• SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE | 25-12-2020 TO 25-12-2020 | VAIKUNTA EKADASI - Darshanam in Tirumala is expected to take more time on 25-12-2020 due to Vaikunta Ekadashi.


Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India



Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy is presiding deity of this temple, he is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The idol of the Lord Venkateswara has been established by Kripacharya, hence the ancient name of Devuni Kadapa is also mentioned in puranas as “Kripavathi Kshetram”.


Goddess padmavathi has a separate shrine in temple.

Interesting Facts

  • Devuni Kadapa is also called as Tirumala Tholi Gadapa, where "Tholi" means "First" and "Gadapa" means "Entrance step". Devuni Kadapa means Entrance to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy.
  • The tradition of offering prayers to Lord Balaji by muslims has been going on for centuries in kadapa. They offer ''Vepapathi'' to Lord Balaji, which is made of sugarcane and Jaggery.

Best Season To Visit

As the region remains hot during the Summer season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - March to July (42 °C during day and 25 °C during night)Average - May (34.4 °C during day and 20 °C during night)Lowest - November to February (27 °C during day and 18 °C during night)Monsoon season - August to November

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in temple premises.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Kadapa RTC Bus Stand
3 KM +91-8572–233581
Kadapa Railway Station
6 KM 08562-244349
Tirupati International Airport
138 KM 0877-2275354
Kadapa Airport
11 KM 08562-200130


The main entrance with beautiful Gopuram is lofty with South indian style of architecture. Five tier gopuram with sculptures of god (Vishnu forms) along with goddess and 5 kalasas on the top. In temple premises Dhwajastambham and Balipeetham is there, the statue of Lord Hanuman is situated at a high place on the wall at the back of the god. One should not miss the design on the temple walls and sculptures on the pillars and Mukha mandapam inside the temple. Sri Matla Anantha Raju constructed the compound wall of the temple.

In 1396, Sri Aranam Sarvappa offered crown to god, In 1480, Sri Sadasiva Deva Maharaya donated some property to the deity and in 1484 Maha Mandaleswara Timmaya Deva Maharaj offered the income that comes from a village in udayagiriseema to the temple. In 1476, Sri Chinna Avubhala Raju donated some land for Lord’s garden and four various other devotees donated property to this temple. In 1629, Sri Maha Mandaleswara Obula Raju provided ‘Maanyam’ to the lord. These details are written in inscriptions found on the walls of the temple. The Mukha mandapam of the temple is carved with beautiful images of gods, there is a sculpture of dancing Vigneshwara, a master piece of those times, in the Mukha mandapam. The ‘Murthis’ of a couple located on a pillar in the temple belongs to the dynasty of the Kings who constructed the temple, Pushkarini at Devuni Kadapa belongs to 6th century.




The place Kadapa is named after the word Gadapa which is originated from the word “Devuni Gadapa” meaning “Entrance for Lord Venkateswara Swamy”. In olden days, pilgrims visit this temple before starting their journey towards Tirumala. Temple faces West direction and was built in Vijayanagara style of architecture. According to Kyfiyat of Kadapa Shahar, Sage Kripacharya while touring South of Bharatha Khanda found the idol of this temple here and installed it in this place. In puranas, Devuni kadapa is mentioned as “Kripavathi Kshetram”. During 15th and 16th centuries A.D. this temple was improved by Vijayanagara Kings and Matli Kings. Tallapaka Annamacharya, Adi Sankaracharya of Advaita mutt, heads of Ahobilam mutt and Mahakavi Kshetrayya visited this place.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM 03:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Saturday 06:00 AM - 12:00 PM 03:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Darshanam Details

Darshanam Price Estimated Time Entrance From
Special Entrance 10.00 30 mins



Vahana (4wheelers)
All Days
18:00 - 19:00
50.00/ Person
Vahana (2,3wheelers)
All Days
18:00 - 19:00
25.00/ Person



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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