Koneti Rayala Temple Chittor District. Sri Koneti Rayala swamy temple is also known as Venkateswara swamy temple is famous hindu temple. Dedicated to Lord venkateswara swamy, temple located in Keelapatla Village, Andhra pradesh. Temple just 47kms from chittor, 55 kms distance from mandanapalle and 7km away from palamaner. Keelapatla Sri Konetiraya Swamy temple celebrates annual pavitrotsavam every where with ankurarpanam festivals.
Koneti Raya Swamy Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple Info
Konetiraya Swamy temple officials are making the necessary arrangements for the annual Pavitrotsavams. in Sri Konetiraya Swamy Temple the Lord is standing here with his Kati Varada Hastham posture, holding Sankhu Chakram and having the impression of Sridevi and Bhudevi on both sides of his chest. Devotees from Keelapatla Village will start Tirumala after having Konetiraya darshan here. According to legend, Lord Venkateshwara, first placed his foot here at Keelapatla and then reached Tirumala. Till today, this is believed by all devotees. There is a trail from this town to Tirumala with a resting Mantap in the middle.
Info: In the sanctum of the temple, Koneti Rayadu like Tirumala Devar, is standing with his “Kati Varada Hastas”, natural “Sankhu Chakras” and with the impressions of Sridevi and Bhoodevi, on the chest. Huge Jaya-Vijayas (watchmen at the gate of the Lord’s Place), an ancient Chennakesava idol with his two wives, five Alwars, Bhoovaraha Moorthy, Garudalwar, Anjaneya Swamy statues, all can be seen in the temple. Entrance and Architecture of the stony images of watchmen namely Jaya-Vijayas are standing at the gate resembling as deployed soldiers of army.
Deity: Lord Venkateswara Swami
Location: Keelapatla, Chittoor
State: Andhra Pradesh
Built on: 10th Century
Temple Opening & Close Timings: Morning 06:00 to 12:00 and Evening 17:00 to 20:00
Koneti Rayala Temple Timings:
Morning: 6:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Evening: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple History
History says that this temple was constructed by the Regents of Pallava Kings in the 9th and 10th centuries. This temple in Thondu Mandal speaks of the styles of Pallava and Chola culture. Here in the Village of Keelapatla, Lord Venkateshwara is called as Konetirayadu. Lord Tirumalavasa (Venkateshwara) in Keelapatla village is very handsome. The Lord is Kalpatharu (A heavenly tree that gives boon), Chintamani (A celestral power) and Kaamadhenu (the heavenly cow that gives all).
Legend: When Saint brughu came to earth after kicking on the lord vishnu’s chest and forgiveness by lord about saint’s sin Saint Kashyapa advised him to establish the lord idols in 7 different place which shows the features of lord venkateshwara swamy. So he established (prathista) lord in 7 different place i.e., dwaraka tirupathi(near vijayawada),kalyana Venkateshwara swamy (srinivasa mangaapuram) keelapatla (near palamaneru), diguva tirupathi(near mulbaagal, karnataka), etc.., but all these places are hidden by the saint with his magical powers that only the devotees can view. Because there is no existence of lord venkateshwara to the tirumala. that means All these temples are established before the arrival of Lord Venkateshwara to the earth. After lord’s arrival Brughu came to the existence with agasthya Maharshi and the he removed his powers and the common people came to know about these idols(vigraham) under the tree’s. After that the kings came forward to build devasthanams (temples) to the lord venkateshwara swamy of brughu establishments. History says that Sathavahans, Pallavas, Renuti Cholas, Rastrakootas Banus, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Yadava Kings, Vijayanagar Emperors, Matli Kings, Moghul Kings, Arcot Nawabs, Tippu Sultan, Britishers and Palegars ruled over this area.
In the 15th century, the poet Thallapaka Annamacharya praised in his lyrics, Lord Venkateshwara with different names. One lyric begins with the word “Konetirayadu”. This is the famous Annamayya lyric “Podagantimayya mimmu Purushothama, Nedayakuvayya Mammu Koneti Rayadaa.” After having the darshan of Lord Koneti Rayala Swamy, the devotees proceed to Tirumala; there is a footpath through this forest area. On the Way to Tirumala, there are resting places that give relaxation to the pilgrims.
Some devotees still walk through this footpath these days. Forest, hills, rivers also become friendly to the pilgrims and they make their journey without worrying about the risks. Man can achieve anything by having self-confidence and belief in the Lord. For good deeds, the Lord will extend his co-operation to the devotees. God says “I am not in the hearts of Yogis, not in Vaikuntam, not in Ravimandal, but i will be there where I hear the voice of Govinda! Govinda! These words were said to the saint, Narada by the Lord himself, according to Hindu mythology. The following phrases describe this.