Thondamanadu

Thondamanadu

Thondamanadu is in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is at a distance of 38 km from Tirupati. Thondamanadu used to be the capital of Thondaman Chakravarthy who built Tirupati temple. It is famous for the temple of Sri Venkateswara Swamy.

 

Who is Thondaman Chakravarthy?

In his avatara as Sri Venkateswara Swamy, Mahavishnu married Padmavathy Devi. She was the daughter of King Akasaraju belonging to the clan of Pandavas. Thondaman Chakravarthy was Akasaraju’s half-brother. Their father was Sudharma. Akasaraju’s mother was Dharanidevi. Thondaman’ mother was a Naga kanya. Tirupati temple was built by Thondaman Chakravarthy.

 

Thondamanadu Temple History

Thondaiman was an ardent devotee of Sri Venkateswara Swamy. After he built the temple, Swamy occupied it. Thondaman came to the temple every day and worshiped Swamy with golden flowers. When Thondaman became old he was unable to travel up to Tirumala. Then, Venkateswara Swamy gave him darshan at Thondamanadu itself and blessed him with his perpetual presence there. In this temple, Venkateswara Swamy blesses devotees along with Bhudevi, and Sridevi by his side.

 

What is special about Thondamanadu Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple?

If there is disharmony between husband and wife, praying at this temple solves the issue. Those whose marriage is delayed also pray here.

 

Timings

  • 6.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm

 

Festivals

  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi
  • Dhanumasa Utsava

 

Nearest Railway Station

Sri Kalahasti - 5.5 km

 

Nearest Airport

Tirupati - 14.5 km

 

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Knowledge Bank

Who built Tirupati temple?

Tirupati temple was built by Thondaiman Chakravarthy under instruction from Sri Venkateswara Swamy. Hoe belonged to the clan of the Pandavas.

Where did Lord Venkateswra get married?

Lord Venkateswra got married at Narayanavanam which is at a distance of 38 km from Tirupati. This used to be the capital of Akasaraju, father of Padmavathy Devi.

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