Temple Name : Konetirayala Temple Keelapatla
Konetirayala Swamy Temple also known as Venkateswara Temple .It is a Hindu temple of Lord Venkateswara . In the village of Keelapatla, Palamaner, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh in India.
It is believed that Lord Venkateswara first placed his Holy Foot here at Keelapatla and then reached Tirumala.The Myth believes that Saint Brughu kicked Lord Vishnu’s chest and to eradicate such a sin, the Lord sent him to Earth and had him establish the Lord’s idol in 7 different places.
- Some of these places are
Dwaraka Tirupathi, near Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Kalyana Venkateshwara Swamy, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Andhra Pradesh
Konetiraya Swamy, Keelapatla, Andhra Pradesh
Diguva Tirupathi, Mulbagal, Karnataka
These places were hidden and the saint himself who went into disappearance by his mystical powers, were established much before the Lord himself came to the Earth. After Lords arrival, Brughu came into existence with Agasthya Maharshi, the mystical powers which hid these places were removed and they came into visible light of the common man.
The idols were all under trees. The ruling kings then came forward to build temples around these idols
History says, some of the rulers who ruled this place were, Sathavahans, Pallavas, Renuti Cholas, Rastrakootas, Banus, Chalukyas, Pandyas, Yadava Kings, Vijayanagar Emperors, Matli Kings, Moghul Kings, Arcot Nawabs, Tippu Sultan, Britishers and Palegars.
In the 15th-century Hindu saint, Andhra Pada kavita Pitamaha, Annamacharya mentions the name of Konetiraya in many of his sankeerthanas.
- Deities in the Temple
Lord Venkateswara who is referred to as Konetirayudu is the primary presiding deity of the Temple. The Deity is believed to be Kalpatharu which means (A heavenly tree that gives boon), Chintamani (A celestial power) and Kamadhenu (the heavenly cow that gives all). In the sanctum of the temple, Konetirayadu like in Tirumala, is in standing posture with his “Kati Varada Hastas”, natural “Sankhu Chakras” and with the impressions of Sridevi and Bhudevi, 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.
- Famouse place near to Konetirayala Temple Keelapatla
Tirumala temple and sri padmavathi ammavari temple is a sacred & religious sites
Silathoranam is a geologic formations
Deer park a famouse park
Papavinasam theertham which is a waterfalls
Chandragiri Palaces and Fort a architectural buildings
- How to reach Konetirayala Swamy Temple
- By Train
There is no railway station near to Keelapatla in less than 10 km. How ever there are railway Stations from Near By town Chittoor are the railway Stations near to Chittoor. You can reach from Chittoor to Keelapatla by road after . How ever Katpadi Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 55 KM near to Keelapatla
- By Air
Keelapatlas nearest airport is Vellore Airport situated at 48.2 KM distance. Few more airports around Keelapatla are as follows. Vellore Airport 48.2 KM , Tirupati Airpor 94.1 KM.
- By Road
Chittoor is the Nearest Town to Keelapatla. Chittoor is 48 km from Keelapatla. Road connectivity is there from Chittoor to Keelapatla.