TIRUPATI NEARBY TEMPLES
- GODDESS SRI PADMAVATHI TEMPLE, TIRUCHANUR, TIRUPATI
Tiruchanoor, also known as Alamel Mangapuram, is situated about 5 km from Tirupati. The presiding deity in the temple is Goddess Sri Alamel Mangai popularly known as Sri Padmavathi Devi. It is said that a visit to Tirumala is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple.
Once upon a time the Tiruchanur was called as Tiruchukanur. Interestingly, some centuries back, according to the historical evidences that the temple complex here was a museum that housed many deities of gods and goddesses.
From Tirupati for the devotees, it takes a maximum time of one and half hours for both up and down journey plus worship in the temple.
- SRI KAPILESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE, TIRUPATI
Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Siva run by TTD in Tirupati. It is a cave temple, situated about 3 km to the north of Tirupati, at the foot of the Tirumala Hills. The sacred waterfall at the shrine called as Kapila Teertham is also called as Alwar Teertham by the Vishnavites from Tamilnadu.
The annual Brahmotsavams and other festivals like Vinayaka Chaturthi, Mahasivaratri, Skanda Shasti and Annabhishekam are performed here with great pomp and splendour.
From Tirupati for the devotees, it takes a maximum time of one hour for worship in the temple and also both up and down journey by an auto or bus.
- LORD GOVINDARAJA SWAMY TEMPLE, TIRUPATI
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple with very tallest gopuram is sitiated in the heart of Tirupati.
Noted vaishnavite Saint Ramanujacharya consecrated the temple in 1130 AD. But very interestingly, at the shrine the celestial bath (Abishekam) is not conducted to the presiding diety, perhaps, first of its kind in India, a temple priest told tirupatitimes.com. Because the deity of lord Sri Govingdaraja that is in lying posture is made of Clay. The TTD that manages the temple too has been contemplating to give golden touch to the deity.
The festivals and other functions in the shrine are similar to those conducted in the Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirumala.
For the devotees who stay in Tirupati, it takes a maximum time of one and half hours for the worship of at the temple.
The sub-temples in its premises are:
- Sri Parthasarathiswami Temple
- Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple
- Sri Andal Temple
- Sri Salai Nachiyar Ammavari Temple
- Sri Ramanuja Temple
- Sri Vyasaraya Anjaneyaswami Temple (Near Dwajasthambham)
- Sri Tirumangai 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 Anjaneyaswami Temple(Near outer Bugga).
- Sri Nammalwar Temple.
- Sri Sanjeevarayaswami Temple (opposite the Hathiramjee Mutt)
- Sri Edhuru Anjaneyaswamy Temple
- LORD SHIVA TEMPLE IN SRI KALAHASTHI
Lord Shiva in the form of Vaayu Linga aboded on the banks of Swarnamukhi river in Sri kalahasthi 40 km from the temple town of Tirupati. This ancient Shiva Temple is one of the PANCHA BOOTHA LINGAS. The lord in the shrine is called as Sri Vaayulingeswara or Sri Kalahastheeswara. According to inscriptions of the temple,some renovation and improvements works had been done to the shrine by the Chola kings followed by Vijayanagara Emperors
Three ardent devotees- the spider (Sri), the cobra (kaala) and the elephant (hasthi) believed to be very serious enemies to each other in rendering their sincere and dedicated worship to Lord Shiva and had attained moksha (salvation) after killing each other.
Raahu and Kethu pooja known as Sarpadosha Nivarana pooja conducted here daily has become very popular pooja (worship} in this spacious temple complex since the advent of New Millenniam. Devotees believe that Monday is the best for the conduct of the Pooja.
From Tirupati for the devotees it will take a maximum of four hours to complete their worship at Sri Kalahasthi and the to and fro journey by bus.
- LORD VINAYAKA IN KANIPAKAM (SRI VARASIDDHIVINAYAKA)
An ancient temple of Lord Vinayaka is situated in KANIPAKAM about 70 km from west of Tirupati. The Lord Vinayaka is belived to have altered his outward appearance as diety and landed on the earth. This is the Swayambhu Vinayaka that was found in a well some centuries ago, the temple inscriptions reveal. The sacred well that still exist with water from where the lord gives us darshan (grace). A portion of the deity is seen covered with water in all seasons in the shrine.
The devotees who strongly believe that the Promises made at the temple should be kept, otherwise, he or she during the rest of the life will suffer with a chain of disasters.
The deity has, slowly, been growing larger and larger decade by decade, the old people hailing from the nearby villages of the Kanipakam temple, told tirupatitimes.com
From Tirupati for the devotees it will take a maximum of six hours to complete their worship at this temple and the to and fro journey by bus.
NOTE: THE DEVOTEES VISITING TIRUPATI ARE HUMBLY REQUESTED TO PREFER BUS FOR COMFORTABLE AND SAFE JOURNEY TO VISIT TIRUMALA, SRIKALAHASTHI AND KANIPAKAM. PLEASE AVOID LIGHT VEHICLES TO AVOID ACCIDENTS ON THE HI-TECH ROADS ON WHICH HI-TECH VEHICLES ARE PLYING AT VERY HIGH SPEED.