About Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple
Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple, which was built by the Chola and Vijayanagara kings. The images of Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita are carved on a single piece of rock.
This temple was built by Vontudu and Mittudu. They were nishada(boya) vamsha, who were robbers-turned-devotees of Rama. After building the temple, they are said to have turned into stone
A large beautiful sculptured Mandapam with exquisitely carved pillars, an inner chamber, and the sanctum. Apart from the architectural gateway, the large and beautifully sculpted mandapam with 32 pillars called the Madhya Ranga Mandapam Leading to the inner chamber and sanctum is of great architectural interest.
It is also said that Bammera Pothana, author of Sree Madandra Bhagavatam, hails from this place. Few temples in the country can rival it for the sheer magnificence and beauty of its intricate carvings and fineness of finishing.
According to the legend, Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita spent some time here in the forest during the period of their exile. Once to quench the thirst of Sita, Rama shot an arrow deep into the earth, upon which sweet water gushed out. Later, with this perennial water spring, two small tanks named Rama Thirtham and Lakshmana Thirtham were formed and are located in the precincts of the temple. This temple is designated as an Ancient Monument (N-AP-50) by ASI.
Timings to visit
06:00 AM – 08:00 PM
|1||Temple Opening Hours||5:15 AM|
|2||Suprabhatha Seva||5:30 AM – 6:00 AM|
|3||Sarva Darshan||6:00 AM – 7:00 AM|
|4||Modati Aradhana (Modati Ganta) Nivedhana Break||7:00 AM – 7:30 AM|
|5||Sarva Darshan||7:30 AM – 11:00 AM|
|6||Second Aradhana Break||11:00 AM – 11:30 AM|
|7||Sarva Darshan||11:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|8||Naivedyam/Nivedana, Third Break||6:00 PM – 6:30 PM|
|9||Temple Closing Time||8:45 PM|
Seva / Pooja Cost Details
- Antharalaya Darshnam: Rs. 50/-
- Abhishekam: Rs. 150/-
- Naivedya Pooja: Rs. 500/-
- Kalyanotasavam: Rs.1000/-
- Saswatha Abhishekam: Rs. 1116/-
- Pushpa Kanikaryam: Rs.1500/-
- Gudi Utsavam: Rs. 2000/-
- Gramotsavam: Rs. 2500/-
- Daytime: Rs. 15000/-
- Night time: Rs. 25000/-
Festivals celebrate at Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple
Sri Rama Navami – Seetha Rama Kalyanam, Ugadi.
How to reach Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple
By Air: Renigunta Airport – 107 km
By Train: Bhakarapet Railway Station – 8.2 km, Kadapa Railway station – 25.9 Km, Tirupati – 117 km
By Bus: Razampet – 28.6 Km, Kadapa – 26.2 Km, Tirupati – 116 km, Tallapaka – 28.1 km
Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple, Vontimitta, Kadapa district, 516213, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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