Sunday, March 27, 2011

DWARAKA TIRUMALA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE(CHINNA TIRUPATHI)/Famous hindu temples in west godavari district


About the dwaraka tiruamala temple:



 Dwaraka tiruamala Temple


Dwaraka Tirumala Temple was constructed by the Myalavaram Zamindars between the years 1877 and 1902. Dwaraka Tirumala Temple is called Dwaraka Tirumala after the great saint, "Dwaraka" who situated the self manifested idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara.This is also called as chinna tirupathi.


About the dwaraka tiruamala temple Sthala Puranam (chinna tirupathi) :
 Dwaraka tiruamala Temple
 Dwaraka tiruamala Temple


This pilgrimage centre is called "Dwaraka Tirumala" after the great saint, "Dwaraka" who located the self manifested idol of Lord "Sri Venkateswara" after severe penance in a ‘Valmikam’ (ant hill). The devotees call Sri Venkateswara as Kaliyuga Vaikunta Vasa. This place is also called “Chinna Tirupati”.

As per Sastras North Indian rivers like Ganges and Yamuna are considered to be more and more holy as they go up to the origin and south Indian rivers like Krishna and Godavary are more and more holy as they go down the river to its mouth to the Sea. It is why there are numerous shrines and holy bathing ghats, at close intervals, on both sides of the great grand rivers Krishna and Godavary in their lower regions.

The region covered by our Dwaraka Tirumala is commanding the top most conspicuous position in India, being garlanded by these two great Indian rivers Krishna and Godavary, as pointed out by Brahma Purana.

The devotees who wish to go and offer their donations, or tonsures or any other offerings to Lord Venkateswara, Lord of Tirumala Tirupati, called as “Pedda Tirupati”, due to some reason, if they are unable to go there, they can offer their donations, prayers and worship in Dwaraka Tirumala temple.

Dwaraka Tirumala is a famous temple from the ancient times. According to some Puranas, the temple is popular even in Kruta yuga and is still attracting the devotees. According to Brahma Purana, Aja Maharaja, the Grand father of Lord Sri Rama also worshiped Lord Venkateswara for his marriage. On his way to the ‘Swayamvaram’ of Indumati, he passed by the temple. He did not offer prayers in the temple. The bride Indumati garlanded him, but he had to face a battle with the kings who came to the Swayamvaram. He realized that the battle was thrust on him for ignoring the temple on the way. After realizing this, Aja Maharaja prayed to the Lord Venkateswara. Suddenly the kings stopped the battle.

It is a great wonder to see two main idols under one Vimana Sikharam. One idol is a full and complete statue. The other is a half statue of the upper portion of the form of the Lord. The upper potion of the form is a self-manifested idol located by Sage "Dwaraka". The saints of the yore felt the prayers to the Lord are not complete without worshipping His holy feet. So, the saints joined together and installed a full statue behind the self-manifested idol, to worship the feet of the Lord according to Vaikhanasa Agamam.




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It is believed that the prayers to the smaller statue of the Lord  venkateswara will lead to Moksha, and the big form stands for Dharma, Artha and Kama. The Tiru kalyanotsavam is celebrated twice a year. One for the self manifested idol in the month of “Vaisakha” and the other for the installed idol in the month of “Aswayuja”.

MAGNIFICIENCE OF THE SANCTUM SANCTORUM IN CHINNA TIRUPATHI: 

On entering the sanctum sanctorum, one feels a most inspiring and enchanting experience. The presiding mythological deity Lord Venkateswara is visible upto the Bust size and the lower portion is imagined to be in the earth. The holy feet are said to be offered to Bali Chakravarthi in “Patala” for his daily worship. The full size idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara standing at the back of the main idol is said to have been installed by the great social reformer Srimad Ramanuja of the 11 th century. The idols of Padmavathi and Nanchari are installed in the Arthamandapa facing east. This is a full equipped shrine to be a Divyasthala.

COMBINATION OF SIVA AND VISHNU ON ADISESHA:
lord venkateswara swamy in dwaraka tirumala temple


The most peculiar aspect here is that the hill appearing to be a serpant in form, even to the naked eye, confirms the mythological version that Anantha, the serpant king has taken up this terrestial form of serpant hill and is carrying God Mallikarjuna on the hood and Lord Venkateswara on the tail, thus creating a happy and harmonious compromise of Vaishnavism and Saivism at a single place.

RENOVATION AND ORIGIN OF THE PRESENT STRUCTURE:

The magnificent monuments like, Vimana, Mantapa, Gopura, Prakara etc., stand to the credit of Dharma Appa Raoa recent ruler (1762 – 1827) and the golden ornaments and silver vahanas stand to the credit of the generous queen Rani Chinnamma Rao of Mylavaram, Krishna Dist. (1877 – 1902). These things immortalize the glory of the shrine.

The main temple is a masterpiece of South Indian Architecture with its five-storied main Rajagopuram facing the south and three other gopurams on the other three sides. The Vimana is in the Nagara style and old Mukhamantapa is extended to a great extent to suit the present day needs. There are several temples of Alwars attached to the Prakara on all sides. The whole spacious compound has been paved with stone and flower trees are grown in an order as if to feast the eye of the pilgrims.
Temple Tour (Holy places in the  Dwaraka tiruamalaTemple):

Sri Swamyvari Temple
Anjaneya Swamyvari and Sri Garuda Swamivari Temples
Sage ‘Dwaraka’ Statue
Alwar Temples
Deeparadhana Temple
Four corner Mandapams
Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Statue

 Dwaraka tiruamalaTemple Activities for the day:

Daily worships begin with “SUPRABHATAM” at 4-00 AM and end with the ringing of bells at 9-00 PM according to “VAIKHANASA AGAMA SASTRA”.

4-00 AM to 5-00 AM
“SUPRABHATAM”
5-00 AM to 6-00 AM Brining of holy water daily worships, Balabhogam and distribution of Prasadam (“TEERDHAPU BINDE”)

6-00 AM to 8-00 AM Snapana (Only on Fridays)
6-00 AM to 1-00 PM Special and early “Darsanam” of “Swamy” to the devotees.
9-00 AM to 12-00 Noon Worships by the devotees (Arjita Poojas)
8-00 AM to 12-00 Noon Vedaparayanam
9-30 AM to 12-00 Noon Daily “Arjita Kalyanam”
12-00 Noon to 12-15 PM “Mahanaivedyam” and distribution of “Prasadam”

1-00 PM Close of the Temple
3-00 PM to 5-00 PM Free Darsanam (Sarva Darsan)
3-30 PM Prabhutvotsavam
6-00 PM to 7-00 PM Evening worships (Sayamkalarchana)
8-30 PM to 9-00 PM Sevakalam, Pavalimpu Seva
9-00 PM Close of the temple






 Dwaraka tiruamalaTemple Darsanam (chinna tirupathi):

Darsanam : Darsanam is provided to devotees every day. Darsanam timings are Morning 6AM to 1 PM, 5 PM to 5.30 PM and 6.30 PM to 9 PM

The ticket rate for Darsanam is free

Seeghra Darsanam: This is a Special type of Darsan. People can use this type of Darsan having shorter period of time. Darsanam timings are Morning 6AM to 1 PM, 3 PM to 5.30 PM and 6.30 PM to 9 PM.

The ticket rate for this type of Darsan is Rs.50/- per head

Nitya Arjita Kalyanam:

Nitya Arjitha Kalyanam is performed every day to Lord Sri Venkateswara. The devotees can also participate in the Celebration of Kalyanam by paying certain amount.

Arjitha Kalyanam Rs. 1000/-: On payment of Rs.1000/- the Devasthanam will present one Sari, Jacket, Sanku chakra Namala Kanduva to the couple. 5 Laddus, 1 Pulihora and 1 Sarakara Pongal packet are presented. 6 persons will be allowed for Darsanam including Kalyanam performing couple and also for Anna Prasadam.

Arjita Kalyanam will not be celebrated on the following Days:

1. Makara Sankranti

2. Swamy vari Vysakhamasa Kalyanotsavams (From Vaisakha Suddha Dasami to Bahula Vidiya)

3. Swamy vari Aswayujamasa Kalyanotsavams (From Aswayuja Suddha Dasami to Bahula Vidiya)

4. Solar Eclipses

5. Krishnastami

6. Pavithrotsavams (From Sravana Suddha Trayodasi to Bahula Padyami)

   Dwaraka tiruamalaTemple Route Map:


Dwaraka Tirumala pilgrimage center is situated at distance of 17 KM from Bhimadole Railway Station, which is on the main Railway line between Vijayawada and Vizag. It is at a distance of 15 KM from Bhimadole Road Junction on the Highway between Vijayawada and Rajahmundry. This is at a distance of 42 KM from Eluru, 50 KM from Tadepalligudem. There are No.of Buses through Bhimadole Junction from Eluru, Vijayawada, Gannavaram, T.P. Gudem, Bhimavaram, Narasapuram, Tanuku, Kovvur, Nuzvid, Vuyyuru R.T.C. depots and also from Jangareddy gudem, Aswarao Pet, Sattupalli, Tiruvur and Bhadrachalam depots.

Trains Stop at Bhimadole Railway Station:

1. Rayagada Passenger:

From Vijayawada to Rayagada - 22.23 PM – 22.25 PM

From Rayagada to Vijayawada - 7.01 AM – 7.03 PM

2. Kakinada – Vijayawada Passenger:

From Vijayawda to Kakinada -

From kakinada to Vijayawada -

3. Simhadri Express:

From Guntur to Vizag -

From Vizag to Guntur -

4. Kakinada – Tirupathi Passenger:

From Kakinada to Tirupathi -

From Tirupathi to Kakinda -

5. Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam Passenger:

From Vijayawada to Visakhapatnam -

From Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada -

6. Tirumala Express:

From Vizag to Tirupathi -

From Tirupathi to Vizag -

7. Eluru – Rajahmundry Passenger:

From Eluru to Rajahmundry -
From Rajahmundry to Eluru -


DWARAKA TIRUMALA VENKATESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE(CHINNA TIRUPATHI) ACCOMMODATION :
There are 8 Choultries containing 100 rooms got constructed by the Devasthanam for providing accommodation to the visiting pilgrims. In addition to the above, 5 A.C. Cottages were also got constructed by the Donors under cottage donation scheme.

Particulars of Accommodation and Choultries/Dormitory:

  The  Dwaraka tiruamalaTemple  Devasthanam is having sufficient number of Choultries and Guest Houses for providing accommodation to the visiting pilgrims and V.I.P.s including A.C. Rooms.



Dharmapparaya Nilayam(120 Roomed Choultry) at uphill


Non-Ac Room: Rs. 400/-
Ac Room Rs.600/-

Non-AC Suit: Rs.600/-
Ac Suit Rs.800/-


There are also marriage halls and Kalyana Mandapams constructed by TTDs available for performing marriages by the pilgrims and dormitory facility is also available for the pilgrims. Due to the efforts taken by the Devasthanam, one “PUNNAMI” hotel was also got constructed by A.P. Tourism Development Corporation at Dwaraka Tirumala with a cost of more than Rs.1 crore, for which the Devasthanam has given Ac.2.00cts of land.




S.No.
Cottage / Guest House Name
Rate

1
Padmavathi Guest House (1.A.C. Suit)

Padmavathi Guest House (2.Non-A.C. Suit)
Rs.600/-

Rs.300/-


2
Andal Guest House (1. A.C. Suit)

Andal Guest House (2. Non-A.C. Suit)
Rs.600/-

Rs.300/-


3
Balaji Choultry Double Rooms (each one)

Balaji Choultry A.C Double Rooms (each one)
Rs.200/-

Rs500/-


4
T.T.D. Choultry Double Rooms (each one)

T.T.D. A/C Rooms
Rs.200/-

Rs.500/-


5
Alwar Choultry (for each one)

Ground floor (8 Rooms & 2 Halls)

1st floor (8 Rooms & 2 Halls)
Rs.200/-

Rs.5000/-

Rs.4000/-


6
Rani Chinnamma Rao Choultry, I & II Blocks (each room)
Rs.200/-

7
Srinivasa Nilayam A/C Guest House (for 2 Suits)
Rs.2,000/-

8
Sri Nilayam Guest House (for 2 Suits)
Rs.2,000/-

9
Sri Hari Nilayam A/C Guest House (for 2 Suits)
Rs.2,000/-

10
T.T.D. Kalyana Mandapam 4 Blocks (for each Block per day)
Rs.2,000/-

11
Sri Sita Nilayam (Guest house)
Rs.2,500/-

12
Sri Byrraju Nilayam (Guest house)
Rs.2,500/-

13
Sudarshnam Guest House
Rs.2,000/-

14
Kousthubham
Rs.4,000/-

15
Bhagiratha
Rs.4,000/-

16
DwarakaNilayam(2 Suits)
Rs.4,000/-

17
Venkata Rathna Giri
Rs.2,000/-

18
Pachajanayam&Srichakara(1A/c,3non A/c)
Rs.2,500/-

19
Sri Vibhu
Rs.3,000/-

20
Sri Vatsa
Rs.3,000/-

21
Chandrasekhara Nilayam
Rs.4,000/-

22
S.V Guest House A/C (each Room)

S.V Guest House Non A/C (each Room)
Rs.750/-
Rs.500/-



All the rooms were equipped with solar water heater system and the tariff was reduced to 50% so as to cater needs of the poor devotees who wants to stay in the choultries. Maintenance, house keeping and sanitation was entrusted to Sarvodaya Samsthan on Agency/Tender system.

Pls Note : The Above Mentioned Rates are Subject to Current Reservation

Advance Reservation System: The Devasthanam has also provided Advance Reservation facility for rooms and halls to the pilgrims who wish to perform marriages, upanayanams etc. Rooms will be reserved for the parties by charging the room rent at the time of Reservation. Reservation will be provided 2 months before.

Dwaraka Tirumala temple devastanam contact  phone nos:


The Executive Officer,
Sri Venkateswara Swamy vari Devasthanam,
Dwaraka Tirumala (China Tirupathi) – 534 426
West Godavari District., Andhra Pradesh, India

E-mail: eo_dwarakatirumala@yahoo.co.in
Phones: EO: (08829) 271436

Enquiry: (08829) 271427

Temple: (08829) 271469

FAX: (08829) 271766