In the state of Andhra Pradesh, 12kms in the west of Tirupati there situated a place called Srinivasa Mangapuram. It is in Chittoor district. There is a famous Hindu temple “Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy” in that district. It is total Vaishnavite temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. This temple is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
It is said that Lord Venkateswara stayed there after his marriage with Goddess Shri Parvati for Six months before proceeding to Tirumala. They stayed on the bank of river Kalyani on advice of Saint Agasthya.
Srinivasa Mangapuram History
Srinivasa Mangapuram is treated next to Balaji Temple, so devotees who are unable to visit Balaji compensate it by visit here. Mostly married couples visit here after marriage to take blessings of the Lord for happy married life.
Even the individuals who are facing troubles for tying knots, ties Kalyana Kankanam at the temple. It is believed that through this, Lord waives away all the hindrances and you will get the one deserving for you. Also, married people who want to get rid of wedding troubles perform Kalyanotsavam.
There are no substantial proofs indicating about the construction of Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple. It is believed that all ancient proofs were ruined during the reigns of Sultans. According to the inscriptions on the walls of temple, it is found that Shri Tallapaka Chinna Tirumala Acharya had renovated this temple during 16th century. After that, they maintained the temple for long years. Later in 1967, it came under the administration of TTD.
Rituals at Mangapuram
Kalyanotsavam: This is one of the daily rituals of Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple. It starts daily at 11 am and lasts for an hour. Devotees can also attend the seva by buying tickets. The dress code for this ritual is dhoti and towel for men and saree or suit for women.
Other than Kalyanotsavam, there are few more daily rituals performed in the temple. Few rituals are done on weekly basis too like Thiruppavada seva, swarna pushpa archana, abhishekam, etc.
Annual Brahmotsavam: It is one of best time to visit Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple. In this festival, Lord Venkateswara Swamy climbs upon Simha Vahanam. This celebration is one of the major attractions for all the pilgrims around the world.
Pavitrotsavam: This 3 days annual festival is scheduled from 19th October to 21st October. The main objective of this festive is to seek pardon of the Lord for any act or behavior committed wrong. The priests of the temple do worship and take regards on your behalf.
Sakshtra Vaibhavam: this festival occurs in the month of July.
There is no advance or online booking system available for these rituals. The tickets can be collected on the same day from temple counter.
All the means of transport are available to Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple. But mostly road trips are adopted to see the natural beauty spread around. Many bus services and private vehicles offer their services to devotees to reach the temple.
The regular timings of Srinivasa Mangapuram Temple for darshan to devotees are from 5.30 am in morning to 7.30 pm in evening.
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