Sri Vedanarayana swamy temple, Matsya Narayana Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Chittoor
Situated at Nagalapuram town in Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, Sri Vedanarayana temple or Matsya Narayana Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Here, Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Matsya (fish) avatar and is referred to as Matsya Narayana or Veda Narayana. The temple was built during the time of Sri Krishna Devraya. The temple is maintained by Tirumala Tirupathi Devathanam.
According to the legends, demon Somakudu stole Vedas from Lord Brahma while he was sleeping and hid himself in the deep oceans. Devas approached Lord Vishnu and prayed to him to retrieve the Vedas. Lord Vishnu took the Matsya avatar and retrieved the Vedas from the demon. As the Lord took Matsya avatar to retrieve the Vedas he was known as Veda Narayana Swamy. According to the legends, it is at this place that Lord Vishnu took the Matsya avatar a...View more
d a temple was built at this place for Lord Vishnu in the Matysa avatar.
The temple was built according to the Dravidian style of architecture. The internal sanctum sanctorum of this temple houses an image of Matsya form of Lord Vishnu. The temple walls are sculpted with different images of gods and goddesses. The idol in this temple is facing towards west and sun rays fall on the Lord during the Sunset (6.00 pm to 6.15 pm). Another interesting fact is that the sun rays fall at the feet on the first day, on the chest ...View more
n the second day and on forehead on the third day. This happens once in a year, 12, 13 and 14th days of Phalguna Month (in the month of March).
Timings : 05:30 AM to 11:30 AM & 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Wear neat and modest clothes. Avoid shorts for men
Tirupati is a city famous as Hindu pilgrim place in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The developing city witnesses millions of visitors round the year. The city is surrounded with seven hills and the greenery around it makes the city look more beautiful. The official language of the city is Telugu. The language spoken by the people of the city are Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.Hinduism is the main religion followed by the people of Tirupati. The people of the city are simple and hard working. They start their journey to earn their daily bread right from the early morning at 3:00 am and work till late evening. Most of the people work and earn on daily basis.
Tirupati Rd, Nagalapuram, Andhra Pradesh 517589
When planning to go on Tirupati trip by bus, it is better to choose APSRTC and KSRTC buses so as to complete the journey with less expense. Sri Vedanarayana swamy temple, Nagalapuram is at a distance of 70 Km from Tirupati. APSRTC runs direct buses to Sri vedanarayana swamy temple nagalapuram. If not direct bus, then any bus which goes to Picchatur/ Uthukottai/Chennai(bus via Uthukottai) goes via Sri Vedanarayana Swamy Temple Nagalapuram.
Travellers can board trains to Tirupati from anywhere in India. Tirupati railway station is a major railway station. Instead of looking for a direct Tirupati train, one can also go to Renigunta station which lies on the Delhi – Trivandrum route.
Tirupati airport is located at a distance of 15kms from the city centre near to Renigunta. Flights to Tirupati are available from major metropolitan cities like Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Flights to Tirupati needs early booking during festive seasons so as to avoid high rates.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:30 AM onwards
Surya Pooja Utsavam, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Andal Neeratotsavam, Bhogi, Sankranti, Kanumu, Rathasapthami and Kanchi Garuda Seva.