also known as Alamelumangapuram, is about 5 km from
Tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the
consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara is situated here.
It is said that a visit to Tirumala is fruitful only
after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple.
You may wonder why Sri
Padmavathi Devi's temple is away from Lord Sri
Venkateswara's. Legend has it that the Lord (Sri
Maha Vishnu, who later took on the incarnation of
Sri Venkateswara) showed his reverence towards the
sage, Bhrigu Maharshi, even though the sage had
insulted Vishnu by kicking Him on the chest.
In anger, Sri Maha Lakshmi
(the Lord's consort) reached Patala Loka, where she
heard a divine voice stating that a pushkarini
was dug on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi,
and here She immersed herself in penance for 12
In the 13th year (during
the month of Karteeka, on Panchami day in the last
fortnight, highlighted by the nakshathram
Uttarashadha), Sri Padmavathi emerged from a golden
lotus. It is believed that Goddess MahaLakshmi
herself emerged as Sri Padmavathi.
Temple Programme and
Sub-temples in its premises
1. Sri Krishnaswamy Temple
2. Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari Temple
3. Sri Suryanarayana Swamivari Temple
1.Sri Padmavathi Ammavari
- Kartheeka Brahmotsavam
- Float festaival
2.Sri Sundara Rajaswamivari
- Avatharotsavam for 3