The one of its kind Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy temple is located opposite to Padma Saraovaram-the
temple tank of Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru temple in Tiruchanoor, about 5km from Tirupati.
The presiding deity of Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy in this ancient temple is believed to have been installed by
none other than Lord Sri Venkateswara Himself as a token of His worship to the Sun God.
According to temple legend, after Goddess Lakshmi left Vaikuntha notwithstanding the ignominious gesture of Sage
Bhrigu who hit Lord Mahavishnu on his chest, which happens to be Her dwelling place, Lord also left Vaikuntha in
search of Her. He happened to meet Goddess Padmavathi Devi and wished to marry her for which he required lot of wealth.
For “Lakshmi Kataksham” he offered penance for twelve long years worshipping Lord Surya, the eternal power which is
responsible for birth and growth of the entire humanity and fulfillment of aspirations. Lord Surya appeared before
Lord Sri Maha Vishnu and granted His wish and hence this place is also called “Bhaskara Kshetram”.
Venkatachala Mahatyam states that Lord Suryanarayana was instrumental in blossoming of the Golden Lotus in full splendor
from where Goddess Padmavathi emerged from Padma Sarovaram.
As a mark of tribute to Sun God, Lord Mahavishnu in His incarnation as Lord Venkateswara constructed a temple and consecrated
a fine black stone statue of Lord Suryanarayana, located 20feet towards the east on the bank of Padma Sarovara and to the north
of Sri Alarmelmanga Tayar sannidhi in Sukapuri, the legendary name of present Tiruchanur.
All the rituals in this temple are as per vaikhanasa agama tenets.