Kalyāṇa Veṅkaṭeśwara Swāmi (Nārāyaṇa Vanam)

Location: 45km SW of Tirupati (route)

Timings: Not closed on afternoons.

Kṣhetra Purāṇam: This is the place where the Lord was married to Śrī Padmāvatī Devi, who is the daughter of King Ākāśarāja and avatār of Goddess Lakṣhmi. This temple was constructed by the brother-in-law of the Lord in commemoration of the divine marriage.

About the Temple: The Lord appears here with a contradicting alaṅkāram:  He has a Khaḍgam, as He came here for mrgayā-vihāram, and also simultaneously has a Kalyāṇa Rakṣhā-bandhanam, as He got married to the Goddess here. The temple has many antique artifacts which were used during the divine marriage: e.g., a stone used to grind turmeric etc. Nārāyaṇa Vanam was the capital of the king Ākāśarāja and hence has many Temples near-by which were patronized by him. This temple is currently maintained by TTD.

Other Main Deities: Śrī Padmāvati Devi, Śrī Ānḍāl, Sīta Lakṣhmana Sameta Śrī Rāma Chandra Swāmi and Ranganāyaka Swāmi.

Sevas & Festivals: Please refer TTD site.

Near by Temples: Temples in and around Nagari (route) and other temples in Narayana Vanam.


Kāśi Viśweśwara Swāmi (Nagari)

Location: Bugga Agraharam, near Nagari, 56kms SE from Tirupati (route)

Timings: Not closed on afternoons

About the Temple: The temple is located on the banks of Kuśasthali river. It is currently maintained by TTD. The main deity is Śri Kāśi Viśweśwara Swāmi, with His consorts Śri Annapurṇa and Śri Kāmākṣhi Devi. There are many great vṛkṣhas in the temple including the Śiva-liṅga-vṛkṣham shown in the picture. It is said that the Lord likes being worshipped by these flowers a lot.

Other Main Deities: Śri Prayāga Mādhava Swāmi along with His consort Śri Bhūdevi.

Sevas & Festivals: Kalyaṇotsavam seva once in an year on Panguni Uttaram day. The main utsavams are: Pradoṣha pūja (twice a month), Kāla Bhairava Aṣhṭami (monthly), Kārtīka-Induvāsara pūja, Mahā Śiva-rātri.

Near by Temples: Temples in and around Nagari, Temples in Narayana Vanam (route).