Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple Timings: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Temple Entry fee: Rs. 5 for Special darshan and Rs. 20 for Quick darshan
Distance: Govinda Raja Swami Temple is 1.5 kilometer from Tirupati RTC Bus Terminus and 0.5 Kilometer from Tirupati Railway station.
Sri Govindaraja Swami is considered to be the elder brother of Lord Balaji and His temple is one among the most important temples in Tirupati.
Sri Govindaraja Swami temple has an imposing gopuram that can be visible even from a distance. The Lord is found with his consorts Rukmini and Satyabhama. The architecture of the temple is one of its kinds and is marvelously constructed. The entrance of the temple has a magnificent seven-story Gopuram built in 1628 that can be seen even from a distance. To the left of the main Gopuram, is a temple dedicated to Goddess Laxmi who is seated on a lotus. There is a shrine dedicated to There are shrines of Sri Andal, Sri Parthasarathi, Sri Venkateshwara Swamy and Vedanta Desika, who was a great poet, devotee and philosopher and second great writer of Sri Vaishnava.
One interesting fact about the temple is that the celestial bath (Abhishekam) is not conducted with the presiding deity, as the deity, in the lying position, is made of clay. Rest all the festivals and functions in the shrine are similar to those conducted in the temple of Sri Venkateshwara at Tirumala.
According to the legends, this temple was consecrated by the great Vaishnava Preceptor, Saint Ramanuja Charya, in 1130 AD. It is said that the temple had Sri Parthasaarthi (Lord Krishna as the charioteer of Arjuna) on the main altar but Sri Ramanuja Charya added the deity of Sri Govindaraja Swami.
The Sub- Temples in Tirupati Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple Premises:
- Sri Parthasarathi Swami Temple
- Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple
- Sri Andal Temple
- Sri Salai Nachiyar Ammavari Temple
- Sri Ramanuja Temple
- Sri Vyasaraya Anjaneya Swami Temple (Near Dwajasthambham)
- Sri Tirumangai Alwar Temple.
- Sri Kurath Alwar Temple
- Sri Madhurakavi Alwar Temple
- Sri Chakrathalwar Temple.
- Sri Mudal Alwar Temple.
- Sri Manavala Mahamuni Temple.
- Sri Vedantha Desikar Temple.
- Sri Woolu Alwar Temple.
- Sri Anjaneya Swami Temple(Near outer Bugga).
- Sri Nammalwar Temple.
- Sri Sanjeevaraya Swami Temple(opposite the Hathiramjee Mutt)
- Sri Eduru Anjaneya Swamy Temple.
The important festivals conducted in Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple are:
- Vaisakha Festival (Brahmotsavam)
- Float Festival
- Bugga and Ponnakalva Utsavam
- Sri Andal Margalineerattam Festival
- Sri Salai Nachiyar Panguni Uttara Festival
- Sri Bhashyakarla Utsavam
- Sri Nammalwar Utsavam
- Thiruvadipuram Festival
- Thirumala Nambi Festival
- Thiru Nakshatram of Alwar
- Manavalamahamuni Asthanam
- Vedantha Desikar Utsavam
|S.No.||Name of the Seva||Timings|
|1||Suprabatham||5.00 A.M to 5.30 A.M|
|2||Vishwaroopa Darshnam||5.30 A.M to 6.30 A.M|
|3||Thomalaseva||6.30 A.M to 7.30 A.M|
|4||Sahasranama Archana||7.30 A.M to 8.00 A.M|
|5||Archana Anantara Darshanam||8.00 A.M to 9.00 A.M|
|6||Sarvadarshanam||9.30 A.M to 12.30 P.M|
|1.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M|
|6.00 P.M to 8.30 P.M|
|7||Break ( Sudhi, Cleaning)||8.30 P.M to 9.00 P.M|
|7||Ekantha Seva||9.00 P.M|
118-122, GS Mada Street
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517501, India.