Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati

From Thayar’s sannidhi, one is supposed to go to Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati which is at walk able distance from railway station. Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati premise is very large. At the entrance of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, there is a shrine for MudalAzhwars, Udayavar and various other deities. Opposite to this there is a shrine for Lord Krishna. This God here inside Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati is the replica of Chidambaram divya desa Perumal. Thayar is Andal. Brahmotsavam is performed in Govindaraja Swamy Temple for 10 days in a year which doesn’t clash with Brahmotsavam performed for other deities.

Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati Timings

Day Timing
Monday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Distance

  • 1.5 Kms from Tirupati RTC Bus stand.
  • 0.5 Kms from Tirupati Railway station.

Entry Fee

  • Special Entrance : Rs.5 /Person.
  • Quick Darshan : Rs.20 /Person.

If you look into the history of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple of Tirupati, the legend goes back to the time of Islamic reign in South India. When the southern parts of India, witnessed Muslim invasion, to maintain its safety, statue of Lord Govindaraja Swamy, deity of Chidambaram was brought to Tirupati, which was later brought back once the situation returned to its normalcy. However, revered Saint Sri Ramanujacharya had a dream where Lord Govindaraja Swamy informed him about his wishes to reside in Tirupati. Owing to this when he visited the place he saw in his dream; he found the statue of Lord Govindaraja Swamy there. It was then, he advised the king to build a temple in the same place.

This temple is only half a km away from Tirupati Railway station and at a distance of 1.5 km from Tirupati RTC Bus stand.

And also check – The Greatness Of Tirumala

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