KonetiRayala Swamy Hindu Temple

calendarJul 02 2017
Konetirayala Swamy Temple (also known as Venkateswara Temple) is a Hindu temple of Lord Venkateswara in the village of Keelapatla, Palamaner, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The temple is stated to be as old as the Tirupathi Temple and the idol will appearance similar to the only at Tirumala. Temple is positioned in Keelapatla Village, Andhra Pradesh, forty seven km from Chittoor, 55 km from Madanapalle, 7 km from Palamaner. Keelapatla is in woodland region with fertile lands,full of bamboo bushes and honey. History says that this temple became constructed with the aid of the Regents of Pallava Kings in the ninth and tenth centuries. This temple in Thondu Mandal speaks of the types of Pallava and Chola culture. Here in the Village of Keelapatla, Lord Venkateshwara is referred to as as Konetirayadu. Lord Tirumalavasa (Venkateshwara) in Keelapatla village is very handsome. The Lord is Kalpatharu (A heavenly tree that gives boon), Chintamani (A celestral electricity) and Kaamadhenu (the heavenly cow that offers all). According to legend, Lord Venkateshwara in the beginning placed his foot right here at Keelapatla after which reached Tirumala. In the sanctum of the temple, Koneti Rayadu like Tirumala Devar, is standing with his “Kati Varada Hastas”, herbal “Sankhu Chakras” and with the impressions of Sridevi and Bhoodevi, at the chest. It makes someone suppose whether or not this Konetiraya is a reproduction of Thirumala Deva, who has come all the way down to this village. Huge Jaya Vijayas (watchmen on the gate of the Lord’s Place), an historic Chennakesava idol along with his wives, five Alwars, Bhoovaraha Moorthy, Garudalwar, Anjaneya Swamy Statues, all may be visible in the temple and they communicate the ancient glory of this location.

History says, a number of the rulers who ruled this location were, Sathavahans, Pallavas, Renuti Cholas, Rastrakootas, Banus, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Yadava Kings, Vijayanagar Emperors, Matli Kings, Moghul Kings, Arcot Nawabs, Tippu Sultan, Britishers and Palegars. The 15th-century Hindu saint, Andhra Pada kavita Pitamaha, Annamacharya mentions the name of Konetiraya in lots of his sankeerthanas.

Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India.