Alarmelumangai,Tiruchannor

Sri Padmavathi Devi's temple is away from Lord Sri Venkateswara's temple( Balaji in Tirumala). 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 years. 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.

It is said that a visit to Tirumala is fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi temple as by custom, Lord Balaji will be happy to hear from his visitors that they has visited his consort Sri Padmvati and had sought her blessings.


Tiruchanoor, also known as Alamelumangapuram, is about 5 km from Tirupati.


Important Festivals in Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Navarathri Festival(Dasara)
Kartheeka Brahmotsavam
Float festaival
Vasanthotsavam
Rathasapthami



Accomodation
1. Sri Padmavathi Guest House (AC)
Chittoor Road Deputy Executive Officer (Reception), Phone : 0877-2249629; 2248993


2. Sri Venkateswara Dharmasala
(opposite the Tirupati Railway Station) The Superintendent, Phone: 0877-2225144


3. Sri Venkateswara Guest House
(to the north of the Tirupati Railway Station) (Non-AC) Deputy Executive Officer (Reception), Phone : 0877-2225144


4. TTD Alipiri Guest House (at the foot of the seven hills)
(Non A.C.) Phone : 0877-2230080


5. Sri Kodandarama Dharmasala
(to the south of the Tirupati Railway Station) The Superintendent, Central Reception Office, Tirupati. Phone:0877-2251259

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