Narayanavanam Mandal

Narayanavanam is a census town and mandal headquarters in Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

At one time Narayanavanam was the Capital of the Karvetinagar Suryavanshi Raja’s. Within Narayanavanam and its surroundings mountains up to Puttur, there are some ancient statues known as Akasha Maharaju Kota. This fort is located behind the Avanakshi Amma temple.

Narayanavanam is also famous for manufacturing lungis, shirts, Churidhars and for handlooms.

It is also considered a holy city because of the presence of Sri Padmavathi Sametha Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple (Maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). According to local legend, it is where lord Venkateswara Swamy married goddess Padmavati. King Akasaraju had a son and daughter. The daughter’s name was Sri Padmavati, who fell in love with Lord Venkateswara Swamy and was married to him. As the marriage took place in Narayanavaram, Padmavathi’s brother build two Temples; one is here, another in Tirumala to commemorate this occasion. It is one of the few temples where we can see both Venkateswara Swamy along with Padmavathi Devi in one temple complex. Other popular temples in Narayanavaram are:

Maintained by TTD:

  1. Sri Parasareswar Swamy Temple
  2. Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
  3. Sri Sakthi Vinayaka Temple (Now under Baalaalayam for re-construction of the temple by TTD)
  4. Sri Agastheswara Swamy Temple
  5. Sri Avanakshi Ammavari Temple
  6. Sri Prasanna Anjineya Swamy temple

Maintained by the villages

  1. Sri Bhavanarushi Swamy Temple
  2. Sri Vignesvara Temple
  3. Sri Renuka Ammavaari Temple
  4. Sri Veeraraghava Swamy Temple

Private

  1. Sri Bhavanarushi Swamy Temple
  2. Sri Vignesvara Temple
  3. Sri Renuka Ammavaari Temple
  4. Sri Veeraraghava Swamy Temple
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