Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple Tiruchanur
Andhra Pradesh , Chittoor
Situated in Tiruchanoor, at a distance of 5km from Tirupati, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru. The Temple is also known as Alamelu Mangapuram temple. At present, the temple is administrated by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
According to the legends, once the great Sage Bhrigu came to see Lord Vishnu at Vaikunth. Lord Vishnu was sound asleep at the time. Sage Bhrigu felt it as a direct insult and gave a kick to the chest of Lord Vishnu. Lord Mahavishu graciously accepted his fault, and afterwards paid proper homage to Maharishi. Unable to carry the burden of witnessing the abuse of the Lord Vishnu at the hands of Maharshi Bhrigu, Goddess Lakshmi came to earth seeking...View more
penance near Swarnamukhi river. After 12 years of hard tapas, she emerged from the Golden Lotus on the 13th year on Panchami day during the last fortnight of Karteeka month. The Goddess Lakshmi was reincarnated as a Divine Child, capturing the King Akashraja's attention who took her as a daughter and naming her after the Lotus as Sri Padmavathi. Lord Vishnu also came down to the Earth, seeking Goddess Lakshmi. He took the form of Lord Venkateswara and married Sri Padmavathi.
The temple is built according to the Dravidian style of architecture. There is a pond nearby the temple called Padmasarovaram. The temple is huge and has its own Puskarini and Prasadam Complex (free lunch distribution). The main temple is in pure gold. Sri Krishna Swamy Temple and Sri SundararajaSwamy Temple are sub-temples within the Padmavathi Temple.Picture Courtesy: commons.wikimedia.org
Timings : The temple opens at 5:00 AM and closes at 9:00 PM
Devotees are advised to dress traditionally. Men are advised to wear dhoti or pyjamas with upper cloth. For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or churidar with pyjama and upper cloth.
Andhra Pradesh is definitely a priceless gem present in the tiara of Indian glory. The uniqueness of this state is distinctly observed from its diverse religions and communities followed by Andhra people. Tiruchanoor, is one of the oldest pilgrim towns located 5km away from Tirupati, is abode of Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi. Tiruchanur is also known as Alamelu Mangapuram.
Tiruchanur, Alamelu Mangapuram, Andhra Pradesh 517503
Alamelu Mangapuram is well connected by rail, road and air. The nearest railway station is Tirupati and Renigunta Junction. The nearest airport is Tirupati. Cab services and auto are easily accessible. Buses are available all the time.
Suprabatham : 5:00 AM
Sahashra Namarchana : 5:30 AM
Padmavathi Parinayam (Kalyanotsavam) : 10:30 AM
Unjala Seva : 5:00 AM
Ekantha Seva : 9:00 AM
Sarvadarsanam : 7.00 AM to 6:00 PM
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
There is a auspicious padmavathi hundi in the temple and it is believed that those who donate here will live their life more comfortably than before. Devotees also offer glass bangles, Turmeric, clothes to the goddess. Priest offer these to Goddess and after the puja return the bangles, clothes etc to the devotees.
Astothara Sata Kalasabhishekam is performed on 1st Wednesday of every month