Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple – Tirupati

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Sri Kodandarama Swamy

Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple is situated in the heart of Tirupati town. The presiding deities are Sita, Rama and Lakshmana. The Temple is one of the famous and ancient historical temples. It is said about the puranic significance of the place that after defeating Ravanasura, Sri Rama left for Ayodhya taking Sita Devi with him. Along with Sri Rama, Lakshmanamurthy, Hanuman, Sugriva and Jambavanta also left for Ayodhya. It is said that on the way to Ayodhya, Sri Rama stopped here for a while to rest in the area where the present temple is located in Tirupati.

Later Lord Rama Sangam (confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the invisible Saraswati, in Prayagraj) in Uttar Pradesh and Haridwar (in Uttarakhand) witness an ocean of humanity during the Vishakha Purnima day. Besides taking a bath in the sacred rivers, the Purnima Tithi is also considered ideal for performing Satyanarayan Vrata or the Puja of the Ishta Devta. The important days of Vishakha masam are Akshay Tritiya, Vaisakha Sukhla Dasami, Vaisakha Sukhla Chathurdasi, Vaisakha Bahula Amavasya, Vishakha Saptami, Maha Vishakham. left for Ayodhya. After that Jambavanta built a temple here and enshrined the deities. In the sanctum sanctorum of the vast temple in the heart of Tirupati, Sri Ramachandramurthy is seen holding the kodanda and arrows in his hands. Unlike usual postures, Sri Sita Devi is seen standing on the right and Sri Lakshmana on the left side. It is remarkable that there is no Hanuman in the sanctum sanctorum. It is said that Hanuman does not exist because of Jambavantha’s enshrinement. Opposite to the temple, on the other side of the road, Sri Anjaneyaswamy is seen in a separate temple.

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A visit to Tirupati Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy temple will fulfill all the desires. The annual Brahmotsavam is performed grandly in this temple. Sri Kodandarama Swami will be adorned on various vahanams to bless the devotees. Another speciality of this temple is celestial Kalyanam of Lord Rama and Sitamma. On this occasion, Mutyala Talambralu (pearls) are taken in a procession to this temple.

The festivals of Ugadi and Sri Ramanavami are celebrated in this temple on a grand scale. Every year the temple celebrates the Brahmotsavams to the Lord Sri Rama.

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It is located at 5 KM from Tirupati Bus Stand.


Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple, Chinna Bazar Street, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 517501.

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