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Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Entry Fee

Entry Fee:
Special Entrance: Rs.5/Person
Quick Darshan: Rs.20/Person

Phone: +(91)-877-2264592 / 3

Rating: | 4/5 stars
Based on total 12 reviews

Address:
Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple, GS Mada St, Varadaraja Nagar, Near Railway Station, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, 517501, India

Distance:
1.5 Kms from Tirupati RTC Bus stand
0.5 Kms from Tirupati Railway station

Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple (Sarvadarshanam) Timings

Day Timing
Monday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedesday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Daily Pooja / Arjita Sevas Timings & Fee

Name of the Seva Timings Fee
Suprabhatam 5:00 AM to 5:30 AM Rs. 10/- per head
Thomala Seva 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM Rs. 10/- per head
Sahasranamarchana 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Rs. 10/- per head
Archanananthara Darsanam 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Rs. 10/- per head
Ekanthaseva 9:00 PM Rs.10/- per head

One of the most prominent temples of not only Tirupati but entire India, Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple was sanctified in 1130 AD by the revered Saint Ramanujacharya. Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple not only bestowed with immense religious significance, it also showcases undeniable architecture excellence.

If you look into the history of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple of Tirupati, the legend goes back to the time of Islamic reign in South India. When the southern parts of India, witnessed Muslim invasion, to maintain its safety, statue of Lord Govindaraja Swamy, deity of Chidambaram was brought to Tirupati, which was later brought back once the situation returned to its normalcy. However, revered Saint Sri Ramanujacharya had a dream where Lord Govindaraja Swamy informed him about his wishes to reside in Tirupati. Owing to this when he visited the place he saw in his dream; he found the statue of Lord Govindaraja Swamy there. It was then, he advised the king to build a temple in the same place.

According to the legends, Sri Govindaraja Swamy is the elder brother of Sri Venkateswara Swamy. He is believed to be have organised the most glorious wedding of the universe between Sri Tirupati Venkateswara Swamy and Goddess Sri Padmavathi Ammavari. It is said that he attained immense amount of wealth from King Kubera for the wedding, which rightfully utilized in conducting the divine wedding which was attended by the Gods, public and Kings from everywhere. According to some beliefs, Sri Govindaraja Swamy is blessed with a left hand lines which indicates that he would be returning fourfold of the wealth he had obtained from King Kubera. This is the reason why devotes seek Lord Govindaraja Swamy to help them increase their wealth and to guide them in better management of their wealth.

The architecture of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple Tirupati also entices its visitors with its architectural beauty. Dating back to 14th - 15th century, it has imposing Gopuram of seven stories, with 11 kalasas. Adding on to the beauty of Gopuram is the handwork recreating various scenes of Hindu epics like Ramayana, Bhagavata along with instances from the life of Sri Venkateswara Swamy. Small gopuram follows the main tall Gopuram. Its inner gopuram comprises of a stunning courtyard and a vast inner hall of stone, which serves as a perfect shed for tourists even during the rush of festivals.

There are many festivals which are celebrated here at Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple with great enthusiasm and dedication. Some of these festivals are Vaisakha Festival (Annual Brahmotsavam), Float Festival, Goda parinayam, Adhyanotsavam, Thiruvadipuram, Pushpayagam, etc.

Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple timings are from 5 am to 9 pm. If interested, one can opt for special entrance by paying a minimal fee of Rs. 5 per person. With an entry fee of Rs. 20 per person, one can opt for quick darshan as well.

This temple is only half a km away from Tirupati Railway station and at a distance of 1.5 km from Tirupati RTC Bus stand.