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Friday, January 4, 2008

Srinivasa Mangapuram/Kalyana Venkateswara.

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Srinivasa Mangapuram is a small village near Tirupathi. Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple is located in this village. Legends say that Lord Venkateswara after his marriage with Godess Padmavathi stayed here for sometime before proceeding to Tirumala, as per Hindu customs newly married couples are not supposed to climb hills, such devotees can have darshan of Lord at this temple and attain moksha.

It is also said that individuals having trouble getting into wedlock can pray here and get rid of troubles. Kalyana Utsavam to the Lord is performed here every day. Devotees get rid of their troubles by attending this ritual. At the end of ritual the Priest ties kankana (Yellow thread) to the right hand of the Devo

Travellers can stay at Tirupati and visit temples around. Tirupati has quite a number of Good Hotels(Bliss, Bhimas, Fortune Kences, Mayura). Srinivasa Mangapuram is about 12 kms from Tirupati. Various modes of transport are available APSRTC runs buses from Tirupati , Shared Autos and Private Taxis are also available.

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