Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple Tirupati
Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple Tirupati is in the center of Tirupathi city. The deity of this temple is Lord Rama in the form of Kodandarama. It was built in 10th century CE by a Chola king and renovated in the year 1481 CE. This shrine has three deities of Sri Rama, Sita, and Lakshmana. Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple is located exactly opposite to Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple.
History of Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple:
As per the legends, Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, and Lord Lakshmana stayed at this place for a night, after completion of their 14 years of exile.
Another legend states that there was a cave in this place that illuminates striking glow. Upon asking Lord Rama about the source of light in the cave, he had replied that is due to the presence of the divine in the cave. Later, Jambavam went inside the cave and saw an idol emitting light in the cave. Since then it became Sri Kodandaram Swamy Temple.
The festivals that will celebrate here are Ugadi (it’s a Telugu New year day), Sri Rama Navami and Brahmotsavam during the months of March and April.
How to reach Kodandarama Swamy Temple?
- Tirupati railway station is 2.5 km away from the temple. However, It connects to all parts of the country.
- Tirupati bus station is 3 km away from the temple. Bus frequency is good from all parts of the state.