Vontimitta Kodanda Rama Swamy
Lord Sri Ram
This 450 year-old ancient temple is located at a distance of 25KM from Kadapa town on Kadapa-Tirupati Highway route. Vontimitta, Sri KodandaRama Swamy temple is the abode of Lord Srirama along with his consort Sita Devi and Lakshmana Swamy. The other deities located inside the Garbha Griha(Sanctum Sanctorum) are Sri Bhaktha Anjaneya Swamy, Sriman Narayana(Lord Vishnu) along with his consorts Goddess Bhudevi and Sridevi. Namma Allvaru, Kulashekhara Allvaru and Periya Allvaru are also been seen inside the temple. The temple depicts artistic skill of the Vijayanagara architectural style, which was said to be in existence from 16th century. The temple is believed to be built by Vontudu and Mittudu. Vontudu and Mittudu was earlierly said to be robbers and was later became the great devotees of Lord Rama. According to a legend, the two disciples of lord Rama, Vontudu and Mittudu, had built the temple in one single day. After constructing it, they sacrificed their lives in the name of lord and transformed into statues. These statues can be seen even today as soon as you enter the temple. It is also believed that the idol of Lord Sri Rama was installed by Lord Jambuvantha. This temple is the only holy place in the country where Sri Seeta Rama Kalyanam is held in the night. Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya, a great devotee of Lord Rama lived on Tallapaka village very close to Vontimitta and is said to have visited Vontimitta temple and praised Lord Sri Rama in his Keerthanas. Also, Kishkindakanda is believed to have happened in this region.
Kodanda Rama Swamy temple has been notified as an Ancient Monument (N-AP-50) by Archaeological Survey of India. The two sacred Theertham (temple tank) of Kodanda Rama Swamy temple are Rama theertham and Lakshmana theertham. The temple has three Gopurams, monumental tower, facing east, north and south. The east facing tower is the central tower which is a five tiered structured building. The mandapam of the temple contains 32 pillars and hence it is called as Madhyarangaradapam.
The state government of Andhrapradesh is officially declared to celebrate "Sri Rama Navami Utsavam" in the temple in a grand manner from the year 2015 onwards.
Kadapa-Tirupati bus route pass through Vontimitta. APSRTC ply frequent buses from Cuddapah [Kadapa] to Vontimitta. Regular bus services to Kadapa from major cities of the state. After reaching there, you can opt for a local bus or hire a taxi to reach the temple.Kadapa Railway Station is the nearest railway station which is 24.8 km. If by air Tirupati Airport is just 112 km from the temple.
- Morning 6:00 AM To 8:00 PM
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