Narapura Venkateswara Swamy Temple is located on the banks of River Penna in Jammalamadugu, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Jammalamadugu town located is located on the other side of the river. This is an ancient Vaishnava temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara Swamy, an incarnation of Sri Vishnu.
A person named Narapuraiah had a dream in which Sri Venkateswara Swamy appeared and told him about the idol located on the bank of Penna River. Narapuraiah, with the help of villagers, was able to find the idol on the banks of the Penna River near Jammalamadugu town. Later, he installed this idol north of the city in a pile of sand. Since then this temple was called Naranpura Venkateswara Swamy Temple. As mentioned in the inscriptions on the temple walls, the current temple consecrated by Narapuraiah was renovated in 1919 with the help of local devotees.
The temple is run by the body Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) which is under the control of the Andhra Pradesh Government in the year 2008. Later TTD constructed Sri Padmavathi Kalyanamandapam in the temple premises. The room is certainly always full of religious and cultural events, weddings and meetings of poets.
Annual Brahmotsavam will be performed during the months of Vaisakha. Rathotsavam is a popular event during Brahmotsavam, where thousands of devotees participate in pulling the Ratham. All poojas are performed as per pancharatra agama sasthram.
Narapura Brahmotsavam Schedule:
|Day||Day Vahanam||Night Vahanam|
|Day 1||Dwajarohanam||Peddasesha Vahanam|
|Day 2||Chinnaseshavahanam||Hamsa Vahanam|
|Day 3||Simha Vahanam||Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam|
|Day 4||Kalpavrusha Vahanam||Sarvabhupala Vahanam|
|Day 5||Pallaki Vahanam||Garuda Vahanam|
|Day 6||Hanumad Vahanam||Gaja Vahanam|
|Day 7||Rathotsavam||Aswa Vahanam|
|Day 8||Suryaprabha Vahanam||Chandraprabha Vahanam|
|Day 10||Pushpayagam Utsavam|
Narapura Srinivasa Temple: 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
How To Reach Narapura Venkateswara Temple:
By Air :
Kadapa Airport is 76.1 km and Tirupati Airport is 215 km.
By Rail :
Jammalamadugu is the nearest railway station at 2.6 km and Kadapa Railway Station is 84.6 km.
Frequent Buses are available from Kadapa to Jammalamadugu. It takes 15 Minutes from Jammalamadugu to reach this temple.
Narapura Venkateswara Temple Address:
Narapura Venkateswara Swamy Temple,
Andhra Pradesh – 516434.