Kodandarama Swamy Temple, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

The Kodandarama Swamy Temple is the second most famous temple of Tirupati, India. This temple is frequently mentioned in the Puranas and various other sacred Hindu written texts. It is believed that Lord Ram, together with his wife Sita and his brother Lakshman stayed at this holy place after returning from Sri Lanka. The Kodandarama Swamy temple is believed to be built during the 9th century. The builder of this temple is said to have employed various artists tirelessly to create and build this marvel. The various designs and sculptors drawn at the temple wells show the brilliant work done by the artists. The temple has 1 main shrine and various sub-shrines. The idol of Lord Ram is situated in the main shrine, while the idols of Sita and Lakshman are situated in the other two. The Kodandarama Swamy Temple also has a sub-shrine dedicated to Lord Ram’s Vahana or Carrier Anjaneya.

Located in the heart of the Tirupati town, The Kodandarama Swamy temple has many shops around its vicinity and is always bustling with tourists. The land of Tirupati is famous for its temples. During the time of Ram Navami, a big fair is organized in this temple. Tourists prefer to visit the temple and the city during that period to witness the brilliance of the organized fair and how people celebrate the festival with high vigor and happiness. The Kodandarama Swamy temple is decorated with bright colors during the fair while people gather to worship in unity.

The city of Tirupati offers good climate throughout the year. People often visit this town during monsoons as many festivals fall during that time and the weather is also nice as well.

Timings

Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple of Tirupati open at 05:00 AM to 08:00 PM

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