Chintalarayaswami Temple

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Chintala Venkataramana Temple

Chintalarayaswamy Temple or Sri Chintala Venkataramana Temple is a Hindu-Vaishnavite temple situated at Tadipatri, a town in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh state, India.[1] The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, who is referred to as Chintala Venkataramana.[2] It is situated on banks of river Penna which is passing through the town.[1] The Temple is known for its granite sculptures and is classified as one of the Monuments of National importance by Archaeological Survey of India(ASI). The temple has a Garuda mantapa built as Chariot with rotating granite wheels which is similar to the one found in Vithala Temple of Hampi.


According to legend, it is believed that, the presiding deity Venkateswara was found in the Tamarind(Telugu:Chinta) tree and hence got the name Chintala Venkataramana.[2]


The Temple was built during reign of Vijayanagara empire in mid 16th Century.[3] Pemmasani Timmanayudu II, a subordinate of Krishnardevraya of Tuluva dynasty, built this temple.[4][5] The initial structure may belong to Saluva dynasty, but the entrance towers belongs to Tuluva dynasty.[3]


The temple was built in Dravidian style.[3]


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  1. ^ a b Poverty Alleviation Through Self-Help Groups in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Anchor Academic Publishing. 2017.
  2. ^ a b Guide to Monuments of India. Viking. 1989.
  3. ^ a b c Architecture and Art of Southern India: Vijayanagara and the Successor States 1350-1750. Cambridge University Press. 1995.
  4. ^ Sriramamurty, Y. (1973), "The Pemmasani Family" (PDF), Studies in the History of the Telugu country during the Vijayanagara period 1336 to 1650 A D, Karnatak University/Shodhganga, p. 272
  5. ^ Ramaswami, N.S (1975), Temples of Tadpatri, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, p. 10-11