Jetprole, a small village in Amanaganti Seema has a group of temples to its credit. These temples attract the tourists and devotees alike. Madanagopala Mahathmyam of Vishnu Rahasya Khandam of Bhavishyothara Purana mentions the village as Jatayuvu Kshetra. Hence it seems Jetprole had been earlier called Jatayuvu Kshetra in Puranic Tales.
The stones inscriptions belonging to the 12th century A.D written by Malla Naidu, son of Recharla Bethi Reddy and Eurka Sanamma mentions that the place was made capital of Paragana. This inscription was sent to Kamineni Gopaiah. Later the village was given by Vijayanagara Kings to Surabhi Kings during the 16th Century. King Madhavarayalu of Vijayanagara kingdom constructed Mantapas and Gopuras in Jatprole and Manchala Katta temples. “Thirumangayalvaru Charitha” a Yakshagana on Lord Sri Venkateswara was written by Kotharu Bhavanacharyalu along with Thirunagari Narasimhaiah. The Brahmotsavam Festival is held for nine days in the at Devuni village and for 15 days in Thirmalapur Village in the Maghamasa.
Madanagopala Swamy Jatara of Jatprole: Jetprole is also famous for the Madanagopala Swamy Jatara that is organized in honor of Lord Madanagopala Swamy. Lord Vishnu had ten incarnations. One of the incarnations was Lord Sri Krishna. He is known as Lord Madanagopala Swamy when He is with wives Rukmini and Satyabhama, else He is known as Venu Gopala Swamy.
Other Krishna temples in the district are Kalki Gopala Swamy of Kalwakurthy Mandal, Sri Venu Gopala Swamy of Kesampet Village in Nagar Kurnool Mandal, Santhanam Gopala Swamy in Gadwal, Sri Madana Gopala Swamy of Jatprole of Kollapur Taluka, and Venugopala Swamy temples of Siddapur in Achampet Mandal, Chinchodu of Shadnagar Mandal and Vemula Narvala.
Historians like B.N.sastry, in “Mallanaidu (Kumara Madanaidu)” talk about the history of Mahabubnagar. It says that malla Naidu from the 14th Generation of Jetprole Sansthan received it Jetprole from Anegondi Ramarayalu in 1527 A.D as remuneration. He ruled it for some time. He also built Madanagopala Swamy temple at Jetprole and started Brahmotsavam celebrations. The Brahmotsavam has been continuing since the time and has crossed 400 years of Glorious history.
The Madanagopala temple has beautiful stone sculptures that make the visitor spellbound. The temple was shifted from its original place on 15th February, 1989 and re-constructed on the banks of Krishna River. Beautiful sculptures can also be spotted on the top of Gopuram of the temple complex.
Location and Reach:
Road: Tourists can reach the destination from Pebber on NH-7 or from Kollapur. The temple is located about 36 km from Pebber; about 16 km from Kollapur. It is at a distance of 158 km from Mahabubnagar and about 85 km from Kurnool.
Rail: The nearest railway station is located at Gadwal, which is about 50 km away from the destination.
Air: The nearest Airport is located at Shamshabad International Airport (Hyderabad).
Special Days of Attraction and Visitors Flow:
The visitors prefer Sundays and Public Holidays for darshan. Tourist flow is more on festival Days. The devotees come in large number on Ugadi, Sivaratri, Dasara, Sankranthi, whole month of Karthika Masam, Sravana Masam, 1st January, Pushkaralu, etc