Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

Address : Sannidhi St, Tiruchanur, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517503

District : Tirupati

Phone : Not Available

Completed : 8th Century

Deity : Padmavathi

Famous For : Brahmotsavam, Panchami Teertham, Varalakshmi Vratam

Overview:

Padmavathi Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Padmavathi (Alamelumanga), the consort of Venkateswara. The temple is situated in Tiruchanur area of Tirupati city in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is under the administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.
It is believed that the goddess Lakshmi was born as Alamelu to Akasha Raja, the ruler of this region, and wed Venkateswara of Tirupati. Lakshmi gave darshan to Venkateswara on a red Lotus flower (Padma in Sanskrit) at Alamelu mangapuram after his deep penance for twelve years. According to tradition, the goddess manifested herself in the holy Pushkarini called Padmasarovaram in a golden lotus. The Venkatachala Mahatyam states that the Sun-god Suryanarayana was instrumental in blossoming of the lotus in full splendour. A temple dedicated to Suryanarayana is situated on the eastern side of the Pushkarini. The Padma Purana gives a vivid description of the advent of the goddess and subsequent wedding with Venkateswara . The manifestation of Padmavathi occurred in the month of Karthika on Sukla Paksha Panchami when the star Uttarashada in the ascendent. The Brahmotsavam of the goddess is celebrated with all pomp and glory to commemorate the occasion.
Padmavathi (or Alamelumanga) is the main deity of the temple. Padmavathi is the incarnation of goddess Lakshmi and is consort of Venkateswara. The deity is facing towards east.
The temple typically opens at 4:50 am on most days and closes at 9:30 pm. However, on Fridays, it opens at 3:30 am.
Padmasarovaram and Sri Padmavathi Temple (background), Tiruchanur, Tirupati
Padmasarovaram is the Temple tank of the Padmavathi Temple. It is believed that Padmavathi manifested in this tank in a golden lotus.
In Padmasarovaram, Chakra Snanam will be held on last day of Annual Padmavathi Brahmotsavams (Panchami Teertham) which will witness lakhs of devotees taking a dip in the holy waters.

Timing : 5:00 Am to 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm to 8:30 Pm
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