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Kodandarama Temple in Tirupati – Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple

Kodandarama Temple, also known as Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple, is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman and is located in the heart of Tirupati in Seemandhra in India. It is a very old temple and is believed to have been built in the 10th century AD by a Chola King.

Kodandarama is a famous form of Bhagavan Sri Ram worshipped in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is bow wielding form of Sri Rama.

Kodandarama Temple in Tirupati – Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple

A unique aspect of the temple is that there is a subsidiary shrine dedicated to Hanuman it is located directly to opposite to the main temple. This temple dedicated to Anjaneya Swami is very famous.

As per legend, the temple is dedicated to visit of the Bhagwan Sri Ram to Tirupati during the exile period in the Ramayana.

The most important festival in the temple are Sri Ramanavami (birthday of Sri Ram) and Ugadi (Telugu/Kannada New Year).

Another important festival is the annual Brahmotsavam.

Special pujas are observed on Saturdays, Sundays, Punarvasu, Purnima and Amavasya. 

Golden Tiruchi and Hanumantha Vahanam are the two important vehicles used in the monthly and weekly processions. Procession is held to four mada streets and up to R.C. Pushkarini.

A popular shrine dedicated to Kodandarama is located in Karnataka at Chunchanakatte Village near KR Nagara in Mysore. You can get information of that temple here - Kodandarama Temple at Chunchanakatte