Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple Keelapatla Palamaner
Sri Koneti Rayala Swamy is also known as Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Keelapatla Village. Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Keelapatla is named as Koneti Rayudu. Moola Virat (main idol) in this temple is similar to the one at Tirumala Hills.
Temple is 47 km away from Chittoor town, 55 km from Madanapalle, 8 Km towards North-East to Palamaner town and 116 km from Tirupati.
This temple was constructed by the Regents of Pallava Kings in the 9th and 10th centuries. The temple architecture remains the style of Pallava and Chola culture.
Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple Keelapatla Palamaner History
When saint brughu came to earth after kicking on the Lord Maha Vishnu’s chest and forgiveness by Lord. About saint’s sin, Saint Kashyapa advised him to establish Venkateswara Swamy Idols at 7 different places. As advised by Kashyapa, Brughu established Sri Venkateswara Swamy at Dwaraka Tirumala, Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy at Srinivasa mangapuram, Koneti Rayala Swamy at Keelapatla Village, Diguva Tirupati at Mulbagal ..etc.
After installing idols, Saint Brughu hid these idols from the common man’s view with his spiritual powers, only devotees can find these idols.
Because there is no existence of Lord Venkateswara on the Earth, which means these temples were built before Lord Venkateswara Swamy arrival on the Earth.
After Lord’s arrival on The Earth, Brughu Maharshi along with Agasthya Maharshi came to these places and revoked the Maaya (magical powers) so that it is visible for the common man. Later, Rulers built the temples after knowing the powers of these Idols.
About Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple Keelapatla Palamaner
Idols of Venkateswara Swamy at Tirumala and at Keelapatla Village are identical. The Lord at Keelapatla Village is Kalpatharuvu ( Boon giver) , Chintamani ( A celestial power) and Kamadhenu ( Grants all your wish).
Lord standing here with his “Kati Varada Hastham” posture, holding Sankhu Chakram and having the impression of Sridevi and Bhudevi on both sides of his chest.
Jaya Vijayas (watchmen) is standing at the gate entrance of Temple.
Great poet Annamayya praised Lord with different names, in one of his famous lyrics, he mentioned koneti rayudu, ‘Podaganti mayya mimmu Koneti Rayuda‘.
Sub Temples at Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple
Chennakesava Swamy with his two wives, five Alwars,, Bhoo Varaha Swamy, Garuda and Anjaneya Swamy statues can be seen here.
Legends associated with Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple Keelapatla Palamaner:
After having darshan here, devotees proceed to Tirumala by foot. There is a footpath way from this village to Tirumala with resting places (Mantap) in between.
Directions to Keelpatla Village from Tirupati
- From Tirupati Central Bus station, direct buses to Palamaner is available at a regular frequency
- From Palamaner bus station, share autos, private cabs runs to this place at regular intervals
- Route map: Tirupati -> Chandragiri -> Chittoor -> Palamaner -> Keelapatla Village.