Padmavathi Temple – A Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Temple

Padmavathi Temple is a temple at Tiruchanur, at 5 kilometers from the world famous temple town of Tirupathi. Padmavathi temple Tiruchanur is dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi alias Alamelumanga, consort of Lord Venkateswara, the deity at Tirupathi temple. Padmavathi temple is under the administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.

Padmavathi Temple

Padmavathi Temple near Tirupathi.

Goddess Lakshmi’s incarnation of Padmavathi is the main deity here. Godess Padmavathi is manifested in Padmasarovaram, the temple tank, in the form of golden Lotus flower, on the day ‘Sukla Paksha Panchami’ during the local month of Kartheeka.

Some of the other temples inside the temple complex are Sri Sundararaja Swamy Temple which is believed to be built in the 16th century & Sri Krishna Swamy Temple, believed to be built in 1221 AD. On the opposite side of the Temple Tank of Padmavathi temple, there is another temple dedicated to Lord Suryanarayana.

How Do I Go to Padmavathi Temple?

The famous Padmavathi koil (koil in Tamil Language means temple) is situated at Tiruchanoor alias as Tiruchanur. This town is at a distance of 5 kilometers from Tirupathi town, the town on the foothills of the famous Tirumala Venkateswara Temple alias Tirupathi temple.

Tirupathi is well connect by roads to other parts of the country. ‘Tirupati railway station’ is the nearest railway station. ‘Renigunta Junction railway station’ is the nearest major railway junction, which is situated close to Tirupathi, at around 10 kilometers distance.

Tirupati Airport is the nearest airport to all these Temples, at 14 kilometers distance from Tirupathi town. Nearby international airports are at Chennai and Bangalore. Hyderabad, the capital of Telungana state is at a distance of around 550 kilometers away.

Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple or Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) as it is known officially, is near to Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is on the hill top at a height of 853 meters above sea level.

Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
Gopurams of Tirumala Venkateswara Temple.

Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple at Tirumala, is  the most famous temple in the world and is the most visited religious place in the world.

Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is comprised of seven peaks which symbolizes the seven heads of  ‘Adisesha’ and is hence called ‘Seshachalam’.

Tirupati Tirumala lord Venkateswara temple is also called ‘Temple of Seven Hills’ and is having excellent facilities for ttd darshan (visit temple and the deity), pilgrim lodging, food and snacks delivery etc. Food and snacks are given free of cost to pilgrims who are waiting to see the Lord Balaji in the queue. Temple Services can be availed online online by clicking the link ‘Online Services’ at TTD Website,

Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple Andhra pradesh is the second most richest temple in the world after Sree PadmanabhaSwamy temple at Thiruvananthapuram, in the capital city of Kerala State in India.

Lord Venkateswara also known as Lord Balaji; a form of Lord Vishnu; is the presiding deity at Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple.

Head tonsuring and offering ones hair to Lord Balaji is famous offering among pilgrims to this temple; Tirupati Tirumala Balaji temple Andhra pradesh.

How Do I Go to Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple?

Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is situated on top of some of the steepest hills, I have ever seen in South India. Looking those hills from down, is really frightening. Steep red colored hills! It may be the only hill station in India to have separate  roads to go up and come down. Kudos to the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation Bus drivers who drives those buses effortlessly, which ply between Tiupathi and Tirumalai! While coming downhill, one can only hear the brake sound and it seems like those sharp hair pen bents on the roads are like roses to these expert drivers!

Devotees can either climb the hills by walking the 9 kilometers plus pathway using the stairs or go by vehicle through the road. I have once taken the stairs and climbed the hills by walking thousands of steps. One will realize the value of Glucose that time! A few grams of Glucose and some water will make all the difference;  Without which it is nearly impossible to climb those stairs! Water is provided free of cost all along stairs side by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), the governing body for the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Venkateswara Swamy temple .

Tirupathi railway station near Renigunta Junction  is the nearest railway station with code TPTY on railway booking website

There is a small Airport at Renigunta near to Tirupathi. The nearest major airport is Chennai International Airport.

Tirupathi and Tirumalai are well connected by roads from Tamilnadu and Karnataka, the neighboring states.

Accommodation Near Tirupati Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

There are thousands of Cottages, Guest houses and dormitories in Tirupathi and Tirumalai, which offer cheap hotel rooms to the pilgrimages. There are also free rooms available for those who can not afford the room rent.

Smocking and consumption of Alcohol is prohibited in this Temple Town.