Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is a temple situated in Tiruchanur which is at a distance of around 5 Km from the Tirupati. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Padmavathi, who was the wife of Sri Venkateshwara Swami. This temple is situated at a distance of 30km from Sri Venkateshwara Swami temple. It is often believed the after the person visits the Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, then only the darshan of Sri Venkateshwara Swami temple gets completed.
Do’s and Don’ts in the temple-
Do’s in the temple-
Keep chanting On Namo Venkatesaya.
Keenly observe and follow the Hindu traditions.
Maintain the dignity and silence
Don’ts in the temple-
Don’t fight with anyone.
Don’t rush or push anyone.
Don’t wear footwear.
History of the temple-
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple is also known as Alamelu Mangapuram Temple because it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born as Alamelu and married to Venkateshwara Swami of Tirupati. She used to appear and give darshan to Lord Venkateshwara on a lotus at the temple.
Alamelumangapuram has a meaning in each word like ala stands for Lotus and Mel means top. Manga denotes to the Goddess, and Puram indicates the village or the town. There is a Sarovar in Sri Padmavati temple which is known as Padmasoravaram. It is said that the goddess gave darshan to Lord Venkateshwara in this Sarovar on the lotus, having thousands of petals only during the day of Sukla Paksha Panchami in Kartheeka Masam.
Millions of people visit this place to take a dip in its holy water, especially during the Annual Padmavathi Brahmotsavams.
The correct order of worship-
According to the sayings and the history the person must first take a bath at Pushkar ghat and then they should visit the temple of Padmavati Ammavaru
After that, the person must visit the temple like Japali, Papavinasanam, Akasaganga, and many others on its way to Tirumala.
Then visit Varaha Swamy temple at Tirumala
Visit Lord Venkateshwara temple after which the worship ends.
So, we can say that Goddess Padmavathi is another form of Goddess Lakshmi married to Lord Venkateshwara Swami. Many tourists visit the temple of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari to get the blessings of Goddess Padmavathi as she is considered as the goddess of wealth and prosperity and also as this is the oldest temple of Tirupati. This temple has a beautiful incarnation of the goddess Padmavathi and cravings of goddess Lakshmi, Durga, Sarasvati, and many more and is made in the Dravidian style.
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