Everything You Need To Know About Khammam’s Famous Swayambhu Venkateshwara Temple!
The Famous Venkateswara Temple is located in Jamalapuram, which is a small village in Yerrupalem Mandal of Khammam district, Telangana. Here Lord Venkateswara manifests as a swayambhu idol. The temple also boasts of Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Sivalayam, Ganesh Temple, Anjaneya Swamy temple, Sri Alivelu Amma vari Temple and Ayyappa Swamy Temple. The temple is located bang in the mid of green hills which is majorly responsible for the pleasant weather in this area.
The temple was renovated by Vijayanagara Emperor Sri Krishna Devarayalu. This place also consists of the historical Suchi Gutta, where it is believed that Jabali Maharshi earned Lord Venkateswara‘s blessings after penance. These days it is also called Telangana Chinna Tirupathi. The temple is situated at distance of 80 km from the district headquarters of Khammam 52 kms from Vijayawada and 260 kms from Hyderabad.
The shrine in Khammam district, said to be over 800 years old, attracts devotees in droves. The ancient Swayambhu Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Jamalapuram is believed to be more than 850 years old, says Uppala Srinivasa Sarma, main priest of the shrine.
Sri Krishnadevaraya’s statue was installed in front of the Pongali Mandapam near the temple as part of the celebrations of 500th anniversary of the Vijayanagara emperor’s coronation organised by the then government in 2010. As Sri Krishnadevaraya offered prayers at the historical temple en route to the Kondapalli fort during his “Jaitra Yatra”.
The ancient Swayambhu Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Jamalapuram is believed to be more than 850 years old. In the past, this place was visited by Kakatiya rulers such as, Prataparudra and Vijayanagara emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya in the bygone era. It received the patronage of emperors of various kingdoms. Kakatiya Prataparudra worshipped the presiding deity of the shrine on his way to Tiruvuru in the bygone era, he says citing some historical references.
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