Some Lesser Known Facts About The Iconic ‘Vontimitta Kodandarama’ Temple In Kadapa

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Kadapa, Vontimitta village lo Kodandarama temple ante teliyani varu undaru. Mana telugu states to Bhadrachalam taruvatha, anthaga famous aina ramulavari temple idhe. Kani Bhadrachalam enduku famous andaniki akkdiki ramudu seetha devi tho saha vacchadani, andhuke aa gurthu ga akkada holy temple kattaru anedi manaki charitra cheptundi.

Kani, Kadapa, Vontimitta lo unna…lord rama temple, enduku antha famous ? assala prathi rama navami ki seetha ramula kalyanam chudadaniki chuttu pakkala mariyu vere chota nundi janalu enduku vastuntaru anedi ippudu telusukundham padandi.

1. Temple was built by 2 robbers who became ardent lord rama devotees !

1 Vontimitta Kodandarama Temple2 robbers named Vontudu & Mittudu, iddaru chola & vijayanagara ruling time lo ikkada chala robberies chese vallu. Kani oka roku vontimitta ki vacchina Gampa Rayalu ane raju ee iddari dwara akkade unna ramudi nivasa sthalam gurinchi teluskunnadu.

Ramayanam jarigina time lo ramudi ee temple unna place lo unattu teluskunna Rayalu,iddaru anna tammulaki ikkade gudi katte pani icchi vaitho dongathanam cheyinchadam manipinchadu.

2. Unique architecture impressed britishers and others.

2 Vontimitta Kodandarama TempleVijayanagara rulers time lo kattina temple kavadam th ee temple antha Vijayanagara architecture style lo untundi.It has three ornate Gopurams (towers) of which the central tower, which faces east, is the entrance gateway to the temple; the other two towers face north and south.

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, a French traveler who had visited this temple in 1652, appreciated the elegance of the temple’s architecture.

3. Unique Eka Shila Lord Seetharama & Laxmana idols bring to this temple from Kashi at that time.

Ika temple okate shila lo unde Lord Seetharam statue and Laxmana statues ni Kashi nundi teppinchi ikkada temple lo pettaru. Okate shila lo ramudu, seetha devi undadam valla vontimitta nu ‘Eka Shila’ nagaram antaru.

3 Vontimitta Kodandarama Temple4. Vontimitta village is named after Vontudu & Mittudu

Ika seetha ramulu koluvunna ee ooriki Vontimitta ane peru ela vacchindi ante….ikkada ramula vari gudi katti entho punyam chesukunna Vontudu & Mittudu ki gurthu ga appati Vijayanagara rajulu ee ooriki perula meedha ‘Vontimitta’ ane peru ni pettadam jarigindi.

4 Vontimitta Kodandarama Temple5. It was believed that both Vontudu & Mittudu turned into stone !

Temple katti mokshanni pomdina Vontudu & Mittudu iddaru temple construction antha aipoyaka idhe gudilo stonesga maripoyaru anedi patha rojula nundi ippatiki nammutharu.

5 Vontimitta Kodandarama Temple6. Temple also linked to great saints like Annamacharya and others.

Saint Annamcharya prayed at the temple in Vontimitta before going to Tirupathi. Records also suggest that this temple inspired Pothana to compose Andhra Maha Bhagavatham who dedicated it to Lord Ram.
The Andhra Valmiki is Vavilakolanu Subba Rao who has translated Valmiki’s Ramayana into Telugu. He also spent time at the temple while writing his book.

6 Vontimitta Kodandarama Temple7. Temple is under the control of TTD Board

The Administration of the Temple is entrusted to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The TTD board had passed a resolution on 29 July 2015 to get the temple under its administrative control.

7 Vontimitta Kodandarama Temple8. Vontimitta temple became the official Lord Rama temple to conduct Sri Rama navami celebrations in AP after telugu states bifurcation.

Telangana , Andhra Pradesh bifurcation kante mundhu…2 states ki kalipi Bhadrachalam eh official temple to conduct ‘Sri Rama Navami’ celebrations. but , separate aiyyaka Andhra Pradesh government ikkada official Sri Rama navami celebrations ni official chesthu every year celebrations chestunaru.

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