Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple or Chintala Tiruvengala Natha Swamy Temple is located in Tadipatri town of Anantapur district. It is the largest district in Rayalaseema region in the State of Andhra Pradesh, INDIA. The district headquarters of Anantapur District, is a combination of both city and village environments. Anantapur is a true destination of history, art, culture, and tradition.
The temple of Lord Vishnu, a divine form of Venkataramana Swamy, was built around 16th during the reign of Vijayanagar Kingdom. The temple has a widespread of around 5 acres with a spectacular art work of Silpa Sastra.
The compressed version of the stone chariot is meager in contrast to the famous stone chariot at Hampi. The temple used to be called Chintala Tiruvengala Natha Swamy Temple in old times.
Architecture of Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple
The architecture is a great significance divided into five (5) sections. The mukhamandapa which means the sanctum, has forty (40) pillars. The garbhagriha means the inner sanctuary where the idol is placed. The rangamandapa means larger hall used for dance or drama. The main gopura means the entrance tower. The prakaara, the wall or the outer part of the temple.
Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple
The paradigm of perfection, the idol of Lord Venkataramana Swamy, is the showpiece of Vijayanagar Kingdom. The shilpa sastra means, the art of sculpting is being portrayed in the rangamandapa with the rare engravings of the Vishnu avatars.
The sculptures have been arranged in a structured manner which are made with stone. These consist of Elephants, Horses, Avataras, Apsaraas, Vidyadhara, etc. The stable construction which stood past for centuries is built with using stone and bricks. The Rajagopuram is one of the key attractions faces towards the east is feast for your eyes.
Tadipatri is one of the famous towns in Anantapur District. It has borders of both the Kurnool District as well as YSR Kadapa District. Apart with lot of landscapes, Tadipatri is a place you can spend time visiting temples and is a a complete package of scenic beauty.
Inter-relation to Vittala Temple in Hampi
As it was built during the reign of Vijayanagar Kingdom, it has the closet inter-relation and similarities to the Vittal Temple in Hampi. The ground plan of both the temples have quite a lot of connection in the built and architecture and the sculptures.
The brand image and the benchmark of the Vijayanagar Kingdom is the Thulabharam Pillar. The literal translation of Thulabharm is Weighing Scale. It signifies the importance of a balance between religion, culture, and equality amongst all the people.
The Secret Tunnel
The locals here believe that there is a secret tunnel from the Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple which leads directly to the Gooty Fort. However, the tunnel is closed by the Archaeological Department.
The Arrival to Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple
One can visit this place very easily by both the railways and roadway. The State Transportation Department ensures that there is a plenty number of buses at your convenience.
With a reasonable distance of around 55 kilometres from Anantapur, it is a must visit place for all the devotees who are fond of temples.
Some Cool Tips for the Hot Weather
Ensure you carry adequate amount of water as well as some energy drinks. A good pair of trekking shoes would be fine to explore the nearby landscapes.
It is obvious that if you are foodie, you would definitely enjoy the food which is rice, the staple food of Andhra Pradesh state. Yes of course, your appetite would be put to test and you would never forget the aroma and essence of the mouth-watering food in this location.
Some attractions places near by Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple
- Ahobilam Temple
- ISKON Temple
- Anantapur Clock Tower
- Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple
- gooty fort
- Mounagiri Hanuman Statue
- Penukonda Fort, etc.
A true destination that really makes you feel proud of the culture, art, sculptures, tradition, as well as architecture. If you really are a person who likes temples and fond of culture, the Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple is the right tour for you to experience.Follow social media