Theppotsavam At Narayanavanam Sri Kalyanavenkateswara Swamy Temple

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Narayanavaram

Theppotsavam commenced at Sri Kalyanavenkateswara Swamy Temple at Narayanavanam on November 13, 2013. The five-day utsavam will conclude on November 17, 2013. On first day, the processional deity of Sri Rama along with Sitadevi and Lakshmana Swamy took a pleasure ride on the float in the finely decked temple tank. On the second day, Andal will grace the devotees on float while the last three days, Malayappaswamy along with His two beloved consorts, Sridevi and Bhudevi will bless the devotees. This float festival will takes place between 5.30pm to 8pm everyday.

About the temple:

Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple, Narayanavanam – The temple was built by Aakasharaja the father of Padmavathi thayar. In fact, the Tirumala temple is also supposed to be built by him. Both the temples were later rebuilt by Krishnadeva raya. This is one of the  important 5 moorthys of Srinivasar near Tirupati namely Tirumala, Utsava moorthy at Tirumala, Govindaraja swami temple, Srinivasa Mangapuram and Narayanavanam.

Legend says Padmavathi Thayar fell in love with Srinivasa Perumal and their marriage was conducted here in Narayanavanam. The main deity is Srinivasa Perumal in Kalyanakolam (as a groom) with kalyanakankam. Behind is the sannidhi for Sri Padmavathi dressed as a bride. Unlike Tirumala here Lord is with thayar in same temple complex. Outside Thayar sannidhi shrine is a huge milling stone which is believed to have been used for preparing turmeric paste for the divine marriage. The temple is a beautiful one. There are other separate sannidhis for Sri Andal, Sri Ranganathar, Sri Sita Lakshmana Sametha Ramar.

Narayanavanam is a quaint village about 35 km from Tirupati and 95 km from Chennai on the Chennai-Tirupati road. It is just 5 km away from Puttur. When you reach Puttur bypass you will find the road to nagalapuram/uthukottai branching off on the right. Proceed for about 2 km and you will enter the village. After about 2 furlongs you can see the road on the left leading to the temple.

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