Venkateswara Temple is a Vaishnava temple located in the city of Dwarka Tirumala in the West Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Dwarka Tirumala Temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu. The temple is also known by other names such as Chinna Tirupati which means Little Tirupati.
Dwarka Tirumala is an ancient holy place and a famous center of pilgrimage in Andhra Pradesh, South India. Dwarka Tirumala is close to ‘Elluru’, the headquarters of West Godavari district, which is 42 km from Eluru. This temple is at a distance of 15KM from Bhimadolu Junction.
Dwarka Tirumala History
This shrine called “Dwarka Tirumala”, after the great saint, “Dwaraka”, who found the self-manifested idol of Lord “Sri Venkateswara” after extreme penance at ‘Valmikam’ (ant hill). The devotees call Sri Venkateswara Vaikuntha Vasa Kaliyuga. Also, this place called “Chinna Tirupati”.
According to scriptures, North Indian rivers like Ganga and Yamuna considered more and more holy as they go to the origin. South Indian rivers like Krishna and Godavari more and more holy as they flow from the mouth of the river to the sea. Therefore, at close intervals, there are many pilgrimages and holy bathing ghats on both banks of the Krishna and Godavari rivers in their lower regions.
As the Brahma Purana points out, the area protected by our Dwarka Tirumala commands the top-most conspicuous place in India, garlanded by these two great Indian rivers, the Krishna and the Godavari.
Significance of Dwarka Tirumala Temple
Devotees who wish to offer their prasad, or mundan, or any other offering to Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupati, known as “Peda Tirupati”, for some reason, if they can’t get there, can make their gifts, pray and worship at the temple at Dwaraka Tirumala.
Dwarka Tirumala is an ancient temple of great repute. According to some Puranas, the Dwarka Tirumala temple is famous even in Krita Yuga and still attracts devotees. According to the Brahma Purana, Aja Maharaja, Lord Sri Rama’s grandfather also worshiped Lord Venkateswara for his marriage. He was on his way from the temple on the way to Indumati’s ‘Swayamvaram’.