Kalyana Venkateswara Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor
Located at Srinivasamangapuram, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, Sri Kalyana Venkateswara swamy Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. Here, in this temple, lord Vishnu is referred to as Kalyana Venkateswara. Categorised as an ancient monument of National importance by Archaeological survey of India, the temple is one of the centrally protected monuments of national importance. According to the inscriptions on the temple, the temple was renovated during the 16th Century by the grandson of Sri Annamacharya, Sri Tallapaka Chinna Tirumala Acharya.
According to the legends, Lord Venkateswara Swamy or Lord Balaji did not return to his abode in Tirumala Hills after marrying Goddess Padmavati, the daughter of King Akasa Raja. Instead, the lord along with Goddess went to seek blessings of great saint Agasthya at his ashram. When the sage requested, the Lord decided to stay at the ashram of the sage for a period of six months. Pleased with his stay, Lord Venkateswara blessed the place with such ...View more
owers that anyone who is unable to visit the Tirumala Temple can visit the Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple and receive the same blessings. Along with this, even for newlyweds couples can get the boon of happy and contented life by seeking Lordís blessings here.
The temple is built based on Dravidian style of construction. The idol of Lord Venkateswara is facing west and is in standing posture with four hands with left two hands one in varada mudra and one holding Chakra and right two hands one in kati mudra and the other holding Shanka.
Timings : General Darshan timings are from 05:30 AM to 07:30 PM
Sarvadarshanam takes place throughout the day at regular intervals
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men. People who are planning to attend seva programs inside the temple need to wear traditional attire (strictly recommended by temple management)
Tirupati, a place where one can see two ancient languages, Tamil and Telugu, is an amazing place to visit having linguistic harmony in the country. Though the principal and official language spoken by the people is Telugu, Tamil is understood by few. The education system here is totally that of English language, mostly between the educated classes.People, both local and tourists can visit the Gangamma Jatra, specially held for a week from 8th May to 15th May, each year. This auspicious week is worth experiencing for its unusual rituals. Other than this festival, the other most famous festival is the Brahmotsavam, held at the Chandragiri Fort along with the Rayalseema Food and Dance Fest, another common attraction for tourists.
Srinivasa Mangapuram (Sri Kalyana Venkateshwara Swamy Temple), NH205, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 517101
Tirupati airport is nestled in the region of Renigunta. One has to cross only 15 km distance from the core of the main city. Frequent flights are accessible from other major Indian metropolis such as Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore to this place. The adjacent International airport is Chennai from which the place has a good connectivity with different corners of the country and abroad. One can take flights from Tirupati to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad & other major cities.
The main railhead of the place is Tirupati Railway Station that is linked with railway stations like Bangalore, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Madurai and Mumbai. Renigunta rail station is very close to the city and is at a distance of 15 km. Renigunta lies in Trivandrum-Delhi route. Thus, once one arrives at the capital of India, there are various sources to know how to reach Tirupati.
Govt Buses and Private Travel buses from all places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are available to reach this Sri mangapuram Temple in Tirupati.
Srinivasa Mangapuram is about 12kms from Tirupati. There are local means of transport like autos and buses. There are regular bus services provided by the APSRTC from Tirupati. There are also private taxis available that take one to the temple and drop one back to one's destination.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 05:00 AM onwards.
Brahmotsavams, Vaikuntha Ekadasi