Keelapatla Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple is in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Here, Swamy is famous as Konetiraya. The temple is administered by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board.
To establish that he is the most tolerant among the Trimurthis, Bhrigu Maharshi kicked at Lord Vishnu's chest. He installed seven idols of Vishnu to mitigate the sin. Among these, The idol at Keelapatla was invisible to common men. Padmavathy Devi and Venkateshwara Swamy visited Keelapatla. They told the locals about the idol at the bottom of a tank. It was recovered and installed again.
In Telugu, Koneru means a tank. Since the idol of Venkateshwara Swamy at Keelapatla Temple was recovered from the bottom of a tank, Swamy is called Konetiraya here.
The idol originally installed was at the bottom of a tank. It was recovered and reinstalled under the instruction of Venkateshwara Swamy. The present temple was constructed by Pallava rulers in the 9th and 10th centuries CE. The emperors of Vijayanagara and Zamindars of Punganur have made contributions towards the temple's development.
Keelapatla can be easily reached from Palamaner, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. Nearest Railway station is Chittoor at 70 km. Nearest Airport is Tirupati at 111 km.
Distance from Palamaner to Keelapatla is 8 km.
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