Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple Vontimitta History ,Timings,Pooja

Kodanda Rama Swamy temple vontimitta

Kodanda Rama Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Lord Rama avatar. This temple is located at Vontimitta in Kadapa District. It is one of the largest temples in Andhra Pradesh.

About Kodanda Rama Swamy temple Vontimitta :

This temple has Vijayanagara architectural style. This place is associated with Great scholars and bhaktas. Vontimitta temple was built by Vijayanagara and Chola kings in the 16th century.

The temple stands with the rectangle of walls, entered through the three imposing Gopuras. The center space of temple has Mandapam by yali piers, and animals being doubled at corners.

The central space of the temple raised on brackets with multiple corbels. Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple has the tank which was constructed at the time of Vijayanagara dynasty

Kodanda Rama Swamy temple vontimitta

Kodanda Rama Swamy temple Vontimitta History:

As per legends, this temple was built in the single day by devotees name as Vontudu and Mittudu. After construction of this beautiful 32 pillars temple, both sacrificed their lives and transformed into statues

Lord Jambavantha has placed Lord Rama Idol in this temple consists of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana Idol on the single rock. Another story is one of the 7 Kansas of great epic Ramayana, Kishkindakanda happened in this region.

Another legend said that Rama Sita and Lakshmana spent some time at the time of their exile. Sita felt thirsty then Lord Rama shot arrow deep into the earth, then sweet water gushed out. Later that water spring into 2 small tanks and names them as Rama theertham and Lakshmana theertham

Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy temple Vontimitta Specialty:

  • This temple Mandapam contains 32 pillars called as Madhyarangaradapam
  • The main idol of this temple Lord Rama worshipped as Lord Kodanda Rama Swamy, and found the bow on his right hand and arrow on his left hand in standing posture along with Sita and Lakshmana made of the single rock
  • The other temples are Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, Goddesses Sita, Lakshmana, Lord Kanuma, and Lord Ganesha etc
  • This temple has 3 gopurams, Monumental tower facing north, east and south

Vontimitta temple opening hours:

Morning: 6 AM to 1 PM and Afternoon: 2 PM to 8 PM

Kodanda Rama Swamy temple vontimitta

Daily sevas and timings:

  • Suprabhatam: 5 AM to 05:30 AM
  • Abishekam: 05:30 AM to 06:30 AM
  • Sarvadarshanam: 7 AM to 4 PM
  • Abishekam: 4 PM to 04:30 PM
  • Archana, Alankarana: 06:30 AM to 7 AM
  • Sahasranama Archana: 04:30 AM to 5 PM
  • Ekantha Seva: 8 AM to 08:15 PM
  • Lalitha Sahasranama Archana: 5 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Sarvadarshanam: 05:30 PM to 8 PM

Ticket cost:

Children under 12 years, do not need to take Darshnam and sevas tickets. Tickets can be purchased on the same day of Seva or else you can book online

  • Antharalaya Darshanam: Rs 50
  • Naivedya Pooja: Rs 500
  • Abhishekam: Rs 150
  • Kalyanostavam: Rs 1000
  • Pushpa Kanikaryam: Rs 1500
  • Gramotsavam: Rs 2500
  • Gudi Utsavam: Rs 2000
  • Brahmotsavam: Day – Rs 15000, Night – Rs 25000
  • Saswatha Abishekam: Rs 1116

Dress Code:

Men: White Pancha, Pyjama, Dhoti/Kurta

Female: Saree with the blouse, Chudidhar with Dupatta, Dress with Dupatta, half saree

Main festivals:

Sri Ramanavami, Vaikunta Ekadasi, Mahashivaratri, and Ugadi are the main temples that celebrated in Vontimitta temple.

Andhra Pradesh State Government officially conducts the Seetha Rama Kalyanam for Sri Ramanavami festival

How to Reach:

By road: APSRTC provides frequent buses from all major cities to Vontimitta temple

By Rail: The nearest railway stations are Anantarajupet station, Renigunta junction, Tirupati Main station

By Air: The nearest airport is Tirupati Airport

Nearby temples:

  • Padmavati Temple
  • Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
  • Alamelu Mangamma Temple
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Govindaraja Swamy Temple
  • Kapila Theertham Temple
  • Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple

Vontimitta temple address:

  • Vontimitta Sri Kodanda Rama Swami temple, Vontimitta temple, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, 516213

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