The Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple is situated in Tadipatri, Anantapur. It is dedicated to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, who is in the divine form of Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy.
About The Temple
Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple is noted for its architectural splendor on stones. This temple is one of the marvels of architectural splendor. The temple dates back to the period of Vijayanagara dynasty. The temple has an impressive Rajagopuram. This temple is said to have been built by Thimma Naidu, son of Ramalinga Naidu. Ramalinga Naidu was the feudal lord of the Vijayanagar Kingdom. It was built during the same time as the Vittala Temple of Hampi, in a similar manner. Most of the features of these two temples bear close resemblance to each other being built on a similar ground plan. Tadipatri is home to two famous temples one is Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple and Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple. These two temples are situated on the banks of Pennar. The temple complex is strewn around with sculptures carved on rocks. The sculptures remind one, of the pastimes of Vijayanagara Empire. How arts and sculpture flourished in this era. mukhamatapa has 40 pillars with ornately decorated in intricate patterns and images; heavily decorated pillars; beautiful chariot carved in stone; amazing outer walls with sculptures and patterns; the ancient weigh scale and pillar. While the stone chariot here is compact and small in size, the famous stone chariot at Hampi is equally and amazingly detailed.
Legend and Stories
These amazing sculptures breathing life depict the stories from epic Ramayana; The story of Hanuman, His adventures in Lanka and meeting Sita Devi Lord Krishna in the form of Balakrishna killing Pothana and Lord Krishna playing on flute Lord Ananthashayana with His Consorts; Vamana depicted as Trivikrama with 3 legs – one on earth, second raised in heavens, and third on king Bali’s head.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is in Puttaparthi. The nearest railway station is in Tadipatri. Buses are available from all places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bangalore, and Chennai to reach this temple in Tadipatri town of Anantapur.
Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple,
Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.