Kodandarama Temple, Tirupati

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Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple
KodhandaRamarTemple.jpg
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictChittoor
DeitySri Kodandarama, Sita
FestivalsSri Rama Navami, Brahmotsavams
Governing bodyTirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Features
  • Temple tank: Sri Ramachandra Pushkarini[1]
Location
LocationTirupati
StateAndhra Pradesh
CountryIndia
Kodandarama Temple, Tirupati is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kodandarama Temple, Tirupati
Location in Andhra Pradesh
Geographic coordinates13°40′59.7″N 79°20′49.9″E / 13.683250°N 79.347194°E / 13.683250; 79.347194Coordinates: 13°40′59.7″N 79°20′49.9″E / 13.683250°N 79.347194°E / 13.683250; 79.347194
Architecture
Architectural typeDravidian architecture
Completed10th Century
Specifications
Direction of façadeStanding and Facing west
Temple(s)2
Website
tirumala.org

Sri Kodandaramaswamy Temple is one of the famous temples, after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, in the holy city of Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Rama an incarnation of Vishnu along with Sita and Lakshmana. The temple also has a sub-shrine for Anjaneya the mount of Lord Sri Rama.

History[edit]

Legend[edit]

According to Varaha Purana, during Treta Yugam, Lord Sri Rama resided here along with Sita Devi and Lakshmana on his return from Lankapuri.[1]

Medieval History[edit]

It was built by a Cholas during the tenth century AD.[2]

Administration[edit]

The present day temple is organised by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams board.

Festivals[edit]

Rama Navami is celebrated with major grandeur at this temple which includes Hanumantha Vahana Seva in connection with Sri Rama Navami day, followed by Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam on Dasami and Sri Rama Pattabhisheka Mahotsavam on Ekadasi. The nine-day annual brahmotsavams celebrated every year which falls between March and April is another biggest event in the temple.[1] The Annual three-day Teppotsavams(Float festival) will be celebrated during April at the temple where the processional deity of Sri Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana will taken over a float in Sri Ramachandra Pushkarini.[1]

See also[edit]

Reference lists[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lord Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple in Tirupati and Sri Pattabhiramalayam Temple at Valmikipuram Gear up for Annual Mega Fete-special Story". Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ "www.tirumala.org". Archived from the original on 21 July 2013.