Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple
Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple Tadipatri is located within the Town. This temple is dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu which stretches on 5 acres within the town and was built on the banks of Penna river. This Temple was built during the times of Vijayanagar dynasty and had a glorious time.
Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple Tadipatri Legends
Legends goes this way, One fine day, villagers living nearby heard huge noise from a Tamarind Tree (Chintha chettu). To inspect the villagers gathered around the tree and surprised to find the Vishnu Idol lying inside the Tree hole.
At the same time, Lord appeared in the dreams of the pennasani ruler, Thimmanayaka who was relaxing at Gandi Kota (Fort) with his army and instructed him to build the temple for the Idol lying inside the tree hole.
Thimmanayaka built the temple during 1510 – 1525 A.D with Vijayanagar architecture and style.
It is believed that there supposed to be a huge Tamarind garden prior to the temple construction and so the Lord called by Chinthala Venkateswara Swamy. In Telugu, Tamarind Tree means Chintha Chettu. Actual name for this deity is Chintala Tiruvengala Natha Swamy, as time passes by it changed to Chinthala Venkateswara Swamy.
Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple Tadipatri Architecutre
The main deity in the Sanctum of Sanctorium is of 10 feet high. On Mukkoti Ekadasi day, the sun rays touches the feet of Venkatarama Swamy for 3 days continuously ( Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Trayodasi), which happens once in a year. As this sun rays pass thru the holes of monolithic chariot which about 70 mt away from the deity.
Temple corridor (mantap) starts from this chariot, Temple corridor was built on 40 pillars
Temple walls and pillars were sculptured with the images from the epics of Ramayana, Mahabharatha and Bhagavatha. These sculptures were carved in a sequence which narrates the epics.
One should not miss the carvings of Kaliya Mardhana Krishna roopam from the Mahabharath and sequences from the Ramayana on the walls of corridor (mantap). There is a octagonal shaped flower on the roof of the corridor.
There are sub-temples for Sita Rama and Sri Padmavathi Amma Varu.
Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple Tadipatri Festivals
Annual Brahmotsavam (festival) starts on Aswayuja Suddha Astami (Durgastami) and goes till Bahula Thadiya.
How to reach Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple Tadipatri?
- Tadipatri is 56 km away from Anantapur Town, Bus frequency is quite high from Anantapur
- Tadipatri is 247 km from Tirupati. Direct bus is available from Tirupati to Anantapur.
- Train is available from Tirupati Railway station to Tadipatri, which takes 3 hours 39 mins for journey. Train frequency is quite from Tirupati.
Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple Tadipatri