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Dwaraka Tirumala - Sri Venkateswara Temple

Dwaraka Tirumala is an ancient holy place and a popular pilgrim center in Andhra Pradesh. Popularly known as 'Chinna Tirupati' (small Tirupati) hosts lord Venkateswara shrine. This is the only south faced temple in South India and unique temple having two deities of lord Venkateswara in one sanctorum. People of this area, who could not go to Tirupati to visit Sri Venkateswara swamy, usually come here and do their offerings to the lord assuming this as equal to Tirupati.

Dwaraka-Tirumala Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • Popularly known as 'Chinna Tirupati' (small Tirupati)
  • Only south faced temple in South India
  • Unique temple having two deities of lord Venkateswara in one sanctorum
  • Sridevi, Bhudevi temples
  • A huge statue of Annamayya
  • Gokulam - Goshala
  • Temple located on a mound surrounded by green planes
  • Four giant gopurams on four directions
  • Sri Malleswara Swamy Temple
  • Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  • Sri Kunkullamma Ammavari Temple
  • Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple

Where is Dwaraka Tirumala

Dwaraka Tirumala town is located near Eluru town in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 534426.

How to Reach

Dwaraka Tirumala located near Eluru town in West Godavari District.

  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 370 km, Visakhapatnam - 260 km, Vijayawada - 98 km, Eluru - 40 km
  • Nearest Airport: Vijayawada
  • Nearest Bus Station: Eluru, Bhimadole
  • Nearest Railway Station: Bhimadole (19km), Eluru (for Express trains) on Vijayawada - Vishakhapatnam line
  • Transport:

    Dwaraka Tirumala connected by road from Eluru via Bhimadole.

Where to Stay

Devasthanam Choultries and guest houses available. Eluru town and Vijayawada city are the other options for private hotels.

Best Season & Time to Visit

Avoid summer because of hot weather.

Festivals / Events

  • Giripradakshina
  • Swamy Vari Vysakha Kalyanam (March or April)
  • Pavithrotsavams
  • Swamy Vari Aswayuja Kalyanam and Teppotsavam (October or November)

Daily Pooja & Darshan Timings

  • Darshan  6.00am - 1.00pm & 3.00pm - 9.00pm
  • 04.00am - 05.00am  Suprbatha Seva
  • 05.00am - 06.00am  Abhishekam
  • 06.00am - 08.00am  Snapana (Only on Fridays)
  • 09.30am - 12.00pm  Seva Darshan
  • 09.30am - 12.00pm  Arjita Kalyanam
  • 12.00pm - 12.15pm  Mahanaivedyam, Prasadam distribution
  • 03.00pm - 03.30pm  Prabhutvotsavam
  • 06.00pm - 07.00pm  Sayamkalarchana
  • 08.30pm - 09.00pm  Sevakalam, Pavalimpu Seva

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