Thursday, July 22, 2010

Narayanavanam Sri Kalyanavenkateshwara and Padmavathy thayar temple


Narayanavanam is a quaint village about 35 kms from tirupati and 95 kms from Chennai on the Chennai tirupati road.When you reach Puttur byepass you will find the road to nagalapuram,uthukottai branching off on the right . Proceed for about 2 kms and you will enter the village. After about 2 furlongs you can see the road on the left leading to the temple. This is the temple where you can see Padmavathy thayar and Sri. Venkateshwara in the same temple. This is one of the  important 5 moorthys of Balaji  near tirupati namely Tirumala, Utsava moorthy at tirumala, Govindaraja perumal, Sreenivasa mangapuram and Narayanavanam
Kalyanavenkateshwaraswamy temple Narayanavanam
View from the main gate
The temple was built by Aakasharaja the father of Padmavathy . In fact the Tirumala temple is also supposed to be built by him. Both the temples were later rebuilt by Krishnadeva raya.

Legend says Padmavathy thayar fell in love with Balaji and their marriage was conducted here in Narayanavanam.
The temple has many  sannidhis. The main is  for Perumal in Kalyanakolam . Behind is the sannidhi for Sri Padmavathi .


There are seperate sannidhis for
• Sri Andal

• Sri Sita Lakshmana Sameta Rama

• Sri Ranganatha Swamy

In front of Padmavathy sannidhi we can see a huge miling stone which was supposedly used to prepare turmeric paste for the divine wedding.
The area around the temple is full of Karuvepilai ( curry leaves) trees even growing wildly as you can see on the highway also. Another story runs that since the newly weds were sent off to tirumala without these curry leaves the bride was upset and stayed put at Tiruchanoor itself.
The temple is very well maintained.The temple has regular sevas like Kalyana utsavam (Rs.500/ daily betwen 10-11 am ) and Abhishekam Rs.5/- every friday
 
For more details, you can contact Tel: +91-08574 -31417.