Located at KarvetiNagaram, Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple is near to Puttur that is 48 km from Tirupati. The ancient temple of Sri Venugopala Swamy is the only temple in and around Tirupati which is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna has been depicted in his childhood form. The Lord’s idol is with a flute in his hand while it has been placed in front a cow. A pot of butter is also kept in front of the Lord as according to legends, Lord Krishna, in his form of a small kid, used to love butter. Along the Lord’s statues, statues of his beloved consorts, Goddess Rukmini Devi and Goddess Satyabhama Ammavaru are also placed in the main temple.
The statue of lord Krishna and the goddesses are symbolic of the immense capabilities of the Lord to be omnipresent through the passage of time. It also represents how the Lord Krishna is his favourite position with flute and pot of butter at the same time is accompanied by his consorts.
This temple has rich historical background as well as high religious significance. It has been a holy place for pilgrims since many decades. Many priests and poets have spoken and written about Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple. For instance, the poet and singer, Sarangapani, has contributed more than 200 padams, admiring the Lord Sri Venugopala Swamy of Karvetinagaram and his gracious presence in our lives.
This temple is highly popular among pilgrims as it is said to offers cure to all kinds of worries to every devotee, whoever prays to the Lord with devotion and faith. Many couples who wishes for child come to Sri Venugopala Temple to seek lord’s blessings.
Many important festivals are celebrated here at Sri Venugopala Temple in KarvetiNagaram with great fervour and devotion. Annual Brahmotsavams, a 10 day long festival which is celebrated during the month of April or May (Vaishaka), is one of the most popular festivals of this temple. Sri Venugopala Swamy pavitrotsavam which is celebrated in the month of September (Sravanamasam) is another prominent festival here. Gokulashtami, Utl Utsavam, Teppotsavam are other important festivals of this temple. Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple also takes part in Ugadi Asthanam a primary festival of Tirupati Balaji Temple.
Many devotees, who travel to Tirumala for Lord Venkateswara darshan at Tirupati Temple, also include a trip to KarvetiNagaram and seek the blessings of Lord Venugopala Swamy. From Tirupati you can get buses till Puttur which is about 48 km from Tirupati bus stand. Timings for darshans Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple are from 6 am to 11 am in morning and 4 pm to 8 pm in evening. At present, the temple is under the administration of TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam).
Near to this temple, another small temple dedicated to Lord Rama with his consort Goddess Sita is located. The idols of the main deities in the temple represent the crowning event of Lord Rama.