Post Wedding Srinvisa-Padmavathi Stays Back at Srinivasa Mangapuram to Bless Devotees

Srinivasa Mangapuram, 14 Feb. 20: Legend says that Lord Srinivasa after wedding Padmavathi Devi visited the Agasthya Ashram located at the confluence of Swarnamukhi, Bhima and Kalyani rivers.

Maharshi Agasthya has advised them to reside at Mangapuram for six months instead of pilgrimage. Hence the region is popularly known as Srinivasa Mangapuram.


The temple was damaged by the invading Delhi sultans in 1324 but was rejuvenated later by Tirumalacharya, a prominent disciple and grandson of Tallapaka Annamacharya. Later the inscriptions throws light that the idols of Alwars, Annamacharya and others were reinstalled by him.

An inscription of 22-3-1540 says that Tirumalacharya, pioneered daily rituals in the temple which is continued for 250 years but later was once again pujas, utsavas were revived in 1940 and TTD took over in1967 as per Vaikhanasa Agama traditions.

It may be mentioned here that the Alarmelu Mangapuram (Tiruchanoor) is to the West and Srinivas Mangapuram is located to the East of Tirupati city. Both are popular for temples with presiding deities of Goddess Padmavati and Sri Kalyana Venkateswara.

Even today, the devotees seeking marriage and blissful married life visit Srinivasa Managapuram and have a darshan of the presiding deity.

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