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SRI KODANDA RAMASWAMY TEMPLE

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

The Temple is dedicated to Lord Rama an incarnation of Vishnu along with Sita and Lakshmana. The idols of main deities of the temple Lord Rama Goddess Sita and Sri Lakshmana are very big in a standing position. Goddess Sita is to the right of Lord Shri Rama and Sri Lakshmana to his left. Both Lord Rama and Sri Lakshmana each carry a bow and arrow in their left and right hands respectively.

Goddess

Goddess Sita is the consort of Lord Rama.

Interesting Facts

  • High significance of this temple owes to its mentions in Puranas, sacred Hindu scriptures. According to legends, after the war and 14 years of exile, when Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana were returning to Ayodhya, they had stayed at this place for a night.
  • Like no other temple here sri anjaneya swami has a temple directly opposite to the Main temple complex.

Best Season To Visit

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

Weather

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
A.P.S.R.T.C. BUS STAND, Tirupati
2 KM 0877-2289907
Tirupati Railway Station
3 KM 0877-2225810
Tirupati International Airport
20 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

Kodanda Rama Swamy temple faces West direction, built in the Vijayanagara Style of Architecture. Kodanda Rama Swamy temple has a three tier Gopuram with seven Kalasas above on top. The Antarala and Garbhagriha of the main shrine of Kodandarama are at a higher level than the Mukha Mandapa. They stand on a 5' 6" high adhisthana which contains from bottom.

Mandapams - On the rock walls of the Outer Mandapam Raja Mudras and symbols of Vijayanagara dynasty. The outer surface of the Pradakshina wall is plain and constructed with large blocks of Granite stone. The Vijayanagara emblem is carved on the south of the Pradakshina wall. The wall above the adhisthana is decorated with pilasters having Vijayanagara capitals. There are two small four pillared mandapas in the south west and north west corners of the courtyard. This shrine is situated in the centre of the western side of the Maha Mandapa and houses two armed standing Garuda with his hands in anjali pose. This Mandapam contains four pillars. Each pillar has three square blocks with two Octagonal shafts in between. The capitals are in the Vijayanagara Style. There are interesting sculptures on the square blocks of the pillars. The pradakshina round the Garbhagriha and Antarala contains six pillars on the north, two pillars on the east and six pillars on the south. The capitals of all these pillars are in the Vijayanagara style. There is about four feet wide space between the pradakshina wall and the Adhisthana of Garbhagriha and Antarala. 

Inscriptions - According to the inscriptions, Sri Narasimha Mudiliar constructed this temple in the year 1402(1480A.D). The idols were consecrated and in later days the emperor Janamejaya renovated this temple as per the evidence available in “Sawal Jawab Patti”.

Religious Significance

According to legends, after the war and 14 years of exile,when Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana were returning to Ayodhya, they had stayed at this place for a night. Jambhavanta, an elderly wise Vanara in the kingdom of Sugreeva once saw a cave here and the brightest light was coming out of the cave. He asked Lord Sri Rama of what it was. Lord Rama said, it is the light of God. Jambavanta then established God’s idol there and worshiped him. By this legend, this temple is said to have been in existence since Treta Yuga in which period Lord Ram lived. According to Varaha Purana, during Tretayugam, Lord Sri Rama resided here along with Sita Devi and Lakshmana on his return from Lankapuri.

History

This temple was constructed by the Cholas in 10th century A.D. Developed by various Kings especially by Sri Krishna Deva Raya in 15th century. Jambavan consecrated the idols in the temple and later that was renovated by Janamejaya in the local Ramachandra Pushkarini(a sacred tank).

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Sevas

Suprabhatham
All Days
05:00 - 05:30
30 Mins

Pooja

Abhishekam
All Days
05:00 - 05:30
30 Mins
Alankaram, Archana
All Days
05:30 - 07:00
30 Mins

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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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