Famous Temples in India

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Narayanavanam, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India



Main deity of this temple Lord Sri Venkateswaraswami, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Sri Venkateswaraswami facing East direction. A Dasavatara band adorns his waist. A garland of Salagramas adorns his shoulders as also the conch and the discus. His hand carries a Hunting Sword.


Goddess Padmavathi Devi is the wife of Lord Sri Venkateswaraswami.

Interesting Facts

  • Here we can observe the main deity carrying a hunting sword in his hand.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit Tirupati is Winter season. The best months to visit are October to March.


Highest - March to July (42 °C during day and 20 °C during night)Average - May (40 °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.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. 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
Nagari Bus Stand
16 KM 0866-2570005
A.P.S.R.T.C. Bus Stand, Tirupati
38 KM 0877-2289907
Puttur Railway Station
5 KM 08577-221800
Renigunta Railway Station Junction
30 KM 0877-2275227
Tirupati International Airport
35 KM 0877-227 5354


When Lord Srinivasa came to the forest for hunting saw Padmavati playing with her friends, fell in love with her and married her here and so the place came to be called ‘Narayanapuram’. As it was Sri Narayana himself who incarnated as a bridegroom to marry Padmavati here, then the place is known as ‘Narayanavanam’. God named as Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy. Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple is facing East direction and is built in Vijayanagar style of architechure.

Gopuram - The main Raja Gopuram of the temple was built by emperor Krishnadeva Raya. It has seven tiers and looks beautiful as it rises to a height of 150 feet. The second Gopuram was built by Veera Narasimha Deva Yadavaraya. This has three tiers and is topped by Kalasas. In front of the main temple, a huge Dwajasthambam can be seen. It is completely sheathed in brass and the main entrance had been gold plated. There is a Garuda Mandapam, in which Garudalwar is seen facing the sanctum of the Lord.

A Mud Fort was built here during Narayana Raju’s reign.

The Temple Tank is at a short distance from the place where the Theppostvam takes place every year. Similarly, Brahmotsavam is also celebrated.

Religious Significance

Narayanavanam was once the capital of the Karvetinagar Surya Vamsa Rajas. It is the place where Lord Venkateswara Swamy married Goddess Padmavathi Devi. Padmavati Devi is daughter of a King named Akasaraju. She fell in love with Lord Venkateswara Swamy and was married to him. After their marriage in Narayanavanam, Goddess Padmavathi brother constructed this temple. Near Padmavathi Devi Temple you can see a big stone on which turmeric paste used in the marriage was grinded.

Akasa Raju was the ruler of this town. His brother Thondaman Chakravarthy covered it. This was the place where the parents in law of Tirumalesa resided. Akasa raju was born in Narayanavanam, who was childless tilled land in preparation for performing a Yagna there. Thondaman was his brother. He found the baby Padmavathi in a thousand petalled lotuses. So he thought that it was no longer necessary to perform yagna and took the baby home. She grew up as Padmavati Devi (part of the story is also mentioned in ‘srinivasa mangapuram’ section). Padmavathi was brought up in Narayanavanam. Moreover, it was here the marriage of Lord Venkateswara was celebrated. All the three crores of deities came to see the marriage celebrations of Lord Venkateswara. Siva and His Ganas who came were especially enamoured by Narayanavanam. Mother and son Vakula Mata and Srinivasa obtained land to build an Ashram in lieu of which they made the promise of the first worship, first offering and first darshan to Varaha Swamy and lived happily there. One day an angry elephant created havoc on the Ashrama. Srinivasa got on to the back of a wild horse and chased the elephant. The Elephant made him trail to the flower garden which was far away on the outskirts of Narayanapuram where he saw Padmavati taking a stroll in the garden. Padmavathi and Srinivasa fell in love with each other. They were form in their resolve to get married. Mother Vakula negotiated, Sage Narada mediated, the Swami went in the guise of an Erukalasani, a soothsayer, to the King's quarters.


Sri Kalyana Venkateswara temple is constructed between the period 1541 AD by Akasa Raja. It is said that Penugonda Veerappa-I rebuilt the temple of Sri Kalyana Venkateswara in Narayanavanam in 1541-42. Renovation was undertaken and completed by Surajmal Karva. A Mud Fort was built here during Narayana Raju’s reign. Pallavas, Cholas, Yadavas, Saluva Reddy's and Kings of Karveti Nagaram rebuilt the temple many times and installed many more images of Gods.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 08:00 PM

Darshanam Details

Darshanam Price Estimated Time Entrance From
Abisheka darsanam 30.00


All Days
06:00 - 06:30
30 Mins
Thomala Seva
All Days
07:00 - 07:30
30 Mins
Ekanta Seva
All Days
19:45 - 20:00
15 Mins


Koluvu and Archana
All Days
06:00 - 06:30
15 Mins



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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