In Konetirayala temple, Moola Virat is similar to Lord Venkateswara swamy at Tirumala Hills. Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Keelapatla is named as Koneti Rayudu. Lord standing here with his “Kati Varada Hastham” posture, holding Sankhu Chakram and having the impression of Sridevi and Bhudevi on both sides of his chest.
When Saint Brughu came to earth after kicking on the lord Vishnu’s chest and forgiveness by lord about saint’s sin. Saint Kashyapa advised him to establish the lord idols in 7 different places which show the features of lord Venkateshwara Swamy. So he established lord in 7 different places i.e., Dwaraka Tirupathi (near Vijayawada), Kalyana Venkateshwara Swamy (Srinivasa Mangapuram), Keelapatla (near Palamaneru), Diguva Tirupathi (near Mulbaagal, Karnataka), etc.., but all these places are hidden by the saint with his magical powers that only the devotees can view. Because there is no existence of Lord Venkateswara on the Earth, which means these temples were built before Lord Venkateswara Swamy arrival on the Earth.
After the lord’s arrival, Brughu came to existence with Agastya Maharshi and then he removed his powers and the common people came to know about these idols under the trees. After that, the kings came forward to build temples to the lord Venkateshwara Swamy.
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How To Reach
By Air : Nearest Airport is Tirupati which is 111 KM to temple.
By Train : Nearest Railways station is Chittoor which is 70.3 KM to temple.
By Bus : Chittoor To Keelapatla 43.9 KM, Palamaner to Keelapatla 7 Km.
Konetirayala Temple, Keelapatla, Palamaner, Chittoor District, 517408, Andhra Pradesh .
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