Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Dwaraka Tirumala (Chinna Tirupathi)
Andhra Pradesh , West Godavari
Situated in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam is a famous and ancient temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. The temple is also known as Dwaraka Tirumala. The temple is popularly called as "Chinna Tirupati" because devotees who are unable to go to Tirupati Balaji Temple can offer their donations, prayers and worship in this temple.
According to the legends, once the sage named Dwaraka was doing penance to Lord Venkatesawara. Pleased with his devotion, Lord Venkatesawara gave him darshan. Dwaraka was advised by Lord Venkatesawara, to install his image in a temple lying hidden in an ant-hill. Sage Dwaraka located the self manifested idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara and he installed the idol there in the hill and built a temple. That's how the pilgrimage centre is called&nb...View more
p; "Dwaraka Tirumala" after the great saint.
The temple is a masterpiece of South Indian Architecture with its five-storied main Rajagopuram facing the south and three other gopuras on the other three sides. The Vimana is in the Nagara style and old Mukhamantapa is extended to a great extent to suit the present day needs. There are several temples of Alwars attached to the Prakara on all sides. The idol of Lord Venkateswara is visible upto the chest level and the lower portion is believed t...View more
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Timings : The temple opens at 4:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Darsanam timings for devotees :
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
3:00 PM to 5.30 PM and
7.00 PM to 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 has a rich and diverse culture. 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.An affinity for different cultures and a rare open-mindedness cultivated by a rich history allows for a harmonious way of life in the City of Nawabs.
Sri Venkateswara Swamy vari Devasthanam, Dwaraka Tirumala (Chinna Tirupathi), West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh 534426
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam is well connected by road by buses or cab to Vijayawada, which is the nearest airport. The nearest railway station is Bhimadole which is 15 Km from the Temple.
Suprabhatam - 4:30 AM to 5:00 AM
Brining of holy water for daily worships, Balabhogam and distribution of Prasadam ("Teerdhapu Binde") - 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM
Snapana (Only on Fridays) - 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Special and early Darsanam - 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Arjita Poojas by devotees - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Vedaparayanam - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Daily "Arjita Kalyanam" - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
"Mahanaivedyam" and distribution of "Prasadam" - 12:00 PM to 12:15 PM
Temple closes at 1:00 PM
Free Darsanam (Sarva Darsan) - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Prabhutvotsavam - 3:30 PM
Evening worships (Sayamkalarchana) - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sevakalam, Pavalimpu Seva - 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple closes at 9:00 PM
Nitya Arjita Kalyanam Seva, Suprabhataseva, Gopuja, Astothram are the regular offerings.
Once their wishes are fulfilled, devotees tonsure their hair as part of offering.
The Tiru Kalyanotsavam is celebrated twice a year - one for the self manifested idol in the month of Vaisakha and the other for the installed idol in the month of Aswayuja.
Swamy Vari Vysakha Kalyanam
Swamy Vari Aswayuja Kalyanam