•GODDESS SRI PADMAVATHI AMMAVARI TEMPLE, TIRUCHANUR, TIRUPATI
Tiruchanoor, also known as Alamelu Mangapuram, which is situated about 5 km from Tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the wife of Lord Sri Venkateswara is situated here. Goddess Sri Alamelu Manga popularly known as Sri Padmavathi Devi. It is said that a visit to Tirumala will only be successful after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple..
Few Important Festivals at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple:
• Dasara Festival (Navarathiri)
• Kartheeka Brahmotsavam
• Float festival
From Tirupati it takes approximate time of one and half hours for both up and down journey plus worship in the temple.
•SRI KAPILESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE, TIRUPATI
Sri Kapileswara swami Temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Siva run by Titupati Tirumala Devasthanam in Tirupati. It is a cave temple, located about 3 km to the north of Tirupati at the foot of the Tirumala Hills. The sacred waterfall at the shrine called as Kapila Teertham is also called as Alwar Teertham by the Vishnavites from Tamilnadu.
The annual Brahmotsavams and other festivals like Vinayaka Chaturthi, Maha sivaratiri, Skanda Shasti and Ann abhishekam are performed here.
From Tirupati it takes a maximum time of one hour for worship in the temple and also travelling both up and down by an auto or bus.
• LORD GOVINDARAJA SWAMY TEMPLE, TIRUPATI
Sri Govindarajaswami Temple is the one with tallest gopuram is situated in the heart of Tirupati.
Vaishnavite Saint Ramanujacharya consecrated the temple in 1130 AD. But very interestingly, at the shrine the celestial bath (Abishekam) is not conducted to the presiding deity perhaps first of its kind in India, a temple priest told tirupatitimes.com. Because the deity of Lord Sri Venkateshwara that is in lying posture is made of Clay. The TTD that manages the temple too has been contemplating to give golden touch to the deity.
The festivals and other functions in the temple are similar to those conducted in the Tirumala Sri Venkateswara temple.
For the devotees who stay in Tirupati, it takes a maximum time of one and half hours for the worship of at the temple.
The sub temples in its premises are:
o Sri Padmavati Temple
o Sri Govinda Raja Swami Temple
o Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple
o Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple
o Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple
o Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Narayanavanam Temple
o Sri Venugopala Swami Temple At Karvetinagaram.
o Sri Prasanna Venkateshwara Swami Temple At Appalayanagunta
o Sri Annapurna Sameta Kashi Vishweshwaraswami Temple
• LORD SHIVA TEMPLE IN SRI KALAHASTHI
Lord Shiva in the form of Vaayu Linga aboded on the banks of Swarnamukhi river in Sri kalahasthi which is 40 km from the town of Tirupati. This ancient Shiva Temple is one of the PANCHA BOOTHA LINGAS. The lord in the shrine is called as Sri Vaayu Lingeswara or Sri Kalahastheeswara. According to inscription of the temple, some reconstruction and improvements works had been done to the shrine by the Chola kings followed by Vijayanagara Emperors
Three devoted devotees- the spider “Sri”, the cobra “kaala” and the elephant “hasthi” believed to be very serious enemies to each other in rendering their sincere and dedicated worship to Lord Shiva and had attained moksham after killing each other.
Sarpadosha Nivarana pooja (Raahu and Kethu pooja) conducted here daily has become very popular pooja in this spacious temple complex. Devotees consider that Monday is the best day for conducting the Pooja.
From Tirupati it will take a maximum of four hours for to and fro journey with their worship at Sri Kalahasthi by bus.
• LORD VINAYAKA IN KANIPAKAM (SRI VARASIDDHI VINAYAKAR)
An ancient temple of Lord Vinayaka(Ganesha) is situated in KANIPAKAM about 70 km from west of
Tirupati. The Lord Vinayaka is believed to have altered his external appearance as deity and landed on the earth. This is
the Swayambhu Vinayaka that was found in a well some centuries ago, the temple inscriptions reveal. The sacred well that
still exist with water from where the lord gives us darshan. A portion of the deity is seen covered with water in all
seasons in the shrine.
The devotees who strongly believe that the Promises made at this Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple should be kept, otherwise, he or she during the rest of the life will suffer with a series of disasters.
From Tirupati it will take a maximum of six hours to complete their worship at this temple with the to and fro journey by bus.