Must Visit Temples in Tirupati
Pilgrim whoever plans for Tiumala Darshan should visit Temples in Tirupati. It is our suggestion to Devotees not to miss Temples in Tirupati during your tirupati Trip. We have listed Temples in Tirupati and importance. Except Vakula Matha Temple, rest all Temples in Tirupati are accessible by buses. T.T.D do run free buses to Temples in Tirupati, devotees can avail this facility. Temples in Tirupati is also accessible by Private Buses.
If you are running out time, then you can consider visiting Kapila Theertham, Tiruchanoor Temple and Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temples in Tirupati. Mentioned list of Temples in Tirupati is highly accessible with Bus, Auto and Car. Visit remaining Temples in Tirupati at your free time.
T.T.D Free bus is available to all these Temples in Tirupati. Parking is available at all these Temples in Tirupati.
- Sri Kapileswara swamy Temple
- Sri Govindaraja swamy Temple
- Sri Kodanda Rama swamy Temple
- Sri Padmavathi Temple
- Vakula Matha Temple
- Sri Parasareswara Swamy Temple
Sri Kapileswara swamy Temple
Situated about 2-km to the north of Tirupati, at the foot of the Tirumala Hills, is the only temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, in Tirupati.
Sri Kapileswara swamy Temple is dedicated to the mighty Lord Shiva. The temple is of great religious significance; something quite evident in the huge number of pilgrims who come here every year to seek the blessings of their deity.
The great Shiva Linga in Kapila Theertham was established and worshiped by a great saint whose name was Kapila Maharshi in ancient days. That’s why the Lord in this temple is called Kapileswara swamy, and this place is called Kapila Theertham as The sacred waterfall called “Kapila Teertham ” (also known as “Alwar Teertham”) is located here. From centuries, older generations called this sacred place as Alwar Theertham until 18th century. Reason for this is Alwar saints used to bath in this waterfall before going to the darshan of Sri Venkateswara in those days. People started to call this temple as Kapila Theertham from 1850 A.D only.
Sri Govindaraja swamy Temple Tirupati
Sri Govindaraja swamy Temple is one of the most important temples in Tirupati, which is walkable from Tirupati Railway station.The architecture of the temple is one of its kinds and is marvellously constructed. The entrance of the temple has a magnificent seven-storey Gopuram built in 1628 A.D that can be seen even from a distance.
According to scriptures available with the TTD, the presiding deity of Govindaraja in leaning posture was shifted from Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu) when the local Chola emperor announced dismantling of the statue. On learning about its shifting to Tirupati, Vaishnavite savant Bhagawad Ramanuja arrived here in 1130 A.D and consecrated the same as per ‘Vaikhanasa Agama’ doctrine at the place where it exists today.It is said that the temple had Sri Parthasaarthi (Lord Krishna as the charioteer of Arjuna) on the main altar but Sri Ramanujacharya added the deity of Sri Govindaraja Swami.
The festivals and functions are similar to those conducted in the Sri Venkateswara temple. The annual Brahmotsavam at this temple is celebrated in the month of Vaisakha every year
The Lord is found with His consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama. To the left of the main Gopuram, is a temple dedicated to Goddess Laxmi who is seated on a lotus. There is also a shrine dedicated to Vedanta Desika, who was a great poet, devotee and philosopher and second great writer of Sri Vaishnava.
One interesting fact about the temple is that the celestial bath (Abhishekam) is not conducted with the presiding deity, as the deity, in the lying position, is made of clay.
Swamy pushkarini is located right opposite to the Temple and is 300 mt away from Temple Entrance.
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple Tirupati
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple was built by a Chola king during the tenth century AD and is located in the middle of Tirupati town. The presiding deities are Sita, Rama and Lakshmana.
The temple of Anjaneyaswami, which is directly opposite, is a subshrine of this temple. According to legend, this temple commemorates the visit of Sri Rama to Tirupati. The festivals of Ugadi and Sri Ramanavami are celebrated in this temple on a grand scale. Brahmotsavam is celebrated at this temple every year.
Sri Padamavathi Amma Varu Temple
Tiruchanoor formed a part of Tiruvenkatam under the rule of Pallavas and it was a part of Rajendra Cholamandalam, under the Cholas. Alamelu Mangapuram is home to the temple of Sri Alamelu (Padmavati), consort of Lord Venkateswara.
Tiruchanoor, is about 5 km from Tirupati and 5.5 Km from Railway station. The temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara is situated here. It is said that a visit to Tirumala is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple.
It is believed that the Goddess Lakshmi was born as Alamelu to Akasha Raja, the ruler of this region, and wed Venkateswara of Tirupati.
Alamelu mangapuram is home to the temple of Sri Alamelu (Padmavati), consort of Sri Venkateswara. It is believed that the goddess Alamelu, an Avatar of Lakshmi, was born the daughter of Akasha Raja, the ruler of this region, and wed Venkateswara of Tirupati.
Sri Padmavati is the divine consort of Lord Venkateswara Swamy. As Goddess Padmavati, a manifestation of Goddess Mahalakshmi had risen from Padama mean lotus flower. Goddess Lakshmi gave darshan to Lord Venkateswara on a red Lotus flower in Padma sarovar lake at Almelu mangapuram after his deep penance for twelve years.
Vakulamatha Temple Tirupati
Distance: 10 Km from Tirupati Bus Station
As per Mythology,Vakula Devi is the mother of Sri Venkateswara, the god of Kaliyuga. Devotees should worship Vakula Devi Before Visiting Lord venkateswara in Tirumala Hills and that is a tradition. Lord Venkateswara bless devotees, who worship his mother.Temple was built about 300 years ago on Perurubanda hillock, Peruru village which is near to Tirupati city, and it lies in Tirupati to Chandragiri route. This ancient temple is believed to be of Vakulamatha on a hillock about 100 feet height from ground level at Pathakalva near Peruru village and now without any idol in the temple.Temple is stated to be constructed by Sri Krishan Deva Raya of Vijayanagar emperor. Local people used to all the Hillock as Peruru Banda. T.T.D is in the process of renovating Temple.
ISKCON Temple Tirupati
A centre for Vedic culture and Theology at the most famous place of pilgrimage Triupati.
In 1974, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada made a visit to Tirupati-Tirumala as a special guest of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. During his stay at Tirumala, Srila Prabhupada was extremely pleased to have darshan of Lord Venkateswara. He was also pleased to see hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visiting the divine daily. During the course of his discussion with Endowments Minister of A.P, Srila Prabhupada pointed out that TTD should take steps of propagating and reviving the message of Bhagavad Gita immediately on large scale. His Divine Grace said it was the only way to bring peace and harmony throughout the world. Since T.T.D has the basic infrastructure it should work out some programme and take the assistance of the devotees fo the ISCON to conduct vigorous preaching for the benefit of all.
In 1982, T.T.D provided a piece of land at the foot of the Divine Tirumala Hills. Today the vision of Srila Prabhupada is becoming unfolded. In order to effectively carry out the mission of broadcasting the science of God Consciousness, the master plan has been made for the temple. We strongly believe that this project will create a strong spiritual base for India, from where the universal message can easily reach one and all.
Sri Parasareswara Swamy Temple
Sri Parasareswara Swamy Temple is an ancient temple located in Yogimallavaram which is of 1000 years old. Temple is 3 Km away from Tiruchanoor Highway. Earlier Mallavaram to be called as Thiru Parasareswaram, where Thiru means Sri , so only the temple got the name Sri Parasareswara Swamy Temple.
Yogimallavaram Sthala Purana
Arjuna the third of Pandava borther as Yogi did penance, in order to obtain Shiva’s most powerful weapon ‘Pasupatastra’. This is the place where, Lord Shiva appeared to Arjuna in the form of Hunter (Mallu) and tested his abilities prior granting his wish. Yogimallavaram which is derived from Yogi (Arujna) and Mallu(Lord Shiva as Hunter) is Sacred place.
Parasara Maharishi Installed Lord Shiva Idol here, who is the grand son of Vasishta Maharishi and son of Sakthi and Adrusyanthi. Vyasa Bhagavan is the son of Parasara Maharishi. Parasara was raised by his grandfather Vashistha because he lost his father at an early age. His father, Śakthi Maharshi, was devoured by a demon during his journey.
After coming to know this from his mother, Parasara Maharishi did penance for Lord Siva as suggested by Vashista. Lord Shiva granted Parasara’s wish to see to his father in the heaven. As this Idol was installed by Prasara Maharishi, Lord Shiva here called as Parasareswara Swamy.
Parasareswara Swamy Temple Location
Temple is located on the bank’s of Swarna Mukhi river, which is in the North. Temple two entrance doors, one is in the South and the other in the East. Devotees used to take East facing entrance. Lord Siva here is facing towards East direction. Temple History is narrated in the 11 Sasanams (Old documents) which were obtained from the Temple premises and these documents dates from 11th century to 13th Century. As stated in the Sasanam, this temple was built by the First King Rajaraja Choala in the year 1008. This temple glorified during the period of Chola Dynasty.
Directions to Yogimallavaram Temple
1) From Tirupati Bus Station, Bus frequency to Tiruchanoor is high. It takes 20 mins to Yogimallavaram. Yogimallavaram is nex to Tiruchanoor Bypass Road.
Bus Route : Tirupati Bus station – Padmavathi Puram – Yogimallavaram – Tiruchanoor .
2) From here, It takes 15 mins walk from the main road to this temple, There is arch which indicates Yogimallavaram Temple on Temple at the entrance of Yogimallavaram.
Sri Parasareswara Swamy Temple Gallery
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