• 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.

SRI GANDI VEERA ANJANEYA SWAMY TEMPLE

Gandi, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

The main deity of this temple is Lord Veera Anjaneya swamy. The lord of this Kshetram is seen as bright as rising Sun. Eyes are bright and radiating. One hand of idol open towards the sky as if giving ashirwad to devotees. The other hand holding a holy flower called Sowgandigai. The tail of the idol goes over its head and at the end of the tail is a resemblance of the OM symbol., 10 avatars engraved behind the idol. A bell hangs at the end of the tail, the idol wears a necklace containing navarathnas.

Interesting Facts

  • Temple located on the right bank of Papagni river.
  • Sri Rama thinking about Anjaneya, pictured Anjaneya on the rock with his arrow. Sri Rama had left for Ayodhya without completing this picture. Picture of Lord Anjaneya is complete in all respect except the little finger of Anjaneya’s left hand.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38 °C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (33.7 °C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (26 °C during day and 17 °C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

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 this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
APSRTC BUS STAND Vempalli
7.2 KM 0866-2570005
Yerraguntla Junction
45 KM 08563-275131
Tirupati International Airport
178 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

In Telugu, Gandi means a narrow valley with a running river. Sri Ramakrishna Ananda Swamy of Bhumananda Ashram had given the name of Gandi Kshetram to this place. Sri Gandi Veera Anjaneya Swamy temple is facing towards West direction and constructed in Dravidian style of architecture. There are two gopurams with five tiers on West and South directions. The temple gopuram has images of hindu gods and lot of animal images. The temple has a Dhwaja Stambham. The image at the feet of lord Anjaneya is that of Udgavi Acharyulu or Gandi Acharyulu. It is he that first constructed the sanctum sanctorum and brought the temple to the notice of the public.

The stone prakaram around the sanctum sanctorum is said to have been built by one Tirupathi Seshanna in 1911. The devotees take their bath at Papagni, worship the lord and fulfill their vows. The Hanuman idol is made on single Black marble stone.The temple flooring is made of rock stand stone.

Religious Significance

During The Ramayana period, Vayu deva ( God representing Air) is doing mediation here. Sri Rama in search of Sita devi, passed through this place while moving towards South direction. Vayu wanted Sri Rama to stay here as his host, Sri Rama replied to Vayu that he will accept his hospitality on his way back to Ayodhya. Vayu after knowing Sri Rama’s victory over Ravana in Lanka, prepared this place to welcome Sri Rama in a grand. For which Vayu, flung a wreath (festoon) of golden flowers across the ravine through which the conqueror should pass on his way Northwards to Ayodhya. At the kind request of Vayu, Sri Rama halted here with his troops. Anjaneya Swamy flown to Ayodhya to inform Bharath about Sri Rama’s return. Sri Rama thinking about Anjaneya, pictured Anjaneya on the rock with his arrow.

Legends of the place - The Papagni through the palakonda range near Vempalle. Here the hills attain a height of nearly 2000 feet, and the river takes a winding course between towering cliffs till it emerges in the plain that stretches towards Kadapa. The legend runs that when the news of Ramas victory over Ravan was brought, a triumphal wreath of gold was hung across the gorge, and it is said that it’s semblance, which is only seen at the approach of death by those whom the god’s love, appeared to sir Thomas Munro on his last journey to Kadapa. A short time before his death, whilst on his way to Bellary, Sir Thomas Munrotraveled through the Kadapa district. He passed from the upper table land of the sub division to the valley below the ghauts by means of the narrow gorge where the Papagni breaks through the hills. Whilst riding, he suddenly looked up at the steep cliffs above, and remarked to the natives riding behind him. What a beautiful garland of flowers they have stretched across the valley. They all looked, but said they could see nothing: Why there it is! All made of gold! Again they looked, but saw nothing. Sir Thomas made no further remark but one of his old native servants quietly observed alas! a great and good man will soon die. A few days afterwards, and Sir Thomas munro has passed away. Lord Munro most unexpectedly died of Cholera at Pattikonda in Kurnool district about six months after the Gandi incident. There appears to be a stone inscription recording that the wreath would be visible only to great people who would attain salvation in six months after seeing the golden wreath.

History

During period of Tretayuga, the Hanuman statue is sculpted by Lord Sri Rama. Sri Gandi Veera Anjaneya Swamy temple was built in 19th Century by Swamy Vasanthaacharyulu and renovated in the year 2017. Vijayanagara Kings was contributed for this temple. The incomplete picture of Anjaneya Swamy drawn in a thin line by Sri Rama was sculptured by Sri Vyasaraja. It is all his effort, that today we all can see the blooming figure of Anjaneya Swamy. Sri Vyasaraja wants to see the complete figure of Anjaneya Swamy, so he sculptured little finger of left hand. To the astonishment of the great devotee, the little finger broke down and blood started oozing. Understanding the intention of Anjaneya Swamy, he sculptured the figure as left by Sri Rama.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 2.00 PM 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM

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Airports

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
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
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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Gandi, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

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