Dwaraka Tirumala Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. Two Idols are Lord Venkateswara were installed in the Sanctum Sanctorum. Temple is located on Seshachala Hills. Devotees who can’t visit Tirumala Temple used to Dwaraka Tirumala and make their offerings.
Dwaraka Tirumala Temple History
As per Legends, Sage Dwaraka did penance here on Sesachala Hills for the Lord Vishnu. Impressed with the penance, Lord self-manifested here in an anthill facing south. Sage unearthed the upper part of the Idol and remaining half still in the anthill because which Lord’s holy feet is not visible outside. Later in the 11th Century AD, Saint Ramanujacharya installed one more idol following Vaikhanasa Agama Sastra on devotees request.
Abhishekam will not be performed to the deity here as half of the Idol covered with the anthill. Annual Kalyanotsavam will be performed twice in the months of Vaikasa and Aswayuja to mark the installation of two Idols.
The present form the temple was built by Mylavaram Zamindars. Gopura, Mantap, Vimana and outer walls were built by Dharma Apparao during 1762 – 1827 AD. From the inscriptions it is known that Rani Chinnamma Rao gifted jewels to the deity during 1877 – 1902 AD.
Annual Teppotsavam will be celebrated on Suddha Karthika Dwadasi.
Dwaraka Tirumala Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 4:00 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Hours: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No.of steps to Temple: 38
Temple Address and Contact number
Dwaraka Tirumala (Chinna Tirupati),
West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh.
How to reach Dwaraka Tirumala Temple?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 77 km away.
- The nearest Railway station is at Bheemadole which is 18 km away
- Eluru Railway station is 37 km away.
- The direct bus is available from Bheemadole, Eluru, Kakinada, Vijayawada and Rajahmundry bus stations with high frequency.
Reference Link: Temple History