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Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

Overview


Tiruchanoor, is one of the most established pioneer towns found 5km far from Tirupati, it is the dwelling place of Goddess Sri Padmavathi Devi, the adored consort of Lord Venkateswara.This place is famously known as "Alarmelmangapuram" (Alar-Lotus, Mel-top, Manga-Goddess, Puram-town) or Alimelumangapuram.By legend as Goddess Mahalakshmi developed on the brilliant lotus as Padmavathi Devi situated at the focal point of Padmasarovaram-the temple tank, this spot got to be acclaimed by the name "Alarmelmangapuram".

There is a solid conviction among the travelers that they ought to clear visit to Padmavathi and look for Her celestial endowments before they visit Lord Venkateswara as Tirumala amid their journey.

The vicinity of divinities is frequently felt in the structures called temples, which are the encapsulations of the considerable, age old, rich Hindu Sanatana Dharma. Situated on the pleasant Seshachalam Hill Ranges, this temple possesses an exceptional spot in our incredible place that is known for blessed hallowed places.

Beautifully arranged on the highest point of the slopes, Tirumala - the dwelling place Lord Venkateswara, is rumored as the most old temple in India, Sastras, Puranas, Sthala Mahatmyarns, and Alwar psalms, unequivocally pronounce that in the Kali Yuga one can accomplish mukti just through venerating this Venkata Nayaka or Lord Venkateswara.

To represent that Venkatadri is one of a kind in its hallowedness it is sufficient to bring up that Sri Ramanuja, the considerable Sri Vaishnava Acharya, climbed Tirumala on his knees as he thought it profane to get by walking the Hills on which the Lord rested.

Legend has it that the Lord (Sri Maha Vishnu, who later tackled the incarnation of Sri Venkateshwara) demonstrated his devotion towards the sage, Bhrigu Maharshi, despite the fact that the sage had offended Vishnu by kicking Him on the mid-section.

In indignation, Sri Maha Lakshmi (the Lord's consort) came to Patala Loka, where she heard a perfect voice expressing that a pushkarini was burrowed on the banks of the stream Swarnamukhi, and here she inundated herself in retribution for a long time. In the thirteenth year (amid the month of Kartika, on Panchami day in the last fortnight, highlighted by the nakshathram Uttarashadha), Sri Padmavati rose up out of a brilliant lotus. It is trusted that Goddess MahaLakshmi herself rose as Sri Padmavati.Tirupati yatra is deficient without a visit to this temple. Sri Padmavati is the heavenly partner of Lord Venkateshwara. "Kalyanotsavam" is performed here as in Tirumala between 10.30 a.m.and 12 noon consistently. Darshan begins from 6.30 a.m. on Weekdays and from 8.00 a.m. on Fridays.

Temple Overview

From Tirpurati, the Alamelu Mangapuram temple is arranged at a nearly near to separation of 5 Km. The temple is given to the Goddess Padmavathi, the consort of Sri Venkateswara Swamy. This temple is likewise showed in the criticalness of gentility in the Hindu custom. It is likewise a holy place of adoration between the Lord Mahavishu and Goddess Lakshmi. The temple city of Tirupati, is known for its numerous temples and convincing structural planning. Be that as it may, among these the Sri Tiruchanoor Alamelu Mangapuram temple should be obligatorily gone by and paid praise, as the Tirupati Darshan increases complete fulfillment just through the gifts from Goddess Padmavathi.

Sri Padmavati is the brilliant consort of Lord Venkateswara Swamy. As Goddess Padmavati, a side effect of Goddess Mahalakshmi had expanded from Padama mean lotus plant. Goddess Padmavati gave darshan to Master Venkateswara on a red Lotus plant in Padma sarovar lake at Alamelu mangapuram after his solid atonement for 12 decades.


About The Temple


This is the most punctual of the holy places found inside the compound of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple at Tiruchanoor. Alagiyaperumal or Krishna swamy present in this holy place is the managing god.

Verifiable proofs uncover that this god and temple came to presence by 1221 AD. An enthusiast by name Pokkiran spent his own cash and leveled a land parcel and made it cultivatable and he offered it to the place of worship and its hirelings consented to direct the Panguni celebration for the Deity. The primary picture is that of Aligiyaperumal or Krishna Swamy situated in the inside. He sits in padmasana with his both hands in the varada posture and laying on knees.At right side to him is another divinity expressed to be Balarama, the other two pictures are of Krishna in Kaliya mardana posture and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.

This holy place is found inside the compound of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple at Tiruchanoor toward the south of the sanctum of Alagiyaperumal or Krishna Swamy temple. This sanctum appeared at some point in the sixteenth century. Inside the sanctum in the middle is the symbol of Sri Varadaraja Swamy flanked by Sridevi and Bhudevi on His either side. The Annual Avatharotsavams of this sanctum will be held each year in the month of July for three days.

At Trichanoor, Devi is venerated as the principle god. Sitting in Padmasana, she is spoken to with four hands, two of them every holding a Lotus and the front two hands indicating Abhaya and Varada mudras (situating of hand and fingers) ensuring the devotees and guaranteeing them to satisfy their wishes.

By Purana, once sage Bhrigu was endowed with the assignment of discovering the most Supreme one among the Trinity. To start with, he went to Kailash. Nandi Deva did not allow him to go in but rather some way or another, he figured out how to secure consent, yet Lord Shiva was brandishing with his consort Sri Parvati and gave careful consideration to Bhrigu. Reviling Shiva, Bhrigu came to Brahma. The last did not by any means get up to get him believing that Bhrigu was after all his child. Reviling Brahma as well, Bhrigu came to Vishnu who was sleeping soundly. Not able to control his displeasure, Bhrigu kicked Him on the mid-section. Goddess Lakshmi who was additionally on the mid-section got part of the kick. Ruler Vishnu woke up and conceded. The sage was satisfied with his request to Bhrigu's foot.

In dissent against the self-importance of the savvy, Goddess Lakshmi left the house Shri Vishnu. Not able to hold up under the partition, Lord Vishnu came rational and meandered for quite a long time. Coming to Kolhapur, he loved Lakshmi's picture in the temple, set up by sage Agasthya. An ethereal perfect voice guided him to go to Swarnamkukhi stream bank, to do atonement there for a long time worshiping Goddess Mahalakshmi with lotus blossoms and at exactly that point Goddess Mahalakshmi impressed by his darshan, acknowledged get-together. He came to Tiruchanoor and burrowed a tank that is currently called as Padma Sarovar (Padma Pushkarani). He begged Lord Satyanarayana Swamy to let the lotus blossoms stay in full bloosom. Goddess Mahalakshmi showed up before Him on Karthika Sukla Panchami day, remaining on a red lotus blossom with lotus in two hands. She approached to unite with the Lord. She stayed there for the sake of Padmavathi, as she had ascended from Padma(meaning lotus) blooms. The same tank burrowed by Lord Mahavishnu and Lord Suryanarayana Swamy loved by Mahavishnu are currently existing and accepting adoration with the same Lord Balaji in Tirumala.

Temple Architecture

A we ascend the slope, there is a the temple of Varahaswamy – the Lord as Varaha, a wild pig. By, the whole mountain slope of Tirupati, or Sheshachala, is said to be the property of Varaha, who raised the earth from the insides of the sea. Master Venkateswara is said to have taken authorization to dwell here from Lord Varaha. The area itself is still accepted to have a place with Varahaswamy, and Lord Venkateswara is said to have rented this specific range from him. Subsequently, the Lord then had no cash to pay for the lease, he is said to have asked his devotees to first visit Varahaswamy and make their offerings to him.

Inside of the temple, the left passageway leads to the primary place of worship, where we see a figure of the Lord's mom – Vakula Devi. She is said to stay beside her child, to guarantee that her child is appropriately dealt.

Next in line is the figure of Lord Venkateswara on the gopuram – Vimana Venkateswara Swamy – who is a precise copy of the figure in the sanctum.There is additionally a picture of Lakshmi on the right half of the sanctum, by the spot where the Hundi (Box of offerings) is kept.

Descending the slope, the first temple we should visit is that of Padmavati at Tiruchanur. As consort of the ruler, she possesses a position of prime significance, and her sanctum is nowadays as swarmed as that of her spouse. A visit to Tirupati is said to be inadequate without a visit to Tiruchanur.

Other Temples At the premises of Sri Padmavathi Temple

We can watch the vicinity of different places of worship likewise at the premises of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Alamelu Mangapuram of Chittoor District to be specific Sri Krishnaswamy Temple, Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple and Sri Suryanarayana Swamivari Temple and so forth.


Sri Krishnaswamy Temple

Lord Sri Vishnu is the god present in this temple with the name of Sri Krishnaswamy. We can see the Idol of Lord Sri Krishna managing in this temple.

Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple

Lord Sri Vishnu is available in this sub temple other than the principle temple in the same grounds. We can watch the Idol of Lord Vishnu with the name of Sri Sundara Rajaswami in this sub temple.

Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple

The one of its kind Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy temple is situated inverse to Padma Saraovaram-the temple tank of Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru temple in Tiruchanoor, around 5km from Tirupati.

The directing divinity of Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy in this antiquated temple is accepted to have been introduced by none other than Lord Sri Venkateswara Himself as a token of His love to the Sun God.

By legend, after Goddess Lakshmi left Vaikuntha despite the disgraceful signal of Sage Bhrigu who hit Lord Mahavishnu on his mid-section, which happens to be Her home, Lord additionally left Vaikuntha looking for Her. He happened to meet Goddess Padmavathi Devi and wished to wed her for which he required parcel of riches. For ‘Lakshmi Kataksham’ he offered compensation for twelve long years revering Lord Surya, the everlasting force which is in charge of conception and development of the whole humankind and satisfaction of yearnings. Master Surya showed up before Lord Sri Maha Vishnu and allowed His wish and henceforth this spot is additionally called ‘Bhaskara Kshetram’.

Venkatachala Mahatyam states that Lord Suryanarayana was instrumental in blooming of the Golden Lotus in full quality from where Goddess Padmavathi rose up out of Padma Sarovaram.

As a sign of tribute to Sun God, Lord Mahavishnu in His incarnation as Lord Venkateswara built a temple and sanctified a fine dark stone statue of Lord Suryanarayana, found 20 feet towards the east on the bank of Padma Sarovara and toward the north of Sri Alamelmanga Tayar sannidhi in Sukapuri, the fanciful name of present Tiruchanur.

Exceptional Poojas and Festivals

A few exceptional poojas and celebrations will be directed at the temple. Few of them will be held on consistently and few of the celebrations will be commended on unique days.

Customs

Every one of the customs in this temple is according to vaikhanasa agama principles.Individuals from all kinds of different backgrounds and different corners on the planet visit Tirumala to have the darshan of Lord Shri Venkateswara Swamy.

Among the imperative celebrations held at Tiruchanoor, the Brahmotsavam of Goddess Padmavathi is commended amid the month of Karthika masam (Nov-Dec). On that day, Lord Shrinivasa sends an unreasonable saree, a pullover piece, sacred Tulasi, Turmeric leaves and nourishment offerings as birthday present to his consort Padmavathi. Every one of these blessings is conveyed to Tiruchanoor on a uniquely enlivened elephant with amazing privilege. At that point the Goddess and Chakrattalvar are taken in a parade, in the ivory palanquin along the lanes of Tiruchanoor for a sacred shower in the tank Padma sarovar.

Lakshmi Pooja is directed according to strict sastraic custom and devotees yearning for riches energetically take an interest in this.

Marriage of Goddess Padmavathi and Lord Venkateswara is performed in this temple as in Tirumala somewhere around 10.30am and 12 noon. The considerable Vaishnavite priest and Telugu Bhakti artist Shri Annamacharya, was a staunch devotee of Shri Alamelu Mangamma. A large portion of his innovative works, tunes, are either enlivened by or based on the divinity. The vast majority of the celebrated and prevalent Kritis of Annamacharya exemplify her generosity and beauty.

Varshika Brahmotsavams

Varshika Brahmotsavams or the Biggest Temple Festivities is directed to commend her birthday on earth. Merriments start nine days before her appearance day i.e., on Karthika Shukla Panchami (Bright fortnite, fifth day after New moon) so that the Last day would be Chakra Sananam which is the most essential and will likewise put the window ornaments for the Annual celebrations. The Main and most Attractive would be Goddess riding on her vehicle the divine Elephant. It would be on the fifth day from the begin of the celebrations. Devotees more often than not allude to this celebration as Padmavathi Ammavari Karthika Brahmotsavam.

As said, Last day is the most important in light of Chakra Sananam. The divine Discus of Lord Vishnu, the fundamental weapon which has no disappointment will be dunked in the Padma Pushkarni or the Holy temple water tank in the midst of chanting of blessed petitions to God. Enormous get-together of the devotees watch this custom furthermore dunk in the heavenly waters alongside the divine Discus called Sudarshana. It is a hard shake confidence that, taking sacred plunge at this custom will bring happiness, peace, prosperity and in the long run discharge them from the cycle of Birth's and Death's.This is typically known as Panchami Teertham among the Folks.

Celebrations that are commended in Goddess Sri Padmavathi's Temple

1. Festivals of Nine Nights (Dasara)

2. Kaarthika Brahmostavas

3. Spring Festival

4. Chariot Festival

5. Float Festival.


About The Deity


The name Padmavathi indicates ‘She Who rose up out of Lotus’. As specified in the Sthalapuranam, She rose up out of the lotus in Padhma pushkarini on Panchami tithi in Karthika masam. She is none other than Vedavathi who was as Sita in Ravana's imprisonment.

It so happened, When Ravana and Mareecha utilized the brilliant deer trap, Lakshmana needed to leave the hovel to help Rama on Sita devi's demand. Lakshmana then took a bolt and drew a line on the ground droning Agni Mantra. Any abhorrent identity which tries to cross it is smoldered to fiery debris. This in history is Sri Padhmavathi Ammavaru known as Lakshmna Rekha. At the point when Ravana attempted to grab Sita, in the middle of the Blaze of the flame, Agni – The flame god, traded the clone Vedavathi and brought Sita devi with him.

After the War with Ravana, when Lord Rama who knew all these, said to Sita to get ready for Agni Pareeksha. All were shocked, however they did since it was Lord's Command. At the point when Vedavathi who was as Sita bounced into flame, The Fire God Agni thought of 2 Sita's. Agni offered both to Lord Rama and said to marry Vedavathi too since she endured all the torment in Ashokavatika. Sita devi too demanded for this proposition. Yet, Lord Rama said, He cannot wed stand out ladies in this incarnation. Ruler guaranteed that he will take her hands in marriage in Kaliyuga when he dives down on earth as Srinivasa.

Infact the society says, Lord Srinivasa came to earth in Kaliyuga just for marriage henceforth we ought to perform his marriage or Kalyanotsavam for every one of our goal celebrations.

Presiding Deity

Goddess Padmavathi

In course of time, the Chola king was reborn as Akasa Raja and though he ruled well, he had no children much to his displeasure. As part of the yaga, he was ploughing the fields, he found a baby in a lotus flower and named her Alarmel mangai (Lady born in Lotus petals) and adopted her as his daughter. Lord Vishnu reincarnated as Srinivasa (or presented himself after penance in the ant-hill) as the son of an elderly woman-saint Vakula Malika Devi. Vakula Devi was Yasoda in her previous birth, Lord Krishna's foster-mother and was unhappy in that life for not seeing his marriage. As per the boon received from Krishna, she was reborn as Vakula Devi and enjoyed the rare spectacle of witnessing the celestial wedding of the divine couple.

In course of time, Princess Padmavati grew up into a beautiful maiden and was visited by Saint Narada. On reading her palm, he foretold that she was destined to be the spouse of Lord Vishnu himself. In due time, Lord Srinivasa on a hunting spree was chasing a wild elephant in the forest. The elephant led him into a garden where Princess Padmavati and her maids were playing. The sight of the elephant frightened them and their Princess. When Lord Srinivasa appeared in front of the Elephant, it immediately turned round, saluted the Lord and disappeared into the forest. Lord Srinivasa noticed princess Padmavathi and enquired about her from her maids. Enthralled by her bewitching beauty, Lord Srinivasa lost interest in other activities and told his foster mother Vakula Devi about his love for Padmavathi. He also revealed his identity as Lord Vishnu and narrated her about her past life as his foster-mother then as Yasodha.


Lady of the Lotus

It seems Alamelu Manga in sanskrit means ‘Lady of the Lotus’ and Padmavathi also means the same. The word Manga – Mangamma means auspicious Lady. Hence we can understand Padhmavathi is Goddess who brings auspiciousness in our life. Alamelu also known as Alamelu manga and Padmavati (often spelled ‘Padmavathi’ or ‘Padmavathy’), is a Hindu devi. Believed to be a form of Lakshmi, the Hindu devi of wealth and good fortune, Alamelumanga is the consort of Sri Venkateshwara. The name Padmavati is Sanskrit for ‘she who emerged from lotus’.The main temple to Sri Alamelumanga is situated at Alamelu-Mangapuram, a suburb of Tirupati. Tradition dictates that every pilgrim to Tirupati must offer obeisance at this temple after visiting the temple at Tirupati-Tirumala Balaji.Alamelu Manga is a major deity in Hinduism worshiped as an aspect of Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that her intercession is indispensable to gaining the favour of the lord, it is also believed that Lakshmi is co-omnipresent, co-illimitable and the co-bestower of moksham along with Lord Vishnu.

Sub Deity

Lord Balaji

Lord Balaji is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his wife is Padmavati, an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Balaji is however, seen with both Goddesses, Padmavati and her original form Ma Lakshmi also. Legend has it that Vishnu in the form of Balaji (also Venkateshwara) resided on the Tirumala hills of Tirupati. When the time came for him to marry Padmavati, he realized he had no money for the expenses. He took a loan from Kuber, who is the keeper or treasurer of wealth for the Gods. After the marriage, Balaji wondered how he would repay the loan. He was very worried.

He thought of his wife in the Lakshmi form. Goddess Lakshmi saw the plight of her Lord. She came to help him. Balaji requested Goddess Lakshmi to bless his devotees with immense wealth. The devotees would then donate a portion of their wealth to fill Lord Balaji's 'Hundi' or pot. As the collection would meet the loan requirement, the Lord would return the amount to Kuber. Lakshmi agreed. Today, Tirupati is the richest temple in the world. It is believed that devotees who pray to Balaji are blessed by Lakshmi with great wealth. The devotees then voluntarily donate huge amounts in the Lord's Hundi or pot. Balaji, holds both Padmavati and her original form Lakshmi in his heart. Venkateshwara is thus also known as Shri Nivas. “Shri” means Lakshmi and “Nivas” means home. Lord Balaji's or Vishnu's heart is thus Goddess Lakshmi's true home.

Mother Padmavati In Skanda Purana

This is considered the largest of the Mahapuranas. It contains eighty eight thousand and one hundred Shlokas and seven parts as Maheshwar, Vaishnava, Brahma, Kashi, Avanti, Nagar and Prabhasa. Skanda Purana derives its name from Skanda or Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva. The Purana holds commentaries on Lord Shiva, Vishnu in a geographical succession. The story of Samudra-manthan is also contained in Skanda Purana.

Circumstances of Skanda’s birth had many lilas. The demon Tarakasura creates havoc in all three lokhas. The Gods ask of Siva for a warrior God son. Kartikeya becomes the Commander of the gods’ army and slays Tarkasura. Maharishi Veda Viayasa is considered to be the author of all the Puranas. It was recited by Lomaharshana in the Maimisharanga forests.

Padmavati becomes Lord Hari’s Consort: Continuing with the tale, Lord Varaha said– One day, while Padmavati and her companions were playing in the garden, they saw an equestrian approaching them. He held a bow and arrows in both his hands. The stranger asked all the girls whether they had seen a wolf. Apparently the stranger was on his hunting spree. Padmavati angrily reminded the stranger that hunting was strictly prohibited in that area and hence he should go back home. The stranger was stunned by Padmavati’s beauty and said ‘I am Ananta from Venketachal mountain. People also call me Veerpati. Can I have this beautiful lady as my wife.’

Padmavati’s companions angrily rebuffed Ananta who then galloped back on his horse. These unfortunate girls were unable to recognize Lord Vishnu who had come disguised as Ananta. After reaching his palace, Ananta found it very difficult to concentrate on his work. His mind was occupied by the thoughts of Padmavati. One day, while he was sitting in a thoughtful mood, Vakulmalika, a maid servant arrived there and requested him to come down for lunch. But, Sri Hari was lost in the thoughts of Padmavati. On being asked by Vakulmalika, Sri Hari narrated the following tale to her. In Treta Yuga, when I had incarnated as Ram, Ravan had deceit- fully abducted my consort–Sita. But fortunately she was not Sita but Agni’s consort Swaha. Before this incident could occur, Agni had already taken Sita to Patalloka and kept his own wife ‘Swaha’ in her place. Indra’s act had special purpose behind it–to avenge Swaha’s death, who was Vedavati in her previous birth and who had committed suicide after being touched by the same demon. Actually, Agni’s consort ‘Swaha’ was ‘Vedavati’ in her previous birth.

So, in reality Ravana had abducted Vedavati instead of Sita. Later on, I thanked Agni and promised him that I would make Vedavati my consort in Kaliyuga. The same vedavati has taken birth as Padmavati. You must go and convince Padmavati to become my consort. Vakulmalika went to Narayanpur and informed the king about Sri Hari’s desire. Emperor Akash was extremely delighted at the prospect of having Sri Hari as his son-in-law. An auspicious day was chosen for the marriage and thus, Lord Sri Hari got Padmavati as his consort.

Consorts

Lord Vishnu temples are deemed incomplete unless it also contains a shrine to His consort Lakshmi. She plays a secondary role as consort and wife. Traditionally the deity is smaller than those of the Lord but her presence is considered mandatory, for without Her, the presiding deity of the temple would lack divine splendour. Often She manifests in the human form. By marrying her, the male god gets the right to be in that area. Good examples are Vishnu marrying Padmavathi in Tiruchanur, Indradevi in Koiladi, Vanjualvalli at Nachiar Koil, Cenkamalavalli at Tereluntur etc.

There would be rich folklore behind the circumstances leading to the marriage. In some temples, Lakshmi stands separate from the temple of the Lord as in Pandharpur, Maharashtra and Dwarka, Gujarat where Rukumani’s shrine stands at a distance from Panduranga. Padmavathi stands separate due to a misunderstanding. The separation yet close relationship between the two shrines is a sign of interdependence yet independence of the God and Goddess.

Padma Purana: The Padma Purana gives a vivid description of the advent of the Goddess and subsequent wedding with Lord Srinivasa.The manifestation of Sri Padmavathi Devi occurred in the month of Karthika on Sukla Paksha Panchami when the star Uttarashada in the ascendent. The Brahmotsavam of the Goddess is celebrated with all pomp and glory to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Her avatara. This resplendent festival celebrated for ten days attracts devout pilgrims from far and wide.

The Panchami Tirtham marks the highlight of Tiruchanoor Brahmotsavam. Turmeric, Tulasi, Silk Saree and other sacred presents are brought from Tirumala Temple in an impressive procession on this occasion and offered to the Goddess. In an exquisitely decorated mandapam built on the banks of Padma Sarovaram, Sacred bath is offered to Goddess Padmavathi Devi and Sri Sudarsana Chakra amidst vedic chants. The ten-day Brahmotsavam at Tiruchanoor is a spectacular event witnessed by her myriads of devotees. It is also an occasion for all devotees to receive Her benign grace in divine abundance.


Legend and Stories


Amid the eight thousand yugas (the time proportionate to a day and night for Brahma, the Creator), there was a seething fire, and everything on Earth was lessened to fiery debris. Man needed to spurn the Earth and look for shelter in Janaloka.

At the methodology of night (for Brahma), Vayu, the Wind God, blew angrily. Immense mists were shaped; there was a heavy rain, which brought about Pralaya Kalpa (the Great Deluge). The Earth sank into the Patala loka, and stayed in that state for a thousand years (amid a part of that night of Brahma).

Sri Adi Varaha Bringing Up The Earth On His Tusks

Sri Maha Vishnu, who chose to spare Mother Earth, expected the type of Adi Varaha, a mammoth wild pig and continued to Patala loka. He battled a savage duel with the devil lord Hiranyaksha and executed him. He then sprinkled the water and brought the Earth up via conveying it on his colossal tusks.

Brahma, the Devas and the sages lauded Adi Varaha's temperances, by droning the Vedic mantras. They petitioned him to re-build up the Earth as some time recently. Adi Varaha obliged them, and called upon Brahma to reproduce the Universe. He communicated his longing to dwell on the Earth to secure its kin. He instructed his vehicle, Garuda to bring Kridachala (an enormous characteristic slope with grandiose tops, inserted with gold and valuable stones looking like Adisesha fit as a fiddle) from Vaikuntam.

Garuda brought Kridachala and put it on a holy detect, the East of Swami Pushkarini, picked by Adi Varaha himself. Adi Varaha remained inside of the perfect vimana of Kridachala, which sparkled with numerous splendorous diamond studded gopuras.

Brahma and the other heavenly personages asked for the fearsome-looking Adi Varaha to expect a serene and made look, and lay on the slope to secure the humankind and gift helps to individuals not able to achieve God through Dhyana Yoga (contemplation) and Karma Yoga (doing one's own particular obligation).

Adi Varaha with his consort Bhudevi showed up with four arms and a happy face, embellishing a variety of gems. He took a heavenly choice to stay at Venkatadri, under a divya vimana, to answer the petitions.

Challenge Between Adisesha And Vayudeva

Amid the Dwaparayuga, Vayudeva (the Wind God) went to Vaikuntam to pay his deference to Lord Sri Vishnu. The Lord was leaning back in the organization of Maha Lakshmi and the entrance was protected by Adisesha. Vayudeva was enraged when Adisesha kept him from entering Sri Vishnu's sacred residence in a wild fight between them.

At the point when Lord Vishnu mediated, each was gloating of his prevalent valor . To test who was more grounded, the Lord recommended that Adisesha ought to encompass the Ananda slope, an off-shoot of the Meru Mountain on its northern side, while Vayudeva ought to blow hard to remove the Ananda slope from Adisesha's choke hold. The challenge waxed irately, and as the World trembled, Brahma, Indra and alternate divinities swayed Adisesha to yield triumph to Vayudeva for the welfare of the world.

Obliging them, Adisesha discharged his hang on the slope, with the outcome, Adisesha and the Ananda slope were as one cleared out to the banks of the waterway Swarnamukhi. As Adisesha was sad over his annihilation, Lord Brahma and the others mollified him by saying that he would be incorporated with the slope Venkatadri and would turn into the house Lord Vishnu. Adisesha then transformed into the limitless Seshadri slope range, while his hood showed itself into Venkatadri, the residence Lord Sri Venkateswara, his trunk bit ended up being Ahobila supporting Lord Narasimha and his tail lodging Srisailam bearing Lord Mallikarjuna (Lord Siva).

Test Of The Three Divinities

At the initiation of the Kali Yuga, Lord Vishnu left Venkatadri for Sri Vaikuntam, his heavenly home. Master Brahma was disheartened over the Lord's flight and requested that Narada influence Vishnu to come back to Venkatadri. Narada then went to the banks of the River Ganga, where a few rishis were performing a blessed penance. The rishis couldn't choose as to whom they ought to commit the product of their yaga. Bhrigu, one of the rishis took the assignment upon himself for testing who among the three boss divinities-Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, is the incomparable Lord to get the heavenly shelter of the Yaga.


Sage Bhrigu At Satyalokam

Sage Brigu first went to Satyalokam, the home the three-headed Lord Brahma the maker. Brahma was discovered caught up with droning the Vedas with one face, expressing the name of Narayana with another and taking a gander at Goddess Saraswati with the third. He took no notification of Bhrigu's landing. Bhrigu loathed by the absence of graciousness from Brahma, left Satyalokam while throwing a mini tantrum.


Bhrigu In Kailasam

Bhrigu then continued to Siva's residence as a piece of his blessed mission. Here as well, he discovered Lord Siva retained in brandishing with his consort Parvathi Devi taking no notification of his visit. Master Siva likewise got to be resentful at Bhrigu's interruption into his protection which facilitate rankled the sage.


Bhrigu In Vaikuntham

At long last, Bhrigu went to Sri Vaikuntam, the dwelling place Lord Vishnu and discovered Vishnu and Sri Maha Lakshmi leaning back on Adisesha ignorant of his entry. Appalled over this, Bhrigu, known for his extreme nature, kicked Lord Vishnu on the mid-section, where Sri Maha Lakshmi was leaning back. Vishnu instantly got up, kneaded rishi's foot and enquired if his foot was harmed when he kicked on his hard mid-section. Shocked Vishnu's consideration and cool levelheadedness, Bhrigu came back to the rishis and informed them to devote the natural product concerning their penance to Vishnu, as he merited it best, among the perfect Trinity.

Be that as it may, Sri Maha Lakshmi was enraged over Bhrigu for kicking the sacred spot and her most loved residence the chest of the Lord. She cleared out Vishnu in a fierceness and went ahead to stay at Karavirapura (now Kolhapur in the condition of Maharashtra) to start a profound atonement. Not able to hold up under the isolation after Sri Maha Lakshmi's flight, Vishnu left Vaikuntam looking for her and meandered over the woods and slopes.


Ruler Srinivasa Turns To Lord Venkateswara

In around six months after this divine marriage, Goddess Maha Lakshmi who left the master, in the past seeming a bit piqued after sage Bhrigu kicked Lord Vishnu on his mid-section, her abode, came to realize that her spouse wedded again and came to see him in dismay.

Festivals


  • Vasantotsavam – May
  • Vara Lakshmi Vratham – August
  • Pavithrotsavam – September
  • Navarathri Festival – September/October
  • Karthikai month Festival – November/December
  • Theppotsavam – June

Daily Puja Timings


The Daily Schedule of the temple is as follows:


Day

Timing

Seva/Darshan

Sunday, Tuesday &
Wednesday

5:00am

Suprabhatam

5:30am

Sahasra Namaarchana

6:00am to 7:00am

Nitya Archana,Aalaya Sudhi&First Temple Bell

7:00am to 9:30am

Sarva Darshan(Ammavari Darshan for all)

9:30am to 10:00am

Aalaya Sudhi & Second Temple Bell

10:00am to 06:00pm

Sarva Darshan(Ammavari Darshan for all)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Ammavari Kalyanotsavam

05:00pm to 06:00pm

Unjala seva

06:30pm to 07:00pm

Aalaya Sudhi& Night Temple Bell

07:00pm to 08:45pm

Sarva Darshan(Ammavari Darshan for all)

09:00pm

Ekantha Seva

Thursday

5:00am

Suprabhatam

5:30am

Sahasra Namaarchana

6:00am to 7:00am

Nitya Archana,Aalaya Sudhi&First Temple Bell

7:00am to 7:30am

Second Temple Bell

7:30am to 8:00am

Tiruppavada(Weekly Seva)

10:00am to 06:00pm

Sarva Darshan(Ammavari Darshan for all)

10:30am to 12:00pm

Ammavari Kalyanotsavam

05:00pm to 06:00pm

Unjala seva

06:30pm to 07:00pm

Aalaya Sudhi& Night Temple Bell

07:00pm to 08:45pm

Sarva Darshan(Ammavari Darshan for all)

09:00pm

Ekantha Seva

Monday & Saturday

5:00am to 5:30am

Suprabhatam

5:30am to 6:00am

Sahasra Namaarchana

6:00am to 7:00am

Nitya Archana,Aalaya Sudhi&First Temple Bell

7:00am to 7:30am

Asthadala Padamaradhana Seva(on mondays only)

7:00am to 7:30am

Sama Veda Pushpanjali Seva(on saturdays only)

08:00am to 06:00pm

Ammavari Sarva Darshan

10:30am to 12:00pm

Ammavari Kalyanotsavam

05:00pm to 06:00pm

Unjala seva

06:30pm to 07:00pm

Aalaya Sudhi& Night Temple Bell

07:00pm to 08:45pm

Ammavari Sarva Darshan(Ammavari Darshan for all)

09:00pm

Ekantha Seva

Friday

6:30am

Abhishekam

7:30am to 9:00am

Ammavari Alankaram

9:00am to 7:30pm

Sarva Darshan

10:00am

Lakshmi Pooja

10:30am to 12:00pm

Ammavari Kalyanam

3:30pm

Ammavari Abhshekam

4:30pm to 5:30pm

All Utsava Murthi Alankaram(Decoration)

5:30pm

Unjal Seva

6:30pm

All Utsava Murthi Procession in Four temple streets

7:30pm

Temple Sudhi,Night Temple Bell

08:30pm to 9:15pm

Sarva Darshan

09:15pm

Ekantha Seva


Sevas and Fare


The Padmavaati Ammavari Temple has a series of Sevas. The details of the Sevas and their timings, dates and costs are as follows:


Seva

Day

Timings

Ticket Costs

Bahuman

AstadalaPada Padmaradhana

Monday

7:00 AM

Rs. 300 per person

Laddu and Vada

Astotharasatha Kalasabhishekam

First Wednesday of each month

7:00 AM

Rs. 2000 for two people

Laddu, Vada, Uttareeyam, Jacket Piece

Tirrupavada

Thursday

6:30 AM

Rs. 600 per person

Laddu, Vada, Dosa, Appam, Jilebi, Muruku

Amma Varu Moolamoorthi Abhishekam (Main Deity Abhishekam)

Friday

4:30 AM

Rs. 400 per person

Laddu

Vasthralankarana Seva

Friday

7:30 AM (held during Abhishekam Timing)

Rs. 10,000 for two people

Laddu, Vada, Uttreeyam, Jacket piece

Suprabhatam

 

 

Rs. 10 per person

 

Sahasranama Archana

 

 

Rs. 10 per person

 

Kalyanotsavam

 

 

Rs. 500 for five people

 

Unjal Seva

 

 

Rs. 116 per person

 

Unjal Seva (permament)

 

 

Rs. 1116 for five people

 

Kumkumarchana

 

 

Rs. 200 for two people

 

Special Entrance

 

 

Rs. 10 per person

 

Quick Darshan

 

 

Rs. 20 per person

 

Thiruppavada Seva (on only from 07:00-07:30 hrs)

Thursdays

7:00 to 7:30 AM

Rs. 3000 for five people

 

Ekantha seva

 

 

Rs. 10 per person

 

Gajavahana Seva

Everyday

After Kalyanaotsavam

Rs. 100 per person

 

Garudavahana Seva

Everyday

After Kalyanaotsavam

Rs. 100 per person

 

Abhishekam

Friday

 

Rs. 200 per person

 

Nitya Archana (one year)

 

 

Rs. 150 per person

 

Nitya Archana (permanent)

 

 

Rs. 1650 per person

 

Ashtadala

Monday

 

Rs. 1500 for five people

 

Lakshmi Puja

Every Friday in
the months of Telugu Sravanam and Tamil Thaimasam and each of the Janma Nakshatram days

 

 

 


Rare Facts


At Alamelu Mangapuram, you can witness vital festivals consistently. Some of them are acclaimed Devi celebrations while some are unique events committed to the Purna of Alamelu Mangapuram temple. Amid the Navarathri Festival (Dussehra), the Alamelu Mangapuram temple partakes in the festivity of good over evil across the country.

At the Kartheeka month celebration, the Lord displays valuable blessings to his cherished. Amid this time the master sends unreasonable sari, shirt piece, blessed tulsi, turmeric leaves and lovely indulgences offering birthday presents to the Goddess Padmavathi on a marvelously improved Elephant. This is taken after with a praised parade in an ivory palanquin for a blessed shower in Padma Sarovar. The Theppotsavam (vessel celebration) is a vital festival, which happens in the five days amid the month of Jyeshtha month (June month).

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple and Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple are verifiably interconnected and restrictive on one another. Amid the celebration of Vasanthotsavam, the devotees praise this with the parade on the brilliant chariot amid the second day of the celebration.

The celebration of Sri Padmavathi Parinayam is held amid Navami, Dasami and Ekadasi in the month of Vaikasi. Amid the three-day celebration, the gloriously improved symbol of Sri Malayappa Swamy of Lord Venkateswara, touches base in excellent style on the Gaja vahanam, Aswa vahanam and Garuda Vahanam on the three sequential days.

The celestial bath (Abhishekam) is not conducted with the presiding deity, as the deity, in the lying position, is made of clay.


Significance


Tiruchanur is of incredible significance, especially for the development of religious action in that.This district went under the impact of vaishnavism as ahead of schedule as the eighth century.Tiruchanur being arranged in the fields, this intermediary temple of Sri Venkateswara, fitting in with goddess Padmavathi, wife of the Lord, pulled in vast quantities of pioneers. 


Accessibility

Airport

Nearest air terminal is Tirupati Airport, which is 15 km far from Alamelu Mangapuram. Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Alamelu Mangapuram can be reached from Tirupati Airport by Busses or Private Taxis operated by Government and Private Transport organizations.

Railways

The closest Railway Station is Tirupati Railway Station, which is 5 km far from Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Alamelu Mangapuram. One can reach Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple by transports or private taxis from Tirupati Railway Station.

Road

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Alamelu Mangapuram of Chittoor District is very much joined by street from all spots in Andhra Pradesh State. This temple is 60 km far from Chittoor Town. One can reach Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Alamelu Mangapuram by Busses or Taxis operated by Government or Private transport organizations from Chittoor Town.


Temple Address


Sri Padmavathi Devi temple,
Alivelu Mangapuram(Tiruchanoor),
Tirupati Rural, Chittoor (Dst.),
Andhra Pradesh, India.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Removal of debt
  • Good health
  • Knowledge
  • Family welfare
  • Attainment of noble positions
  • Fame
Shlokas

Adhilakshmi Namasthesthu Parabrahma Swaroopine Yeshodhehi Dhanamdehi Sarvakamamcha Dehimey Mangaley Mangaladhare Mangalya Manggalapradhey Mangalartham Mangalesi Mangalyam Dehime Sadaaaa

Meaning -Goddess Adilakshmi, the supreme Brahman, we offer our salutations to you and ask you to grant us wealth and prosperity. Fulfill our wishes O auspicious Goddess for you are auspiciousness personified and you grant auspiciousness. Grant us eternal happiness and prosperity.

Namasthesthu Mahamaye Sri Petesura Poojithey Sanguchakra Gatha Hasthey Mahalakshmi Namosthuthey Namasthey Garudaroodey Kolasurea Bayankari Sarva Papa Hare Devi Mahalakshmi Namosthutehy

Meaning -Oh all powerful Mahalakshmi, the seat of wealth and who devas worship, salutations to you, for you are one who has a conch, a disc and a mace in your hands.

Namastulasi Kalyaani Namo Vishhnupriye Shubhe Namo Moksha Pradey Devii Namah Sampatpradaayinee

Meaning -I bend down to Tulasi, who is so dear to Lord Vishnu and who bestows good luck on devotees, who helps one attain salvation and who bestows wealth on all devotees.

Samudra Vasaney Devi Parvathasthana Madale ; Vishnupatnii Namasthubhyam Paadha Sparsham Kshamashamey

Meaning -Oh Mother Earth, I beg your forgiveness for placing my feet on you, the one who wears oceans, forests and mountains and Lord Vishnu's wife, I bow to you.

Timings

5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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