Sri Govindaraja Swamy considered being the elder brother of Venkateswara Swamy. Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Raja Gopuram can be seen from any distance in and around Tirupati. The Lord is found with His consorts Rukmini and Sathyabhama. Temple entrance is a seven-storeyed gopuram which was built in the year 1628 A.D. To the left of the main gopuram, is a temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi who is seated on Lotus. There are shrines dedicated to Sri Andal, Sri Parthasarathy, Sri Venkateswara Swamy and Vedanta Desikar, who was a great Vaishnava devotee and poet.
Another interesting fact about this temple is the celestial bath (Abhishekam) will not be performed as the presiding deity in the lying position is made of clay.
Sri Govindaraja Swamy and Kubera Agreement
According to legends, the temple was consecrated by the great Vaishnava preceptor, Saint Ramanuja Charya in 1130 A.D. It is said that the temple had Sri Parthasarathi (Lord Sri Krishna) on the main altar but Sri Ramanuja Charya added the deity of Sri Govindaraja Swamy.
Sri Govindaraja Swamy is the elder brother of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy. He is credited for carrying out the marriage of Sri Venkateswara Swamy and Sri Padmavathi Devi for which the entire universe was waiting for. This celestial marriage was attended by Gods, Kings and public from every universe. To meet the marriages. expenses Sri Govindaraja Swamy borrowed the huge amount from Kubera ( King of wealth) and conducted one of the magnificent marriages the world has ever seen. The demigod is enshrined in the Govindaraja Swamy Temple, believed to be there collecting the interest with a brass measure.
According to legends, Sri Govindaraja Swamy is blessed with a left-hand wealth line, which says that he would return the four folds of everything he spends with his hand. This prediction stays true to itself, he receives the immense wealth of his brother, Sri Venkateswara Swamy. According to the agreement, the principal interest will be dispensed in the Kaliyuga. Afterwards, the principal amount will be paid after Kaliyuga.
Sub Temples of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple
- Sri Parthasarathy Swamy Temple
- Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple
- Sri Andal Temple
- Sri Salai Nachiyar Ammavari Temple
- Sri Ramanuja Temple
- Sri Vyasaraya Anjaneya Swamy Temple ( Near to Dwajasthambham)
- Sri Thirumangai Alwar Temple
- Sri Kurath Alwar Temple
- Sri Madhurakavi Alwar Temple
- Sri Chakrathalwar Temple
- Sri Mudal Alwar Temple
- Sri Manavala Mahamuni Temple
- Sri Vedantha Desikar Temple
- Sri Woolu Alwar Temple
- Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple (Near outer bugga)
- Sri Nammalwar Temple
- Sri Sanjeevaraya Swamy Temple (Opposite to Hathiramji Mutt)
- Sri Eduru Anjaneya Swamy Temple
How to reach Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple?
- From Tirupati Railway station, the temple is at a walkable distance.
- From Tirupati Central Bus station, it is 1 km away. Share autorickshaws will be running at high frequency.
Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Timings
|S.No||Timings||Seva of the day||Ticket Cost|
|1||5:00 am – 5:30am||Suprabatham||Rs.10 per head|
|2||5:30 am – 6:30 am||Vishwa Roopa Sarva |
|3||6:30 am – 7:30 am||Thomala Sev||Rs.10|
|4||7:30 am – 8:00 am||Archana||Rs.10|
|5||8:00 am– 8:45 am||Archananthara Darshanam||Rs.10|
|6||8:45 am – 9:30 am||First Bell – Suddhi, |
Naivedyam – Sathamura
|7||9:30 am – 12:30 pm||Sarvadarshanam||Free , Rs.5, Rs.20|
|8||12:30 pm – 1:15 pm||Ekantham – Mid Day Bell, |
|9||1:15 pm – 4:45 pm||Sarvadarshanam||Free, Rs.5, Rs.20|
|10||4:45 pm – 6:00 pm||Ekantham – Thomala |
( will remove morning
fresh flowers), Second Bell,
|11||6:00 pm – 8:30 pm||Sarvadarshanam||Free, Rs.5, Rs.20|
|12||8:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Suddhi, Ekantha Seva||Rs.10 per head|
|13||9:30 pm||Closing of Temple|
Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple
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