Devuni Kadapa Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Temple is just 7 kilometers away from railway station and 4.5 kilometers from Bus stand. Devuni Kadapa is also known as Tirumala Tholi Gadapa and is very famous for Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple. The place Kadapa is named after the word Gadapa which is originated from the word “Devuni Gadapa” means “Entrance for The Lord Venkateswara Swamy”. The Idol of the Lord Venkateswara has been established by Kripacharya, hence the ancient name of devuni kadapa is also mentioned in puranas as “Kripavathi Kshetram”. It is believed that each pilgrim who visits the temple of Tirumala Venkateshwara Swamy, should go to this temple at kadapa on their way to Tirumala then only it’s believed that their visit to Tirumala is fullfilled. This temple is very famous in kadapa district, people from various places visit this temple, and this temple is generally crowded on Saturdays.
Devuni Kadapa Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Temple is well known as Hanumath Kshetram as there is an idol of lord Hanuman behind Lord Venkateshwara Swamy. It is believed that idol was installed by Sage Kripacharya. This temple is constructed in Vijayanagara style of architecture, Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy temple has impressive sculpture and Architecture of dancing lord Ganapathi at Mukha mandapam.
This temple has kasi balli (lizard) which people believe that if there is any dosham (ill effects) those doshams shall be cleansed by touching the kasi balli on the roof of temple. Devuni Kadapa Temple also has Padmavati Ammagaru idol, which is generally visit after visiting lord venkateswara Swamy. Prasadams like laddu and pulihora are offered here at the temple. Tonsure facility is also available at devuni kadapa.
The place where devuni kadapa is located now is also called as patha kadapa, old kadapa in english. Utsavas and pujas are as same as in tirumala. Pilgrims from all over the countries who visit Venkateswara swamy temple in Tirupathi will also intend to visit devuni kadapa temple, generally, devuni kadapa temple is very crowded at the time of Utsavas. Devuni Kadapa is an archaeological treasure.
Tallapaka Annamacharya, all Sankaracharya of Advaita mutt, heads of Ahobilam mutt and Mahakavi Kshetrayya visited this place. Recently this temple has been undertaken by the TTD.