Introduction to Tiruchanur Padmavati Temple, Tiruchanur
Tiruchanur is a small town near Tirupati, the famous pilgrim center of the Hindus. In this small town there is a beautiful temple which is dedicated to Padmavathi. The Padmavati Temple is an important tourist attraction that is well worth a visit. It is an important pilgrim center as well. Goodess Padmavathi is believed to be a very benevolent goodess who readily forgives her devotees if they are repentant. One is showered with plenty as soon as he/she receives her blessings. This large temple is also popularly known as “Alamelumangapuram”. According to popular belief, visit to the famous temple at Tirupati is fruitful only after a visit to Tiruchanur which is just 5 km away from Tirupati.
History of Tiruchanur Padmavati Temple, Tiruchanur
An inscription in the Padmavati Temple tells you in detailabout the history of Tiruchanur. Originally there was a temple in Tiruchanur that was dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. It was difficult for the priests to perform all the religious rituals because of space shortage. So they decided to carry out the activities even this became difficult and so the place of worship was shifted. The place eventually lost all its significance.
In the 12th century, the importance of the place was partially revised when the Yadava Kings built the Shri Krishna Balaram temple over here. Much later in the 16th and 17th century, two additions were made. The deity of Sundara Varadaraja was installed and a separate temple was built for Goodess Padmavathi. According to mythology, she was born in a lotus pond which is actually the tank within the temple premises of Tiruchanur.
Description of Tiruchanur Padmavathi Temple, Tiruchanur
There are several deities housed within the temple. However the most admirable is definitely that of Sri Padmavathi. Padmavathi is the consort of Lord Venkateshwara, the presiding deity of Tirupati. She is shown as sitting in Padmasana holding two lotuses in her upper hands. Her posture evokes a lot of love and respect. The lower hands represent fearlessness and benediction. The Deities of Sri Krishna, Balarama, Sundararaja Swami, and surya-Narayana Swami are also quite beautiful.
Interestingly a lot of importance is also attached to the elephant who is the favorite celestial carrier of the goddess. The flag which is hoisted from the temple bears the image of an elephant. You are sure to be impressed by a vilsit to this temple which will be like a spiritual journey in this land famous for spiritualism.
HOW TO GO TIRUCHANOOR?
EVERY 15 MINTS ONE BUS IS THERE FROM TIRUPATI BUSSTAND
METRO BUS SERVIVE ALSO AVAILABLE
TOTAL JOURNEY 15 TO 20 MINTS
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