About Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple Karvetinagaram:
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple is located in Karveti Nagaram, near Puttur, 48 km from Tirupati. This ancient temple of Sri Venugopala Swamy is the only Sri Krishna temple in and surroundings Tirupati. Lord Krishna was represented in his childhood form. The idol of the Lord is with a flute in his hand while standing in front of a cow. A pot of butter is also kept before the Lord, according to legends, Lord Krishna, in his form as a little boy, used to love butter. Through the statues of the Lord, the statues of their beloved spouses, Goddess Rukmini Devi and the Goddess Satyabhama Ammavaru are also placed in the main temple.
The statue of Lord Krishna and the goddesses symbolize the Lord’s immense abilities to be omnipresent in time. It also represents how Lord Krishna is his favorite position with the flute and the pot of butter, while at the same time is accompanied by his companions.
This temple has a rich history and great religious importance. It has been a sacred place for pilgrims for many decades. Many priests and poets have spoken and written about the Sri Venugopala Swamy temple. For example, the poet and singer, Sarangapani, contributed more than 200 padams, admiring Sri Sri Venugopala Swamy of Karvetinagaram and his sweet presence in our lives.
This temple is very popular among pilgrims, because it is said that it offers healing to all kinds of worries to every devotee, who prays the Lord with devotion and faith. Many couples who want to have children comes to the Temple of Sri Venugopala to seek the blessings of the Lord Sri Krishna.
Many important festivals are celebrated here at Sri Venugopala temple in Karveti Nagaram with a lot of fervor and devotion. Annual Brahmotsavams, a 10-day festival organized during the month of April or May (Vaishaka), is one of the most popular festivals of this temple. Sri Venugopala Swamy Pavitrotsavam which is celebrated in the month of September (Sravanamasam) is another prominent festival here. Gokulashtami, Utl Utsavam, Teppotsavam are other important festivals of this temple. Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple also participates in Ugadi Asthanam, a primary festival of Tirupati Balaji Temple.
Many devotees who go to Tirumala for Lord Venkateswara darshan in the Tirupati Temple also include a trip to KarvetiNagaram and seek the blessings of Lord Venugopala Swamy. From Tirupati you can take the bus to Puttur, which is about 48 km from the Tirupati bus terminus. Darshan Timings of Sri Venugopala Swamy temple is from 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM in the morning and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM at night. At present, the temple is under the administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple Karvetinagaram Timings
Morning: 6.00 AM to 11.00 AM
Evening: 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple Karvetinagaram Entry Fee:
Temple Entry is Free
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple Karvetinagaram Sub-Temples:
Lord Rama Sita Devi, Lakshmana and Anjaneya,
Avanakshamma and Renuka Parameshwari Temples
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple Karvetinagaram Festivals:
Vaikunta Ekadasi or Mukkoti Ekadasi
Teppotsavam (float festival)
Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple Karvetinagaram Address:
Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple,