Konetirayala Swamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor
Located in Keelapatla Village, Andhra Pradesh, Konetirayala Swamy Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Here, Lord Vishnu or Lord Venkateshwara is called as Konetirayadu. The temple was constructed by the Regents of Pallava Kings in the 9th and 10th centuries. The temple is said to be as old as the Tirupathi Temple and the idol look similar to the one at Tirumala.
According to the legends, Saint Kashyapa advised Saint Brughu to establish the idols of lord venkateshwara swamy in 7 different places to get rid of the sin and to seek forgiveness for kicking on Lord Vishnu's chest. As per the advise, Saint Brughu established the idols in 7 different place; however, he hid all these places with his magical powers that only the devotees can view. When Lord Venkateshwara made Tirumala hills as his abode, Saint Bru...View more
hu removed the magical powers from the 7 places and the common people came to know about these idols. Later, many Kings came forward to build temples to the Lord Venkateshwara at these places.
The temple is constructed based on Dravidian style of architecture. The temple has pyramid shaped towers and are constructed with sandstone, soapstone or granite. The temple has four gateway towers and gopuram on its four sides. The base of the eastern tower, the Rajagopuram is made of granite. In the sanctum of the temple, the idol of Lord Konetirayadu is in standing posture with his "Kati Varada Hastas", natural "Sanlchu Chakras" and with the i...View more
pressions of Sridevi and Bhudevi, on the chest.
Timings : 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
People in Chittoor enjoy a scrumptious platter of Andhra delicacies. A good helping of plain rice accompanied by a variety of gravies, curries, and even dry meat is the traditional food of Chittoor. Andra Pradesh is famous for its spicy food, especially when it comes to curries and gravies. One can find a variety of tasty and finger-licking local delicacies being served in various restaurants in Chittoor. The local people in Chittoor are very fond of Carnatic music. Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Veeranaatyam, Lambadi, Kolatam, etc. are some of the most popular regional dance forms in Chittoor. The ancient art of Veedhi Natakam is popular till date in Chittoor. The local craftsmen are skilled artisans who create terracotta figures, wood sculptures, and bronze images.
Keelapatla,Chittoor,Andhra Pradesh 517408
There is no railway station near to Keelapatla in less than 10 km. However, there are railway Stations from Near By town Chittoor are the railway Stations near to Chittoor. One can reach from Chittoor to Keelapatla by road after . However, Katpadi Jn Railway Station is major railway station 55 KM near to Keelapatla.
Keelapatlas nearest airport is Vellore Airport situated at 48.2 KM distance. Few more airports around Keelapatla are as follows. Vellore Airport 48.2 KM , Tirupati Airport 94.1 KM.
Chittoor is the Nearest Town to Keelapatla. Chittoor is 48 km from Keelapatla. Road connectivity is there from Chittoor to Keelapatla.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:30 AM onwards
Brahmotsavam, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Ratha Saptami