Brahmamgari Matam Temple Kadapa
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Brahmamgari Matam Temple Kadapa

Brahmamgari Matam Temple Kadapa

Brahmamgari Matham is a small village Kandimallayapalle which is located 60 km away from Kadapa town in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the same place where Sri Potuluri Veerabrahmam – also known as the ‘Nostradamus of India’ stayed. He entered Jeeva Samadhi in the year 1693.
The Brahmamgari Matham Temple was constructed after Sri Veerabrahmam entered into his Samadhi. There is nothing architecturally remarkable about the matham as such, but it is certainly a picturesque place where one can get glance about the life, times and the future predictions by Sri Veerabrahmam.
The main places to see in Brahmamgari Matham are the Navaratana Mandapam, the Brahmamsagar Reservoir, Narayana Swamy Ashramam and a couple of temples.

NAVARATANA MANDAPAM

It is said that 500 years ago, Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami predicted that a temple would be built in Kandimallayapalle (Brahmamgari Mutt) in Kaliyuga before his arrival. Sri Patnala Sanyasi Rao, a businessman from Chennai, was destined to be the constructor of this temple at Brahmamgari Matham. The architectural style of this temple is termed as Navaratna, as nine temples are associated in one structure namely Sree Heramba Ganapathi Temple on South East corner, Manu Brahma (Shiva) temple with Adisakthi (Parvathi) is in the East, Maya Brahma (Vishnumurthi) with Parasakthi (Lakshmi) is in the South, Twastha Brahma (Chaturmukha Brahma) with Itcha Sakthi (Saraswathi) is to the West, Shilpi Brahma (Indra) with Kriyasakthi (Sachidevi) is at the North, Viswagna Brahma (Surya) with Gnanasakthi (Sanja Devi) is at Northeast, Vishwakarma (Veda Pitha) with Gayathri Deva (Veda Matha) is at the center, Venugopala Swamy temple at the Southwest, Sri Sanari Vishewswara Swamy at the northwest and 125 Gothra rishi idols are installed in the temple premises. Apart from that, a Veda Pathashala is also there in the temple premises.

 

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Narapura Venkateswara Swamy Temple Jammalamadugu
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Narapura Venkateswara Swamy Temple Jammalamadugu

Narapura Venkateswara Swamy Temple Jammalamadugu

Annual festivals

Annual Brahmotsavam will be performed during the months of Vaisaka. Rathotsavam is a popular event during Brahmotsavam.  All poojas are performed as per pancharatra agama sasthram.

Brahmotsavam schedule

Day Day-Utsavam Night-Utsavam
1 Dwajarohanam Peddaseshavahanam
2 Chinnaseshavahanam Hamsavahanam
3 Simhavahanam Muthyapu Pandirivahanam
4 Kalpavrushavahanam Sarvabhupalavahanam
5 Pallaki Vahanam Garudavahanam
6 Hanumadvahanam Gajavahanam
7 Rathotsavam Aswavahanam
8 Suryaprabhavahanam Chandraprabhavahanam
9 Chakrasnanam Dwajarohanam
10 Pushpayagam Utsavam

How to reach Narapura Venkateswara Swamy Temple ?

  1.  77 Km from Kadapa, 1 hour 30 mins by Road. Direct bus is available from Kadapa to Jammalamadugu. It takes another 15 mins from Jammalamadugu to reach this place
  2. 218 km from Tirupati, 4 hours 15 mins by Road. Direct bus available from Tirupati to Jammalamadugu.

 

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Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Veyi Nuthala Kona Pendlimarri
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Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Veyi Nuthala Kona Pendlimarri

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Veyi Nuthala Kona Pendlimarri

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Veyi Nuthala Kona Pendlimarri Mandal, Kadapa

Legend of Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Pendlimarri

Lord Narasimha Swamy one of the incarnations of Lord Maha Vishnu, in which the Lord manifests in the form with the head of a Lion and the body of a man to kill the demon-king Hiranya Kashyapa. After killing the demon, couldn’t control his own wrath and like an unstoppable nuclear bomb, kept exploding, burning and destroying the universe till Shiva, the god of destruction, had to intervene at the request of the devas and stop Narasimha. This is place where they did pooja to control the anger of Narasimha Swamy.

 

Annual festivals

Brahmotsavam is celebrated in a grand, which goes for 7 days.

Important events during Brahmotsavam

S.No Day event Night event
1 Narasimha Jayanthi, Dwajarohanam Sesha Vahana Seva
2 Santhi homam followed by procession, Rathotsavam Garuda Seva
3 Kalyanotsavam , Chakrasnanam, Dwaja avarohanam

How to reach Veyi Nuthala Kona?

  1. 43 km from Kadapa Town, 1 hour 5 mins by Road to Pendlimarri.
  2. 184 km from Tirupati, 3 hours 45 mins by Road to Pendlimarri Mandal
  3. From Pendlimarri, it takes 15 mins by Road, direct bus is available but with less frequency. Auto rickshaw will be running frequently.

 

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Mukthi Rameswaram Temple Proddatur
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Mukthi Rameswaram Temple Proddatur

Mukthi Rameswaram Temple Proddatur

Mukti Rameswaram Temple is on the banks of Pinakini River. Sri Ram in order to get rid off his sin, in killing Ravana the king of Lanka, who was a brahmin decided to install a Siva Lingam at this place. He had to consecrate the Siva Lingam made by him with the sand as Hanuman who was sent to Kashi to procure the Siva Linga could not return within the asupicious time. The Siva Linga is called “Saikata Lingam”. In order to please Hanuman, Sriram installed another Siva Linga brought over by him from Kashi a few paces away and opposite to Saikata Lingam. The Kshetrams are, therefore, called Ramalingeswara Kshetram and Hanuman Kshetram. The Temple is protected with high walls and are having two doors. According to the inscriptions, Sri Krishna Devaraya got constructed a five storyed Gopuram over the temple. The beautiful images of several Gods sculptured around the Gopuram speaks of high efficiency and calibre of the sculptors of those days. According to the legend, Sri Ram consecrated the Saikata Lingam before the rise of the Sun and hence the place is called Proddatur

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Rangantha Swamy Temple Pulivendula Kadapa
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Rangantha Swamy Temple Pulivendula Kadapa

Rangantha Swamy Temple Pulivendula Kadapa

Ranganatha Swamy Temple located in Pulivendula Town, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh.

Sri Ranganatha temple is religious center of Sri Vaishnavism propogated by Saint Ramanujam from Sri Rangam.

Temple History

Ranganatha Swamy Temple which was raised by Sri Krishna Devaraya of  Vijayanagar Dynasty  during 16th century is an historical place. This temple reminds the great culture and architecture of Vijayanagar dynasty.

 

How to reach Sri RanganathaSwamy Temple ?

  1. It is 15 mins drive from Pulivendula Town.
  2. 73 km from Kadapa Town, it takes 1 hour 15 mins y Road
  3. 195 km from Tirupati, 4 hours drive by Road.

 

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Mopuru Bhairaveshwara Swamy Temple
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Mopuru Bhairaveshwara Swamy Temple

Mopuru Bhairaveshwara Swamy Temple

Mopuru Bhairaveshwara Swamy Temple is located near to pulivendula town, Kadapa district. The temple is situated on a hilllock surrounded by a river and villages of Nallacheruvu Palle, Kondreddi Palle, Nare Palle etc of Vemula Mandal of Kadapa district.

Legends of Mopuru Bhairaveshwara Swamy Temple

Legend says that Lord Shiva after granting wish to Bhasmasura, the demon was in a fix and stood in the form of rock as Bhairaveswara on this hilllock and Lord Vishnu in the form of Mohini enticed Bhasmasura for his own death at this place. The name Mohanagiri Bhairaveswara later changed to Mopuri came into Bhairaveswara in the present form.

 

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Sanjeevaraya temple Vellala Kadapa History
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Sanjeevaraya temple Vellala Kadapa History

Sanjeevaraya temple Vellala Kadapa History

 

The village is more popular in the hearts of devotees of Sri Hanuman because of the ancient temple for the Lord located in this village. Lord of the kshetra is known by the name Sri Sanjeevaraya Swami. Many devotees from nearby districts and people from Karnataka even visit this temple and have dharshan of the Lord. After all it was this Lord Sri Sanjeevaraya who had got this village named ‘vellala’.

Why the name ‘vellala’
During Sri Rama – Ravana war, Lakshmana was inquired and fell unconscious. To bring him back from the unconscious state few medical herbs were required. Those herbs were told to be beyond the Himalayas. Sri Hanuman was ordained by Sri Rama to bring those medical herbs within short time. Sri Hanuman went leaping and got the mountain of herbs and was returning to Lanka. During the sandya time [sunset time], to offer prayers for Surya, He interrupted His journey in the bank of Kumudavathi. While He was performing His Sandya vandhan, devas and rishis came to witness His miraculous act of bringing the entire mountain. No sooner He finished His prayers, He was to leap again in the air. The rishis who were on the banks of the river requested the Lord to stay back in the kshetra itself, to which Lord told them since he is on the mission of Sri Rama, he ‘had to go’ [vellala vellala – in Telugu] and promised to come back to this kshetra.

 

 

The Temple for Sri Sanjeevaraya
Later when the karunya of Lord Sri Sanjeevaraya spread, a befitting temple was built for the Lord. Later rulers added more and expanded the temple. The temple is on the outskirts of the village and at the side of the main road leading from Proddatur to Allagadda. Today the temple welcomes the devotees with an imposing five tier Rajagopuram. Entering the main Rajagopuram to the outer prakara, one can see the Stone dwaja stampa of this temple which is special signature of Vijanagara style. Sri Ganesha and Sri Anjaneya are sculptured in the dwaja stampa. The stala purana of this kshetra written in Telugu is also seen here. The outer wall of the main temple is surrounded with a plateform supported by stone pillers. As one enters through the muka dwara which has an arch decorated with figures of Sri Rama, Sita, Siva, Bhrhma all of them showing abhya mudra.

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