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  • Sunil H
    Bengaluru, India2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a temple with serene environment and can do the Kalasarp or Rahu Ketu Pooja
    There are many other temples to complete the visit and it is managed properly by barricades
    Written 2 February 2024
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  • RAMAKRISHNAN K
    Coimbatore, India413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temple is located from south side on the hill top with 325 steps to go up and it has great view of shiv linga where thinnappan , performed act of giving his own eye to lord shiv and he has become kannappa naayanaar ..

    great view of city and temple
    Written 26 June 2019
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  • naresh
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice temple. Powerful god. Most of the people visit in festival time. Colourful lights make good feel.
    Written 15 December 2019
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  • Puvvada S
    160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very ancient temple near to main temple. Parking is an issue better to go by small vehicles such as auto. it is in central location has basic amenities. charges for services such as archana exists. worth to visit.
    Written 15 August 2017
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  • Puvvada S
    160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited on Monday 25 th Feb 2018 with the help of a guide. One must plan while on Srikalahasti tour. Without guide littlebit hardship in exact locating. One can go from musalipedu village (by walk). Buses available upto musalipedu village. Guide cum auto charges amounts to RS. 2000 considering hardship. There is no demand from auto cum guide wa la and we felt it's required amount as it took complete day from morning 0500 AM to 1830 hrs till back to hotel near main temple.
    Written 28 February 2019
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  • Girish Chandra S
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chaturmukeshvara temple has an idol of Lord Shiva with four faces and has bas-relief carvings. At this temple, Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva are both worshipped. According to a legend, this is the place where Lord Brahma regained His ability to create after He pleaded forgiveness from Lord Shiva for getting rid of His Sisihathya sins.
    Written 8 July 2016
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  • cinthu88
    Chennai (Madras), India82 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is somewhat clean, entry ticket is there. I went recently so the water level is low to bath but it is good to bath, space is there. The main disadvantage is there is no dressing room for ladies, there is one room near waterfalls it is nasty, not clean.four rooms in down,it is locked.
    Written 26 November 2018
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  • Vikas Singh
    Ghaziabad, India4,144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The only place in SriKalahasti where you can buy original and authentic hand drawn Kalamkari prints. We tried our best to find shops near the Shiv temple and in town for outlets selling Kalamkari prints but failed. Surprisingly most people were not even aware of Kalamkari work. Located on the Tirupati road, this outlet is in same complex as AP Tourism's hotel. Not only you can get Kalamkari prints but you can also buy Kondapally and Etikoppaka wooden toys here. Being a govt run establishment rates are very reasonable.
    Written 18 March 2021
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  • sudhish_1971
    Chennai (Madras), India447 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Close to Srikalahasthi temple and at walk able distance . The pond on under maintenance and water is now completely drained out for repairs . Nice place to visit ,once it is restored to its original condition .
    Written 12 October 2017
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  • Somaseshu Gutala
    Bengaluru, India1,320 contributions
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    This temple is in Thondamanadu, a small village ten kms away from Kalahasti and 28kms from Tirupati. The way to this temple is very confusing. No proper directions are seen on traffic boards. The road is full of potholes and bumps. Even when enquired, passersby did not give proper directions. The T.T.D. authorities may develop this road and give publicity as many devotees do not know that there is a temple here. When we went there, very few pilgrims are seen. When we enquired the priest, he said that many pilgrims visit this temple on Fridays and Saturdays.

    This place was once the capital of Thondaman Chakravarti, brother of Akasa Raju, father-in-law of Lord Venkateswara. Thondaman built a temple on Tirumala hills at the behest of the Lord Venkateswara. Daily he used to climb the hills to worship the Lord. As he was becoming old, he was not able to go up the hill every day. He felt sad and depressed. The Lord on noticing his plight Himself appeared in Thondamanadu along with His two consorts and stayed here on the old king’s request. Unlike in other temples, here Lord Venkateswara is seen in sitting posture (sukhasina bhangima) with His consorts Sri devi and Bhu Devi, on both sides. Nowhere we can see Lord in this posture in any other temple. The Lord here is called “Veetilundarai Perumal”

    According to Sthala Puraana, after the demise of Akasa Raju, Vasu Dasa, Son of Akasa Raju and Thondaman fought for the kingdom. Lord Venkateswara sided with his brother-in-law but gave his discus and conch to Thondaman. Later Lord Venkateswara brought peace between them. The kingdom was divided into two parts. Narayanapuram (Narayanavanam) was given to Vasu Dasa and Thundeera Mandalam was given to Thondaman. Thondaman built a big lotus-pond near this temple, and water from Akasa Ganga and Kapileswra waterfalls flows into this pond.

    This temple has a spacious compound. This temple is facing east. The main entrance or the Raja Gopuram has three tiers. One can see Dwhajasthambam Bali peetham, and the idol of Garudalwar. There are four mandapams inside; Mahamandamapam, Mukha mandapam, Antarala mandapam and Garbha griha. Two idols of Jaya and Vijaya are seen at the entrance of Grabha Griha. In the Garbha Griha, the idol of Venkateswara is seen in sitting posture with four hands holding conch, discus Yoga Mudra and Abhaya Hastha with Sri devi and Bhu devi sitting on either side. In the Antarala mandapam, one can see the Utsava Murties of Srinivasa with His two consorts, Sri Sita Ramalakshmana swamy with Sri Anjaneya, Sri Vishwaksena and the idol of Sri Ramanujacharya. People believe that by worshipping the Lord here, married couples will have a happy and harmonious life and that unmarried youth will get married soon.

    According to historical evidence this temple was re-constructed during 9th and 10th centuries. The Vimana of this temple resembles the Vimana (Ananadanilayam) of the Tirumala temple. Cholas, Pallavas and Vijayanagara kings worshipped this lord. In 2008, the Tirmala Tirupati devastanam Board took over this temple and developed it. After re-construction, Kumbhabhishekam was done in 2016. The temple timings are from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. Every Friday Abhishekam is done to idols in the sanctum. Special poojas are performed during Dhanurmasam and on Vaikunta Ekadashi.
    Written 3 October 2023
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  • rajathiyaga
    Bellary, India9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is gud place of worship.. you can go with family.. once in a life u have 2 come over here to pray
    Written 17 January 2017
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