Sridevi and Bhudevi on the left and right side of his chest respectively, was consecrated in the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple. This temple was constructed some 1200 years ago.

The Archa Murthy was installed facing North. Lord Garuda is present in the opposite side facing Lord Sri Chennakesava Swamy. Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy was consecrated as the Kshetrapalaka of this temple. Dwajasthambham was installed on the top of the temple gopuram. The idols were consecrated on the day of Ashadha Suddha Ekadasi, since then every year the Annual Brahmotsavams are performed from Ashadha Suddha Ekadasi to Bahula Chaviti.

“Chennakesava” means the Lord with beautiful hairs. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has taken over this temple on 14th March of 1991, and from then daily Dhupa Deepa Naivedyams and Annual Brahmotsavams are performed as per the tenets of Pancharatra Agama.

SRI KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE, SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM
The ancient temple of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy is located in Srinivasa Mangapuram, about 12 km to West Tirupati in Chittoor district.

This ancient temple which is under the control of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams since 1967 and utsavams and rituals in this temple are being performed since 1981.

Today, Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple is considered sacred, next to Tirumala temple. Those who are unable to make it to Tirumala can have darshan of Lord Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy to fulfill their wish. As the name indicates, this temple carries significance for newlywed couples. Newlyweds offer prayers first in this temple as this is the place where Lord Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy with Goddess Padmavathi Devi stayed for six months, just after their wedding.

TEMPLE LEGEND
After celebrating His marriage with Goddess Padmavathi, Lord Venkateswara did not return to Tirumala hills. But instead he visited the sage Agasthya's ashram to seek blessings. Over the wish of sage Agastya, Lord Venkateswara along with His consort stayed at his humble ashram which has now become the famous temple. The divine couple stayed here for six months.

While returning to the Tirumala temple, Lord Venkateswara blessed the place with two boons-.

1. The newlyweds and elderly who are not able to visit Tirumala can get the same benefits through visiting Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

2. A devotee who takes part in the Kalyana utsasvam and ties a ‘kaappu’ on their hand, can find their best, most beloved life-partner or find new happiness from their existing relationship.

Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram Seva Details
SNo NAME OF THE SEVA/UTSAVAMS NO.OF PERSONS ALLOWED TIME DAYS AMOUNT OF EACH TICKET IN RS
  Daily Sevas
  1   SUPRABATHAM   ONE   5.00 AM 4.00 AM (ON FRIDAY)   EVERY DAY   10/-
  2    THOMALA SEVA   ONE   6.30 AM 8.30 AM (ON FRIDAY)   EVERY DAY   10/-
  3   Sahasranama Archana   ONE   7.30 AM   EVERY DAY   10/-
  4   Nithyabhishekam - permanent   TWO   11.00 AM   EVERY DAY   500/-
  5   ARJITAH BRAHMOTSAVAM   TWO   12.30 PM   EVERY DAY   100/-
  6   ARCHANA & HARATHI   ONE   DURING SARVA DARSHANAM   EVERY DAY   5/-
  7   SPECIAL ENTRANCE                ONE      DURING SARVA DARSHANAM   EVERY DAY   5/-
  8   EKANTHA SEVA   ONE   8.00 PM   EVERY DAY   10/-
  9 VEDA ASEERVACHANAM TWO DURING SARVA DARSHANAM EVERY DAY 516/-
  WEEKLY SEVAS
  10   SWARNA PUSHPARCHANA
TWO   09.30 AM   TUESDAY   516/-
  11   ASTOTHARA SATA KALASA ABHISHEKAM
TWO   08.30 AM   WEDNESDAY   516/-
  12   THIRUPPAVADA SEVA
ONE   08.30 AM   WEDNESDAY   516/-
  13   ABHISHEKAM
ONE   06.00 AM   FRIDAY   500/-
  14   VASTRALANKARA SEVA
TWO   06.00 AM   FRIDAY   7,000/-
  MONTHLY SEVAS
  15   UNJAL SEVA (BIRTH STAR OF LORD SRAVANA NAKSHTRAM)
TWO   5.30 PM   SRAVANA NAKSHTRAM   116/-
  ANNUAL SEVAS
  16   SAKSHATKARA VAIBHAVAM
JULY
  17   VASANTHOTSAVAM( PER DAY)
TWO   DURING MAY /JUNE   516/-
  18   PAVITROTSAVAM (PER DAY)
TWO   DURING OCTOBER/NOVEMBER   516/-
  19   PUSHPA YAGAM
TWO   MARCH   516/-
  PERMANENT SEVAS
  20   SASWATHA NITHYA ARCHANA
  THE GRIHASTHA OF THE PERMANENT SEVAS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN NITHYA ARCHANA   1650/-
Note: Pilgrims, who wish to perform abhishekam are requested to obtain the seva tickets at least one day in advance at Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tirupati. For further details, please contact Temple no-0877-2264588. You can also contact TTD Call Centre 0877-2277777, 0877-2233333 (24/7).
SRI KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY GROUP OF TEMPLES
SRI PATTABHI RAMA SWAMY TEMPLE, VALMIKIPURAM
This ancient temple of Lord Sri Pattabhirama Swamy is located in Valmikipuram, about 100km from Tirupati in Chittoor district. This is a unique temple, where the presiding deity of Lord Sri Rama is seen along with His spouse Sita Devi and all His brothers, Sri Lakshamana, Bharata and Shatrughna. Since, the main deity of Lord Sri Rama holds sword in His hand, the deity is remarkably known as "Pratapa Rama".
Temple Legend
As per the inscriptions, this ancient temple was built by Sri Jambavantha in Treta Yuga as a mark of his respect towards Lord Sri Rama. After his victory over Ravanasura, Lord Sri Rama returned to Ayodhya and adorned the throne. This temple is said to have been built in connection with the coronation ceremony of Lord Sri Rama and hence the presence of all his brothers along with Goddess Sita Devi is significantly seen in this temple.

The legend also says, Lord Sri Rama expressed Himself before Sage Valmiki in this pious place before the later commenced penning Srimad Ramayanam. So this place is named after the sage as “Valmikipuram”.

Another interesting story which revolves round this place is that as the presiding deity was found in “Valmikam”(Ant Hill), this town is later named as “Valmikipuram”.

The temple was patronized by Cholas and Vijayanagara rulers and is an architectural marvel. The temple “Vimanam” is considered here as “Sudarshana Vimanam” and is said to be most powerful.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams took the administrative control of the temple on 23rd of February, 1997 and thereafter it has been organising all religious events every year in a grand manner.

Sri PattabhiRama Swamy Temple Annual Festivals
Brahmotsavams:
Sri Pattabhi Rama Swamy annual brahmotsavams are celebrated in the month of Chaitra Masam (March or April) every year. Usually this annual fete begins three days before Sri Rama Navami and is celebrated for a period of nine days. Rathotsavam is considered to be the most important fete during annual brahmotsavam.

Abhisheka Darshan:
On the day of Vaikunta Ekadasi

Vaikunta Dwara Darshan:
On the day of Vaikunta Dwadasi.

Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam:
Usually, in all the temples dedicated to Lord Sri Rama, the Sita Rama Kalyanam is performed on the auspicious day coinciding with the star Punarvasu during the month of Chaitra(March/April) which happens to be the birth star of Lord Sri Rama. But the uniqueness of this temple is that this celestial fete is performed, on the day of Dasami with the advent of Ashlesha which happens to be the Birth Star of Goddess Sita Devi in the bright fortnight of Chaitra (March/April) every year.

Other sub-temples in Pattabhiramalayam:
Sri Ranganatha Temple
Sri Panduranga Vittaleshwara Swamy temple
Sri Mahalakshmi Temple
Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy temple

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Tarigonda
This famous temple of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is located in the village of Tarigonda, about 95km from Tirupati. This temple is said to have built by Sage Durvasa some thousands of years ago.

Temple Legend:
As per the inscriptions, as the presiding deity was found in a pot of butter milk, Tari-Butter Milk, Kunda-Pot, the place became popular as “Tarigonda”.

According to legend, during the period of Cholas, there used to be a cattle rearer by name Rama Naidu in Chitticherla village near Bhakrapeta. On a fine day, when he was skimming the buttermilk, he found the lord emerged from it. However, he threw it away thinking as a stone. The same thing repeated on the next day also and he repeated the same thing. On that day night, Lord appeared in his dream and told Him that He was in “Marella Gavi” (hole) located near Tarigonda and asked Rama Naidu to construct a temple for him with the treasure present in the hole.

Rama Naidu who shared his dream with villagers, went to the spot next day and found the treasure in the huge hole and constructed the temple.

The ardent devotee of Lord, Saint Poetess Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba who also hails from this village, penned hundreds of keertans in praise of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Lord Venkateswara Swamy.

It is also said that she dug a tunnel(sorangam-secret passage) from Tarigonda to Tirumala and offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara.

Other Sub-shrines:
A separate sub-shrine has been dedicated to Tarigonda Vengamamba which is located adjacent to main shrine of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and pujas are being performed to Her on par with main deity every day.

Religious Events:
Annual Brahmotsavams in this temple are performed during the month of March every year.
Kalyanotsavam is also an important religious fete that is being observed in this temple.

Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy temple, Kosuvari Palle
This is yet another important and ancient temple which was recently taken over by TTD located in Kosuvari Palle, a small village located in Tamballapalle mandal, about 85km from Tirupati in Chittor District.

The presiding deity of this temple will be seen along with Goddess Padmavathi Devi and the deity is about 5.6feet in height. History reveals that the deity was consecrated by Vengi Cholas while Sri Achyuta Devaraya built the temple in the year 1462 AD.

This temple is also known as “Tiruvengalanadha” temple. All the rituals in this temple are performed as per the tenets of Pancharatra Agama.

Annual brahmotsavams are performed in the month of Magha-(January/February) in the advent of Sravana Nakshatram.

 Sri Konetiraya Swamy, Keelapatla
This ancient temple is located in the village of Keelaptla, Gangavaram mandal in Palamaneru, about 110km from Tirupati in Chittoor District.

Temple History:
This significant feature of this temple is that the presiding deity of Sri Konetiraya Swamy is a look-like of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swamy.

According to temple legend, the presiding deity is said to have been consecrated by Sage Bhrigu. Later the temple was constructed by Cholas and then by Vijayanagara rulers.

To protect the presiding deity from Muslim invasion, it was preserved safely in the huge temple tank located opposite the shrine and later it was re-consecrated. As the deity was protected in the temple tank-Koneru, the presiding deity is known as “Konetiraya Swamy”.

It is believed even today, that there is a passage from this area to Tirumala. Saint Poet Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya is said to have visited this great shrine in the later half of 14th century and penned some extraordinary keertans like, “Kondalalo Nelakonna Koneti Rayadu Vadu”, “Podagantimayya Mimmu Purushottama-Nedayakavayya Konetirayada”, “Tirumalagiriraya…Kondala Konetiraya” and so on.

Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams Andhra Ashram, Rishikesh

Sri Venkateswara Swamy or Sri Balaji Temple located in Rishikesh is a famous Vedic temple at the foothills of the Greater Himalayas.

The temple rituals in the temple of Sri Venkateswara Swamy differ as per summer and winter seasons. The management of the Balaji temple was handed over to TTD in the year 1960.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams also maintains Sri Chandramouleeshwara Swamy temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva here.

SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY VARI TEMPLE SUMMER TIMINGS : 01-11-2014 TO 31-03-2015
SUPRABATHAM 7-30 AM TO 08-00 AM
SUDDI 08-00 AM TO 08-30 AM
THOMALA SEVA 08-30 AM TO 09-00 AM
SAHASRA NAMARCHANA 09-00 AM TO 09-30 AM
IST BELL, BALI & SATHUMORA 09-30 AM TO 09-45 AM
SARVADARSHANAM 09-45 AM TO 10-30 AM
SUDDI 10-30 AM TO 10-45 AM
2ND BELL 10-45 AM TO 11-00 AM
SARVADARSHANAM 11-00 AM TO 12-00 AM
TEMPLE CLOSING TIME 12-00 am TO 03-00 PM
TEMPLE OPENING TIME 03-00 PM
SARVADARSHANAM 03-00 PM TO 05-00 PM
SUDDI & EVENING THOMALA SEVA 05-00 PM TO 05-15 PM
NIGHT KAIKARYA MULU 05-15 pm To 05-30 PM
SARVADARSHANAM 05-30 PM TO 06-30 PM
SUDDI EKANTHA SEVA 06-30 PM TO 07-00 PM
TEMPLE CLSOING TIME 07-00 PM

Note:
1. ABHISEKHAM TO SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY ON FRIDAY(ONLY) : 09-30 AM TO 10-30 am
2. ABHISEKHAM TO SRI PADMAVATHI AMMAVARU ON FRIDAY (ONLY) : 10-30 AM TO 11-00 am
3. ABHISEKHAM ON OTHER AUSPICIOUS STARS 09-30 AN TO 10-30 AM
4. SAMARPANA (ALANKARAM) :10-00 AM TO 11-00 AM

SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY VARI TEMPLE WINTER TIMINGS : 01-04-2015 TO 31-10-2015
SUPRABATHAM 06-00 AM TO 06-20 AM
SUDDI 06-20 AM TO 06-30 AM
THOMALA SEVA 06.30 AM TO 07.00 AM
SAHASRA NAMARCHANA 07-00 AM TO 07-30 AM
1ST BELL, BALI & SATHUMORA 07-30 AM TO 07-45 AM
SARVADARSHANAM 07-45 AM TO 10-30 AM
SUUDI 10-30 AM TO 10-45 AM
2ND BELL 10-45 AM TO 11-00 AM
SARVADARSHANAM 11-00 AM TO 12-00 AM
TEMPLE CLOSING TIME 12-00 am TO 03-00 PM
TEMPLE OPENING TIME 03-00 PM
SUDI 05-45 PM TO 06-00 PM
EVENING BELL THOMALA SEVA 06-00 PM TO 06-30 PM
SARVADARSHANAM 06-30 PM TO 08-00 PM
SUDDI 08-00 PM TO 08-15 PM
SARVADARSHANAM 03-00 PM TO 05-45 PM
EKANTHA SEVA 08-15 PM TO 08-30 PM
TEMPLE CLSOING TIME 08-30 PM

Note:
1. ABHISEKHAM TO SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY ON FRIDAY : 08-30 AM To 09-30 AM
2. ABHISEKHAM ON OTHER AUSPICIOUS STARS : 08-30 AM TO 09-30AM
3. ABHISEKHAM TO SRI PADMAVATHI AMMAVARU ON FRIDAY (ONLY) 09-30 AM To 10-00 AM
4. SAMARPANA (ALANKARAM): 10-00 AM TO 11-00 AM
5. 2ND BELL: 11-00 AM TO 11-30 AM

Temples outside Tirupati (outside temples)
Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy temple, Narayanavanam

It is yet another ancient temple of mythological significance located about 60 km from Tirupati in Chittoor district.

According to temple legend, it is the place where Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy married King Akasaraju’s daughter Goddess Padmavati.

King Akasaraju had a son and a daughter. The daughter’s name was Sri Padmavati, she fell in love with Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy and was married to him. As the celestial wedding took place in Narayanavaram, Padmavathi’s brother had constructed two Temples; one in Narayanavanam, and another in Tirumala to commemorate this occasion.

It is one of the few temples where we can see Venkateswara Swamy with both Padmavathi Devi and Maha Lakshmi in a single temple complex.

Sri Vedanarayana Swamy Temple, Nagalapuram

This is one of the most important and ancient sub-shrines under the umbrella of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams located at a distance of about 70 km from Tirupati on Chennai highway.

According to sthala puranams, Lord Brahma made penance for creation of life on the earth. During that time, Demon Somakaasura had stolen the Vedas from Brahma and hid them under the ocean, which had consequently obstructed the creation of life on the earth.

Ultimately, Lord Brahma, and other deities brought this incident to the notice of the Lord Maha Vishnu.

The Saviour among the Trinity, Lord Maha Vishnu had taken the guise of a “Mathsya” (Fish) and killed Somakaasura and restored Vedas to Brahma. The uniqueness of this temple is that the presiding deity here is the first incarnation among dasavataras of the Lord.

The main deity Veda Narayana Swamy is seen in a standing posture, with his fish-like tail clearly visible, flanked by Sridevi and Bhudevi on his either sides. Another important feature is that the Sudarshana Chakra in one of his hands is ready to let loose in an attacking posture.

Sub shrines of Goddess Lakshmi Devi as Vedavalli, Lord Rama and Hanuman can be seen here.

The most interesting fact about this temple is that the Surya Puja performed during the month of March for five days. During these days (usually between 24th and 28th of March), sun rays travel at a distance of 360 feet from the temple tower, slowly enter the main threshold and further into the ‘Garbagriha’ and stop at the deity’s feet, navel and finally on crown. As it occurs never again in other parts of the year, it is considered an astronomical marvel and auspicious.

Sri Venugopala Swamy Vari temple, Karvetinagaram (taken over temple):

The presiding deity in this ancient shrine is Sri Venugopala Swamy – a form of Lord Krishna, seen here, standing in front of a cow, holding a flute in his hands and a pot of butter at his feet, accompanied by his wives Rukmini and Satyabhama on his either sides.

Sri Kariya Manikya Swamy temple in Nagari:

This ancient temple is also called Sri Perumala Swami temple and is located in Nagiri, 51 km from Tirupati. It is believed that Lord Sri Maha Vishnu killed Makara (a crocodile) and saved Gajendra (an elephant) at this place. This episode is referred as Gajendra Moksham in the Bhagavatam.

Sri Karivarada Raja Swamy vari temple, Satravada (taken over temple):

Both the Nagari and Satravada temples are considered to have originated out of the famous episode in Srimad Bhagavata-the “Gajendra Moksham”.

Kari Varada Raja Swamy vari temple was patronised by the kings of Karvetinagaram.

As per the temple legend, thousands of years ago, this area was covered with dense forest located on the banks of sacred Kushasthali river and was the dwelling place for herds of elephants. During the rainy season, the water level in the river increases alarmingly housing several crocodiles.

One day a crocodile attacked an elephant while it was taking a dip in the river. At that time, the elephant sought the help of Lord calling Him as “Varada”. Lord Sri Maha Vishnu destroyed the crocodile with His Sudarshana Chakra and saved the elephant.

As he appeared to protect Elephant (Kari) as Varada, the presiding deity of this ancient temple is known by the name Sri Kari Varada Raja Swamy Varu.

Every year “Nadabhavi Utsavam” is conducted at the day of Chitrapournami and “Gajendra Moksham Poojas are performed.

Sri Annapurna Sameta Kashi Vishweshwaraswami temple, Bugga Agraharam:

This temple is located in Bugga Agraharam, on the outskirts of Nagari on the banks of Kusasthali river, about 56 km from Tirupati. It houses the idols of Kasi Viswanatha, His consort Goddess Annapurna, Kamakshi Devi and Prayaga Madhava Swamy along with His consorts Sri Devi and Bhu Devi. The important festivals held here are Mahasivaratri, Karthika Somavaram, Pradosham and Kala Bhairava Ashtami.

AVANAKSHAMMA OR AMNAKSHIAMMA TEMPLE:

Avanakshamma temple is located in Narayanavanam, Chittoor District. It is located 40 km away from Tirupathi (on Tirupathi-Chennai road). In past, Narayanavanam was the capital of Kavetinagar Suryavanshi Raja’s and the Fort is located behind Avanakshamma temple.

Avanakshamma (small) idol is Swayambu and a bigger idol is installed later on. Lord Brahma installed and worshipped Avanakshamma.

It is located close to river Aruni. Agasthya Muni named her as “Amnayakshi” which means Goddess with “Vedas as her eyes”. She is also called as “Avanasini Devi” which later on changed as” Avanakshamma”.

Since Goddess Parvathi, over the request of Lord Brahma and other deities saved Vedas here from Asuras, she is called Amnakshamma.

Goddess Padmavathi Devi offered prayers to Avanakshamma before her wedding with Lord Sri Venketeswara Swamy. She did Gowri Pooja in this temple. This temple is said to have been built by Akasaraja’s (father of Padmavathi Devi) grandfather and now this temple is being renovated and brought under the control of TTD.

Temple Timings, Arjitha Sevas (Daily, Weekly and Monthly Sevas) and Important Annual Utsavams and Fairs & Festivals
SNo Name of the Temple Temple Timings Arjitha Sevas and Weekly Sevas Annual Utsavams, Fairs and Festivals
  1   Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple, Tirupati   5.00 am to 9.00 pm   Suprabatham Archana Abhishekam (weekly) Unjal Seva (on every Saturday) Kalyanotsavam (on every Punarvasu Nakshstahram Day) Ekantha Seva   Vaikunta Ekadasi Ugadhi Brahmotsavams Pushpayagam Sri Rama Navami Hanumajayanthi Gokulastami Pavithrotsavams Float Festival
  2    Sri Kalyana Venkateswara swamy Temple and its sub temples, Narayanavanam   5.30 am to 8.30 pm  Suprabatham Archana Abhishekam(weekly) Unjal Seva(on every Friday and Saturday) Kalyanotsavam (Daily) Arjitham Ekantha Seva   Vaikunta Ekadasi Rathasapthami Ugadhi Asthanam Sriramanavami Brahmotsavams Anivara Asthanam Utlotsavam Float Festival Varalakshmi Vratham Pavithrotsavams Deepavali Asthanam Danurmasam
  3   Sri Vedanarayana Swamy Temple, Nagalapuram   5.30 am to 8.30 pm   Suprabatham Archana Abhishekam (weekly) Unjal Seva(on every Friday and Saturday) Kalyanotsavam Ekantha Seva   Vaikunta Ekadasi Rathasapthami Surya Pooja Ugadhi Asthanam Sriramanavami Mathya Jayanthi Brahmotsavams Anivara Asthanam Varalakshmi Vratham Deepavali Asthanam Danurmasam
  4   Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple, Karveti Nagaram   5.30 am to 8.30 pm   Suprabatham Archana Abhishekam (weekly) Unjal Seva (on every Friday and Saturday) Kalyanotsavam (During Brahmotsavam only) Ekantha Seva   Vaikunta Ekadasi Rathasapthami Ugadhi Asthanam Sriramanavami Gokulastami Brahmotsavams Anivara Asthanam Varalakshmi Vratham Deepavali Asthanam Danurmasam
  5   Sri Kari Manikya Swamy Temple, Nagari   5.30 am to 12.30 pm and 4.00pm to 8.30pm   Suprabatham Archana Abhishekam (weekly) Ekantha Seva   Vaikunta Ekadasi Rathasapthami Krishnastami &Utlotsavam Kartheeka Deepam Pavitrotsavam Danurmasam Kanuma
  6   Sri Kati Varadaraja Swamy Temple, Sathravada   5.30 am to 12.30 pm and 4.00pm to 8.30pm   Suprabatham Archana Abhishekam (weekly) Ekantha Seva   Vaikunta Ekadasi Rathasapthami Krishnastami and Utlotsavam Kartheeka deepam Pavitrotsavam Danurmasam Kanuma
  7   Sri Kasi Visweswara Swamy Temple and Sri Prayaga Madhava Swamy Temple, Bugga Agraharam (Nagari) Sri Amnakshamma temple   5.30 am to 12.30 pm and 4.00pm to 8.30pm   Suprabatham Abhishekam (Daily) Ekantha Seva   Ugadi Vinayaka Chavathi Kartheeka Deepam Giri Pradakshana Maha Sivarathri Uttra Palguni Kalyanotsavam Danurmasam Jatara of folk goddess Amnakshamma