Tirupathi, Srinivasa Mangapuram – Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple

When you think of visiting Tirumala Srinivasa you need to plan a day or two off and be prepared for hours of long queues for just few seconds glimpse of Lord Srinivasa. That makes all the devotees disappointed. TTD must work on satisfied darshan to one and all pilgrims who comes from 100s 1000s of km far-off places.

However in every village, town, city we have Lord Srinivasa temples and you always can think that lord is nearby to bless his devotees anytime.

Here is alternative in Tirupathi for Lord darshan in case they cannot do Tirumala pilgrimage.

Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple is situated at an easily commutable distance of 12 KM to the west Tiruapti. It’s regarded as the lord-prescribed alternative for Tirumala Devastanam, and has been bestowed with great divine power. This can be likewise a great way to spend a four hour break in your Tirupati program, as it can be easily reached and Darshan is not usually preceded by long Queues.

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As the name indicates it carries great significance for newly married couples, who are forbidden by tradition to visit the mountain-top Tirupati temple. It’s also a safer alternative for elderly people, who may not be comfortable with the crowd and long-wait of the Tirumala temple. The kalyana ‘kaappu’ which marriage seeking devotees tie on their hand, is believed to lead to the ideal life-partner.

Timings :
5.30 AM to 7.30 PM

Distance :
12 Kms from Tirupati RTC Bus stand

Address :
Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple,
Srinivasa Mangapuram,
Tirupati (Rural), Chittoor (Dist.),
Andhra Pradesh

Daily Sevas:

Name of the Seva Timings
Suprabatham 5:00 AM
Thomala Seva 6:30 AM
Sahashra  Namarchana 7:30 AM
Kalyanotsavam 11:00 AM
Arjitha Brahmotsavam 12:30 PM
Sarvadarsanam 5.30 AM to 6.30 AM
8.30 AM to 10.00 AM
11.00 AM to 05.30 PM
6.30 PM to 7.30 PM
Yekantha Seva 8:00 PM

Weekly Sevas:

Name of the Seva  Day
  Astadala Pada Padmaradhana Seva Tuesday
Ashtottara Shatakalasabhisheka Seva Wednesday
Tiruppavada Seva Thursday
Abishekam
Vastra Alankarana Seva
 Friday

Monthly Sevas:

Name of the Seva Day
Unjala Seva Sravana Nakshatra

Yearly Sevas:

Name of the Seva Month
Brahmotsavam February
Pushpa yagam March
Vasanthotsavam May / June
Sakshatkara vaibhavam July
Pavitrotsavam October /  November

Permanent Sevas:

Name of the Seva Timings
 Nitya archana Life Time

Special occasions at Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy

Among the premier focus of the Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple is the “Kalyana Utsavam” every day. The location of the temple is blessed with the presence of Lord Venkateswara and his wife for six months after their marriage. Being present at this blissful location during the Kalyana Utsav time, can alleviate any hindrance that stops a devotee from finding a great life partner. The act of participating “Kalyana Utsavam” is also proven to remove any existing problems in a married life.

Another important festival held at the temple is the “Bramhostav” held during the months of February and March.  On this occasion the Lord Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy ascends on a Simha Vahanam (Lion Carrier Ratham) to be a drawn-along with the devotees. The Simha Vahanam stands for the Narasimha avatar of Lord Vishnu. At this time, Lord Venkateswara Swamy also occupies the power of Narasimha Swamy, combinedly becoming the Yoga Narasimha Swamy. This is an occasion of grand importance and is held in great significance.

Legend/Purana of the Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple

After celebrating the marriage of Lord Venkateswara Swamy with Goddess Padmavathi, he did not immediately return to the Tirumala hills. But instead he visited the sage Agasthya’s ashram to seek blessings. Yes, even the lord is humble enough to seek blessings from elderly and wise. As it was scientifically wrong for the newlyweds to scale the hill for six months, the lord was unable to immediately return to the Tirumala mountain-temple. At this situation the sage Agastya suggested that Swamy Venkateswara along with his wife could stay at his humble ashram. The Lord graciously accepted this request and blessed with the ashram with his presence for the entire six months.

Later, before returning to the Tirumala, Swamy Venkateswara blessed the place with two boons-

  1. The newlyweds and elderly who are not able to visit Tirumala can get the same benefits through visiting Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple.
  2. A devotee who takes part in the Kalyna utsasvam and ties a ‘kaappu’ on their hand, can find their best, most beloved life-partner or find new happiness from their existing relationship.

Nearby Places to visit

There are a number of temples and delightful sightseeing places to visit at reachable distance from Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple. The chief among them are the Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Srikalahasti temple and Kanipakum etc…

Visit Srinivasa Mangapuram  and be blessed

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