Kurma Varadaraja Swamy Temple

Sri Kurma Varadaraja Swamy temple has been located on the way to Palamaner and Kotur road faraway from 4 km.

Kurma a form of the God Vishnu, In this form Vishnu is the giver of boons. At the heart of Sri Kurma Varadaraja Swamy temple, sacred deity Varadaraja Swamy and goddess Bhudevi has been residing. Sri kurma Varadharaja Swamy temple abode on the bank of the sacred river Koudinya

Legend for Sri Kurma Varadaraja Swamy Temple

During the period of the 1790s the Rayalaseema region is under the rule of Muhammadans, at this time due to religious differences among the people, most of the prominent temples were demolished. By knowing the situation, the former Kurmai villagers have demolished the Praharana (fencing around the temple ) and later cover the whole temple, which is nearly 250 square kilometres with sand, to save the Temple from desecration by the hordes of Muhammadan rulers. It is believed that Sri Varadaraja Swamy has left the temple to Kancheepuram (Kanchi) and while leaving the place he made his footprints on the stone called Kodhevarabanda.

How Sri Kurma Varadaraja Swamy came into Light?

Nearly 150 years back, one day a Karnataka Nephew of Kurmai village visited and examined the sandhills and accidentally he noticed gopuram of Varadaraja Swamy temple. With the help of Kurmai villagers, he cleared all the sand and started rebuilding the temple. During the time of reconstruction, the hand of deity Varadaraja Swamy sculpture got broken and later they were built a new art sculpture of deity Varadaraja Swamy.

Driving Directions to Palamner?

  • Palamner is at the border of Andhra Pradesh and Karnakata and is located at 114 Km from Tirupati.
  • Palamner main road, Kurmai village is at a distance of 4.4 Km. Share Autos, Local Buses do run to this place.

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