Alamelu Mangamma, also called Padmavati Devi Temple, is the most famous place just 5 km from Tirupati. There is a temple of Goddess Sri Padmavati in this Tiruchanur town. Tiruchanur Alamelu is also known as Mangapuram. Alamelu Mangamma Temple timings are from 05:00 am to 09:00 pm.
Padmavati Devi Temple
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- 1.0.1 History of Alamelu Mangamma Temple
- 1.0.2 1st story of Why is Alamelu Mangamma not with Swami in Tirumala?
- 1.0.3 2nd story of Alamelu Manga is not in Tirumala
- 1.0.4 Timings of Alamelu Mangamma Temple
- 1.0.5 Alamelu Mangamma Temple Service List and Ticket Price
- 1.0.6 Alamelu Mangamma Temple Monthly Service
- 1.1 Annual Pooja List at Alamelu Mangamma Temple:
The name alone suggests that this temple had been dedicated to Goddess Padmavati, wife of Lord Venkateswara. The main idol of this Mandir is Goddess Padmavati, also known as Goddess Alamelmanga. This sanctum appeared in the 16th century. Pushkarani is a temple and tank of Goddess Sri Padmavati, also known as the golden lotus flower.
In this temple, Goddess Padmavati gave darshan to Lord Venkateswara on a red lotus plant. We can see Vakula Devi inside the temple, the mother of God. You can also visit the sub-temples on the premises, Sri Krishna Swamy Temple, Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple and Sri Sundara Raja Swamy Temple.
History of Alamelu Mangamma Temple
According to the Puranas, a Brahmin Pundarika who was devoted to religion and followed the duties according to the Shastras had no sons. Later, Mahadev was born to that Brahmin. Mahadev was married to a woman; he made a mistake and went for another woman. After her death, he accompanied the pilgrims to Tirumala. He also took holy water baths and climbed the hills.
Swami Pushkarini heard this and sought the blessings of Varaha Swami. After Mahadev was born to Akasharaja Mitravarma and Akasharaja, perform a yagam for the child. Then the couple saw the baby on a thousand-petalled lotus flower.
The child was named Padmavati and married Srinivasa. According to another legend, sage Bhrigu came to Vaikuntha to meet Lord Vishnu. When the sage entered, the Lord was sleeping, so the sage kicked him angrily in the chest. Instead of getting angry, Vishnu bows down to the sage. Seeing that, Goddess Lakshmi got mad and went to earth and emerged as Padmavati on a golden lotus.
1st story of Why is Alamelu Mangamma not with Swami in Tirumala?
Myths about Goddess Alamelu Mangamma Temple are innumerable. When the newlyweds reached Tirumala, God asked his wife to look for trees for neem and karivepaku (lemon and curry leaves). When she couldn’t find any, he told her to bring at least one tree. Neem is not a curry plant.
The mother got angry and decided to reach Alimelu Mangapuram in search of it and stay there. Isn’t Padma Tank where she was born? As she did not come, Srinivasa did not ask her to come back and did not go back.
It was unknown how often he made these trips, but his shoes had worn out. However, sometimes late at night, the Lord comes to Alipiri, wears his shoes in the foot mantapa, goes to inquire about her welfare, leaves his shoes again at Alipiri on his way back and reaches Tirumala for the early morning Suprabhata Seva.
2nd story of Alamelu Manga is not in Tirumala
Husband, Srinivasa, lives in ‘Ananda Nilaya’ on seven hills! His wife, Alamelu Manga, lives in ‘Shanti Nilaya’ at the foot of the hills in Tiruchanur! Doesn’t it look strange? There is a particular reason for this.
A long time ago, Padmavati lived in ‘Shanti Nilaya’, a golden palace on a hill seven hills high. But Mata in ‘Shanti Nilaya’ is a little more merciful than Swami in ‘Ananda Nilaya’.
Due to the weight of her benevolence, the hill where her palace stood sank into the ground. For the same reason, the two are separate.
Swami – Standing in Ananda Nilayam:
The Swami stands in the temple on the hill, armed as if ready to go anywhere. Devotees find it difficult to tell him their problems. Because of this difference, we forget to seek all that we desire from Him.
Alamelu – sitting on a lotus:
But downhill! Alamelu Manga Mata very casually held two lotuses in her hands in abhaya mudra and said, “Come, tell me what you want!” Like that, sitting on a lotus. She hears our pleas and conveys them to her husband.
She pressures him to grant them. If Swami pretended not to hear her messages, she said, “Swami, it is because of keeping me on your chest as ‘Vyuha Lakshmi’ that you exist like this. Because of me, you left Vaikuntha and performed penance on the lotus bank.
Thus teasing him, she cunningly diverts his attention towards the devotees and their pleas. So was her mother’s mother – Alamelu Mangamma.
Timings of Alamelu Mangamma Temple
- The Mandir is open on all days from 05:00 am to 09:00 pm
- Sarva Darshan Timings: 09:30 am to 12:30 pm, 01:00 pm to 06:00 pm, and 07:00 pm to 08:45 pm.
|Monday||05:00 am to 09:00 pm|
|Tuesday||05:00 am to 09:00 pm|
|Wednesday||05:00 am to 09:00 pm|
|Thursday||05:00 am to 09:00 pm|
|Friday||05:00 am to 09:00 pm|
|Saturday||05:00 am to 09:00 pm|
|Sunday||05:00 am to 09:00 pm|
Alamelu Mangamma Temple Service List and Ticket Price
- Tiruchanur Padmavati Devi Temple Daily Services:
- Good morning: Rs.25 per head
- Sahasranamarchana: Rs.25 per head
- Padmavati Parinayam: Rs.500
- Oonjala service: Rs.116
- Private Service: Rs.25
- Kumkumarchana: Rs.200
- Vedic Blessing: Rs.500
Alamelu Mangamma Temple Monthly Service
- Ashtotta Shata Kalasabhisheka on 1st Wednesday of every month: Rs.1000
- Ashtadal Pada Padmaradhanam: Rs.300 per head
- Pushpanjali Service: Rs.200
- Abhishekam: Rs.400 per head
- Uttarashada Nakshatra: Rs.100 per head
- Tiruppavada Service: Rs.600 per head
- Tailoring Service: Rs.10,000
Annual Pooja List at Alamelu Mangamma Temple:
- Lakh Kumkumarchana in November: Rs.1116
- Consecration in September: Rs.1500
- Vara Lakshmi Vrat in August: Rs.500
- Yard vehicle service (during Brahmotsavams): Rs.100
- Puspa yagam on next day Panchami Teertha: Rs.200
- Garuda Vahana Seva (During Brahmotsavams): Rs.100
- Vasantotsava in May: Rs.300
Main Festivals of Alamelu Mangamma Temple
- Vara Lakshmi Vratam
- Navratri Utsavam
- Kartika Masa Utsavam is the central ritual in the temple.
Temples Nearby Alamelu Mangamma Temple
- Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
- Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple
- Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple
- Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
- Sri Varahaswami Temple
- Sri Bedi Anjaneya Swamy Temple
- Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple
Accommodation at Alamelu Mangamma Temple
In this town, so many hotels and lodges are available for a reasonable cost.
- Sri Marutham Lodge
- Sri Alamelu Lodge
- Hotel Grand Palace
- Hotel Sri Ganapathy
- L R Lodge
Alamelu Mangamma Temple Address
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari temple,onetikatta Street, Alivelu, Mangapuram, Tiruchanoor, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517503
How to reach Alamelu Mangamma Temple?
Tirupati is well-connected to all major cities, and many government buses are available.
The nearest railway stations are Chennai Suburban, Renigunta, Tirupati, Chandragiri and Tiruchanur.
The region has regular flights to all cities. And the nearest international airport is Chennai International Airport which is 130 km from Tirupati.
Padmavati Temple had dedicated to Goddess Padmavati or Alamelumanga, consort of Lord Venkateswara.
Padmavati Temple is a must-visit for Balaji devotees, and it had believed that Balaji darshan is incomplete without the darshan of Goddess Padmavati. So go to the darshan of Goddess Padmavati after the darshan of Balaji.
Tiruchanur (also known as Alamelu Mangapuram, Chirtanur) is a census town in the Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
It had located at a distance of 20 km from Padmavati Amman Temple. It takes about 1 hour to visit Tirupati Balaji.