Appalayagunta Temple had located in Appalayagunta village, 70 km from Chittoor town in Andhra Pradesh. It had considered an ancient temple. And it falls under the Vadamalapet mandal of the Chittoor district. The main god of this temple is Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy. Appalayagunta Temple timings are from 5:45 am to 8:00 pm.
About Appalayagunta Temple
- 1 About Appalayagunta Temple
- 1.0.1 History of Appalayagunta Temple
- 1.0.2 Significance of Appalayagunta Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple
- 1.0.3 Other shrines in the temple
- 1.0.4 Festivals and celebrations
- 1.0.5 Seva Tickets Bookings
- 1.0.6 Dress Code:
- 1.0.7 Appalayagunta Temple Timings
- 1.0.8 Nearby places to visit
- 1.0.9 Where to stay at Appalayagunta Temple
- 1.0.10 Address
- 1.0.11 How to reach?
- 1.0.12 FAQs
In this temple, the idol of Padmavati Devi and Sri Andal Devi, consorts of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swami, the main deity, can be seen in the abhaya hasta pose, which is a speciality of this ancient temple.
Here, it had believed that he blessed the saints who witnessed his marriage with Goddess Padmavati; hence, his hands are in a benediction pose.
The Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple at Appalayagunta is a magnificent sculpture built thousands of years ago by the kings of Karvetinagar.
History of Appalayagunta Temple
Appalaygunta is a small village in Puttur taluka of Chittoor district. This village has a divine and precious Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Venkateswara married Goddess Padmavati at Narayanavanam and later ascended Tirumala.
On his way to Tirumala, Kailasanatha visited the Shiva temple in Kona and blessed the saints there. After that, they left for Vemula Hill. At Vemula Konda, to fulfil Siddheshwara Muni’s wish, Lord Venkateswara promised the saint that he would stay there and bless the devotees.
Siddheswara Muni placed the idol of the Lord under the hill, built a temple, and named the Lord “Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy”. In this temple, Swami appears in abhaya hasta posture, signifying that the Lord comes to save the devotees.
Where is the Lord not seen in sitting posture and Abhaya Hasta posture with Sri Devi? The hidden meaning is to inform the devotees that Lord Sri Venkateswara comes to save only those who fall at his feet.
Significance of Appalayagunta Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple
It is where Lord Venkateswara blessed the assembly of Sri Siddeswara and other sages on the occasion of their Kalyanam. This temple is the place of the Lord’s union with his consort Shri Padmavati Ammavari, so he considered it most pleasant and benevolent here.
Pilgrims believe that if the Lord is in the Abhaya Hasta posture, their wishes will fulfil if they visit this Lord. Another main feature of this ancient temple is Vayudeva – Vayudev relieves devotees suffering from chronic diseases.
Appalayagunta temple was built in 1232AD by the King of Karvetinagaram Sri Venkata Perumalaraja Brahmadeva Maharaj, and opposite the temple is the Anjaneya Swamy Mandir. The temple also has idols of Padmavati Devi and Srimati Andal Devi.
The temple had taken over by TTD in 1988, and all the rituals had done according to Vaikhanasa Agama Sutras.
Other shrines in the temple
- Along with the main temple, Sri Andal, Padmavati Devi, and Anjaneyaswamy temples can see.
- Lord Brahma installed the idol of Goddess Sri Andal in this temple. She names after Lord Brahma, the goddess of the Vedas.
- Goddess Sri Padmavati had enshrined in the main temple premises. Here the idol of Sri Mahalakshmi can be seen as Goddess Sri Padmavati.
- An idol of Sri Anjaneya Swamy, one of the devotees of Vishnu during Ramavatara, can be seen along with the main temple.
Festivals and celebrations
Abhishekam is performed in this temple every Friday. The ten-day annual Brahmotsavam of Srivari is the most important festival held during Jyeshta.
- Vaikuntha Ekadashi
- Anivaram had celebrated grandly.
Seva Tickets Bookings
- You can book for Seva well in advance.
- Tickets can purchase a day in advance or on the same day of the seva.
- Kalyanotsavam seva had meant for couples only.
- Children under 12 years can join with their parents with no extra ticket.
- Male devotees should wear a dhoti or pyjama with an upper cloth or formal pants and shirts.
- Female devotees should wear a saree or a chudidhar with an upper cloth.
- Children could wear any fully covered dress.
Appalayagunta Temple Timings
Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple Timings are 5:45 am to 8:00 pm.
1) Archana & Harathi – Rs. 5-00
2) Abhishekam (on Friday) – Rs. 30-00 per person
3) Kalyanotsavam – Rs.300-00 per person (every month on Sravana Nakshathram day)
|Name of the Seva||Timings|
|Suprabatham||06:15 am to 6:45 am, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm 06:00 pm to 7:30 pm|
|Thomalaseva||07:45 pm to 6:15 am|
|Archana||06:45 am to 7:30 am|
|Sarvadarshanam||06:15 am to 6:45 am, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm, 06:00 pm to 7:30 pm|
|Night Bell||08:00 am to 10:30 am|
|Break ( Sudhi)||05:30 pm to 6:00 pm|
|Ekantha Seva||07:30 pm to 7:45 pm|
Nearby places to visit
- Sri Padmavathi Ammavaari Temple
- pickurstay @ lotusgrand tirupati
- Srinivasa Mangapuram, Kalyana Venkateshwaraswamy Temple
- Chandragiri Fort
- Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park
- Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple
- ISKCON Temple
Where to stay at Appalayagunta Temple
- Taj Tirupati
- Fortune Select Grand Ridge
- K.V.P Residency
- Hotel Pearl Suites
- Hotel Bliss
- Capital O 10700 Padmavathi
- Republic Inn
Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Appalayagunta Village, Vadamalapeta Mandal, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh
How to reach?
The temple is 70 km from Chittoor town. This temple can reach by bus or taxi.
The nearest railway station is Pudi Railway Station, 5 km away.
Tirupati Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 20 km.
It is where Lord Venkateswara blessed the assembly of Sri Siddeshwara and other sages on the occasion of their Kalyanam. This temple is the place of the Lord’s union with his consort Sri Padmavati Ammavari, so he is considered the most auspicious here.
Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy Temple had built in AD. It was built in 1232 by King Sri Venkata Perumalaraja Brahmadeva of Karvetinagaram. And It had considered an ancient temple. It falls under the Vadamalapet mandal of Chittoor district.
The dress code for men is a shirt & trousers, dhoti or pyjama, and an upper garment. Preferable dress code for women is a saree or half saree with a blouse or pyjama and chudidhar with a top cloth.
The dress code for men is a shirt & trousers, dhoti or pyjama, and an upper garment. The preferred dress code for women is a saree or half saree with a blouse or pyjama and chudidhar with a top cloth. Shorts, miniskirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length t-shirts are prohibited.