Sri Chintala Venkataramana Swamy temple
Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur
Sri Chintala Venkataramana Swamy temple is an ancient temple located in Tadipatri, the Anantpur district, Andhra Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Venkataramana Swamy, a form of Lord Vishnu. It is believed to have been built by Timma Naidu, a feudal head of the Vijayanagar Kingdom, controlling part of Andhra Pradesh.
According to the temple legends, it is believed that Lord Parashurama lived here and worshipped Lord Siva. The Chintala Venkatramana temple is of 6th century and belongs to the Vijayanagar period.
The outer walls of the temple are elaborately decorated with carvings depicting stories of Lord Rama, Lord Krishna and other forms of Lord Vishnu. The Mukhamantapa of the temple has forty beautifully carved pillars varying in design. The idol of Lord Venkataramana Swamy is a classical master piece of the Vijayanagar Kingdom. There are two other temples inside the complex, one dedicated to Lord Vishnu's consort and the other to Lord Anjaneya. Ther...View more
is a secret underground passage (king's passage) in the temple leading to the Gooty fort. At present, the tunnel's entrance from the temple has been closed by the ASI. There is a pillar that stands tall in the garden maintained right opposite the temple. There is also a Thulabharam pillar (weigh scale), a typical trademark of the Vijayanagar Kingdom in the garden.
Timings : 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM and from 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wear neat and modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
Tadipatri has two notable temples within the town, the Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple and the Sri Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple. The sthala puranam, or local history, says that these two temples were built in a day by two brothers. The Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple was completed by the next morning but the Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple wasn't complete. The belief is that had this temple been completed it would have been 'Dakshina Kaashi', or Kaashi of the South. The architecture of these two temples is largely Dravidian and reflects the Vijayanagara style.Tadipatri got its name from Tatipatri which means garden of palm trees. Another version is that Tataki, a demon lady who tried to kill Sreeram on his way to save the yaga of Viswamitra but was killed by Sreeram at this very place and hence the name.
Gandhi Katta, Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh 515411
Instead of Tadipatri you can a get flight to Hindustan Airport on regular basis.
Tadipatri 218 km away Hindustan airport (BLR), Bangalore, Karnataka
Tadipatri 209 km away Tirupati airport (TIR), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Tadipatri.
Railway Station(s): Tadipatri (TU), Jutturu (JUR)
Tadipatri is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Bus Station(s): Tadipatri
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:30 AM onwards
Diwali, Ramanavami and Brahmotsavam