SRI KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE, SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM and its Groups

SRI KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE, SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM and its Groups
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.

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You can book for Seva well in advance through tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in
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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 that revolves around this place is that as the presiding deity was found in “Valmikam”(Ant Hill), this town is later named “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 the most powerful.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams took administrative control of the temple on the 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 the 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 an 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 buttermilk, 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 of 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 was repeated 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 the 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 kirtans in praise of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and Lord Venkateswara Swamy.

It is also said that she dug a tunnel(sporangium-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 the main shrine of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy and pujas are being performed to Her on par with the 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 the 14th century and penned some extraordinary keertans like, “Kondalalo Nelakonna Koneti Rayadu Vadu”, “Podagantimayya Mimmu Purushottama-Nedayakavayya Konetirayada”, “Tirumalagiriraya…Kondala Konetiraya” and so on.