DEVUNI KADAPA TEMPLE

Overview

Devuni Kadapa is also called as Tirumala Tholi Gadapa,where Tholi means First and Gadapa means entrance step.Devuni Kadapa means entrance to lord Sri Venkateshwara Swamy.Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Devasthanam This templed is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.As time passes the name Gadapa turned to Kadapa. The Idol of the Lord Venkateswara has been established by Kripacharya, hence the ancient name of Devuni kadapa is also mentioned in puranas as "Kripavathi Kshetram". Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Temple stands as an example of Vijayanagara architecture. It is said that Tallapaka Annamacharya visited this place and all the Sankaracharyas of the Advaita Mutt and the great poet Kshetrayya also visited this place.

Timings

6.00 AM to 8.00 PM.