SRI KALYANA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE, SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM and its Groups
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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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.
|SNo||NAME OF THE SEVA/UTSAVAMS||NO.OF PERSONS ALLOWED||TIME||DAYS||AMOUNT OF EACH TICKET IN RS|
|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/-|
|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/-|
|14||VASTRALANKARA SEVA||TWO||06.00 AM||FRIDAY||7,000/-|
|15||UNJAL SEVA (BIRTH STAR OF LORD SRAVANA NAKSHTRAM)||TWO||5.30 PM||SRAVANA NAKSHTRAM||116/-|
|17||VASANTHOTSAVAM( PER DAY)||TWO||DURING MAY /JUNE||516/-|
|18||PAVITROTSAVAM (PER DAY)||TWO||DURING OCTOBER/NOVEMBER||516/-|
|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".
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
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.
Vaikunta Dwara Darshan:
Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam:
Other sub-temples in Pattabhiramalayam:
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.
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.
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.
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.