Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram

Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram

The ancient temple of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy is located in Srinivasa Mangapuram, about 12 km to West Tirupati in Chittoor district.

This ancient temple which is under the control of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams since 1967 and utsavams and rituals in this temple are being performed since 1981.

Today, Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple is considered sacred, next to Tirumala temple. Those who are unable to make it to Tirumala can have darshan of Lord Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy to fulfill their wish. As the name indicates, this temple carries significance for newlywed couples. Newlyweds offer prayers first in this temple as this is the place where Lord Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy with Goddess Padmavathi Devi stayed for six months, just after their wedding.

TEMPLE LEGEND

After celebrating His marriage with Goddess Padmavathi, Lord Venkateswara did not return to Tirumala hills. But instead he visited the sage Agasthya’s ashram to seek blessings. Over the wish of sage Agastya, Lord Venkateswara along with His consort stayed at his humble ashram which has now become the famous temple. The divine couple stayed here for six months.While returning to the Tirumala temple, Lord Venkateswara blessed the place with two boons-.

  1. The newlyweds and elderly who are not able to visit Tirumala can get the same benefits through visiting Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple.
  2. A devotee who takes part in the Kalyana utsasvam and ties a ‘kaappu’ on their hand, can find their best, most beloved life-partner or find new happiness from their existing relationship.

Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram Seva Details

SNo NAME OF THE SEVA/UTSAVAMS NO.OF PERSONS ALLOWED TIME DAYS AMOUNT OF EACH TICKET IN RS
  Daily Sevas
  1   SUPRABATHAM   ONE   5.00 AM 4.00 AM (ON FRIDAY)   EVERY DAY   10/-
  2    THOMALA SEVA   ONE   6.30 AM 8.30 AM (ON FRIDAY)   EVERY DAY   10/-
  3   Sahasranama Archana   ONE   7.30 AM   EVERY DAY   10/-
  4   Nithyabhishekam – permanent   TWO   11.00 AM   EVERY DAY   500/-
  5   ARJITAH BRAHMOTSAVAM   TWO   12.30 PM   EVERY DAY   100/-
  6   ARCHANA & HARATHI   ONE   DURING SARVA DARSHANAM   EVERY DAY   5/-
  7   SPECIAL ENTRANCE                ONE   DURING SARVA DARSHANAM   EVERY DAY   5/-
  8   EKANTHA SEVA   ONE   8.00 PM   EVERY DAY   10/-
  9 VEDA ASEERVACHANAM TWO DURING SARVA DARSHANAM EVERY DAY 516/-
  WEEKLY SEVAS
  10   SWARNA PUSHPARCHANA TWO   09.30 AM   TUESDAY   516/-
  11   ASTOTHARA SATA KALASA ABHISHEKAM TWO   08.30 AM   WEDNESDAY   516/-
  12   THIRUPPAVADA SEVA ONE   08.30 AM   WEDNESDAY   516/-
  13   ABHISHEKAM ONE   06.00 AM   FRIDAY   500/-
  14   VASTRALANKARA SEVA TWO   06.00 AM   FRIDAY   7,000/-
  MONTHLY SEVAS
  15   UNJAL SEVA (BIRTH STAR OF LORD SRAVANA NAKSHTRAM) TWO   5.30 PM   SRAVANA NAKSHTRAM   116/-
  ANNUAL SEVAS
  16   SAKSHATKARA VAIBHAVAM JULY
  17   VASANTHOTSAVAM( PER DAY) TWO   DURING MAY /JUNE   516/-
  18   PAVITROTSAVAM (PER DAY) TWO   DURING OCTOBER/NOVEMBER   516/-
  19   PUSHPA YAGAM TWO   MARCH   516/-
  PERMANENT SEVAS
  20   SASWATHA NITHYA ARCHANA   THE GRIHASTHA OF THE PERMANENT SEVAS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN NITHYA ARCHANA   1650/-
Note: Pilgrims, who wish to perform abhishekam are requested to obtain the seva tickets at least one day in advance at Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tirupati. For further details, please contact Temple no-0877-2264588. You can also contact TTD Call Centre 0877-2277777, 0877-2233333 (24/7).
This ancient temple of Lord Sri Pattabhirama Swamy is located in Valmikipuram, about 100km from Tirupati in Chittoor district. This is a unique temple, where the presiding deity of Lord Sri Rama is seen along with His spouse Sita Devi and all His brothers, Sri Lakshamana, Bharata and Shatrughna. Since, the main deity of Lord Sri Rama holds sword in His hand, the deity is remarkably known as “Pratapa Rama”.

 

Temple Legend

 

As per the inscriptions, this ancient temple was built by Sri Jambavantha in Treta Yuga as a mark of his respect towards Lord Sri Rama. After his victory over Ravanasura, Lord Sri Rama returned to Ayodhya and adorned the throne. This temple is said to have been built in connection with the coronation ceremony of Lord Sri Rama and hence the presence of all his brothers along with Goddess Sita Devi is significantly seen in this temple.The legend also says, Lord Sri Rama expressed Himself before Sage Valmiki in this pious place before the later commenced penning Srimad Ramayanam. So this place is named after the sage as “Valmikipuram”.Another interesting story which revolves round this place is that as the presiding deity was found in “Valmikam”(Ant Hill), this town is later named as “Valmikipuram”.

The temple was patronized by Cholas and Vijayanagara rulers and is an architectural marvel. The temple “Vimanam” is considered here as “Sudarshana Vimanam” and is said to be most powerful.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams took the administrative control of the temple on 23rd of February, 1997 and thereafter it has been organising all religious events every year in a grand manner.

Sri PattabhiRama Swamy Temple Annual Festivals
Brahmotsavams:
Sri Pattabhi Rama Swamy annual brahmotsavams are celebrated in the month of Chaitra Masam (March or April) every year. Usually this annual fete begins three days before Sri Rama Navami and is celebrated for a period of nine days. Rathotsavam is considered to be the most important fete during annual brahmotsavam.
Abhisheka Darshan:

On the day of Vaikunta EkadasiVaikunta Dwara Darshan:On the day of Vaikunta Dwadasi.

Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam:

Usually, in all the temples dedicated to Lord Sri Rama, the Sita Rama Kalyanam is performed on the auspicious day coinciding with the star Punarvasu during the month of Chaitra(March/April) which happens to be the birth star of Lord Sri Rama. But the uniqueness of this temple is that this celestial fete is performed, on the day of Dasami with the advent of Ashlesha which happens to be the Birth Star of Goddess Sita Devi in the bright fortnight of Chaitra (March/April) every year.

Other sub-temples in Pattabhiramalayam:

Sri Ranganatha Temple
Sri Panduranga Vittaleshwara Swamy temple
Sri Mahalakshmi Temple
Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy temple

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