Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple in Krishnapuram, a village in Tirunelveli district in TamilNadu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is a storehouse of Nayak architecture. A granite wall surrounds the temple. The gateway to the temple has a five-tier royal tower. In the 16th century, Vijayanagar and Nayak kings were appointed as pillars and shrines of the temple. There are lots of halls in the temple namely the Pandal Mandapam, Vahana Mandapam, Ranga Mandapam and Nanguneri Jeeyar Mandapam. The Pandal Mandapam has pillars replete with architectural features displaying pushpaboikai, palagai and varikolam. The Unjal Mandapam is designed to accommodate the swing for the festival deities. The square shaped Vasantha Mandapam has Navarang style. Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple is the alternative to those unable to visit Tirupathi to fulfill their prayer commitments. Every statue and idol looks alive and produces a bronze bell sound when tapped. Krishnapuram sculptures are globally famous. Stones speak in this temple. Every sculpture is a piece of wonder. This temple is an architectural marvel and each sculpture looks fabulous and terrific.
Since the sixteenth century, the sanctuary has an engraving and five copper plates various gifts of sanctuary. It is comprehended from the engravings that the sanctuary was worked by Krishnappa Nayak (1563– 72), the child of Viswanatha Nayak, the author of Madurai Nayak Tradition. Krishnappa is ascribed to the development of the precincts around the sanctuary and the taking off sanctuary tower. The copper plates from Sadasiva Raya show stipends to light lights interminably and lay greenhouses. There were six cities allowing continuous wroking of the Sanctuary. Krishnappa Nayak is also carrying four paths in the sanctuary for smooth going of the Sanctuary auto. The towns Ariyakulam, Kodikulam, Kuthukaval, Puthaneri, Pottukalam, Sriramakulam and Alikudi were given to the sanctuary for the execution of daily poojas. An Agraharam with lodging for 108 Brahmin families knowledgeable in Vedas and agamas was built up.
The daughter-in-law of Viswanathan’s daughter, Deivachillayar (Mayilerum Perumal), is an importantPart of the development of the sanctuary. Point by point record of his work in the sanctuary is praised in Deivachillayar vidu thoothu by Kumaraswamy Avadaniyar and furthermore in the History of Tinnelvelly by Caldwell.
The city was initially converted to Krishnapuram in the name of Thiruvenkatapuram Krishnappa Naik. The sanctuary was initially managed as a subtemple of Ramaswamy sanctuary of Tirunelveli, however, went under the organization of Nelliappar sanctuary from 1973. It went under the domain of Tiruchendur Devastanam from 1986.
The temple’s sculpture is globally popular. When tapping a bronze bell sound produces.
Morning 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Evening 4.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.
- 11 day Brahmmotsavam in Purattasi (September-October)
- Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January
- Pongal Celebration
- Tamil and English New Year days.
Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple about 7.8km from Tirunelveli New Bus Stand.
You can easily get regular trains to Tirunelveli from other major cities of the country.
The nearest airport to Krishnapuram Venkatachalapathy temple is Tuticorin Airport.Distance between Tirunelveli to Tuticorin Airport is 47 km away.
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