Keelapatla Temple

Keelapatla Temple

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.

 

What is the story of Keelapatla Temple?

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.

 

Why is Venkateshwara Swamy called Konetiraya?

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.

 

History of Keelapatla Temple

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.

 

Idols at Keelapatla Temple

  • Venkateswara Swamy exactly like Tirupati.
  • Lakshmi Devi.
  • Abhayanjaneya Swamy.
  • Varaha Swamy.
  • Sridevi Bhudevi sametha Chenna Keshava Swamy.
  • Azhwars.

 

Festivals

  • 9 days long Brahmotsava starting from Vaishkha Shukla Ashtami.
  • Ugadi.
  • Sankranti.
  • Deepavali.
  • Navaratri.
  • Dhanu masa.
  • Mukkoti Ekadashi.

 

Distance of Keelapatla Temple

  • Chittoor - 47 km
  • Tirupati - 120 km
  • Madanapalli - 55 km
  • Palamaner - 8 km

 

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How to reach Keelapatla Temple?

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.

How much is the distance from Palamaner to Keelapatla?

Distance from Palamaner to Keelapatla is 8 km.

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