Borra Caves


         The history of Borra Caves is perhaps as old as the history of the Araku Valley itself. Believed to have been formed as a result of perennial water flows over millions of years             ,

          Thecaveswerdiscovered by British geologist William King in the year 1807The combination of sunlight and dark conjures amazing dancing shaped in the depths of the Borra Caves which is a sight in itself. Natural skylights in the caves make way for kaleidoscopic imagery that imparts them a unique enigma of their own
               .The most striking feature of the caves is its exquisite variety of speleothems raBorra Caves are deemed to be one of the largest in the country and are perched at a whopping elevation of about 705 metres.nging in size and irregularly shaped stalactites and stalagmites The total length of the Borra Caves is about 200 meters and the Dandakaranya - Bolangir - Kibur train track passes over the caves. Anthropologists have also found stone tools of middle Paleolithic Age dating back to 30000 to 50000 years indicating human habitation in the Borra Caves..


Akasha Ganga Theertham




Visiting these places alone is prohibited.,According to the importanace of these teerdhar.In the month of March,visit of there teerdhas is possiable.A festival is conducted at Kumara Dhara Teerdham on Magha Pournami,And on Phalguna Pournami  a festival in conducted at Tumburu Teerdha,On Pushya Pournami, a festial is conducted at Rama Krishna Teerdham

On occation of Ksheeradi Dwadasi,a festival is conducted at Chakra Teerdha in Kartikamasa.These festivals are conducted every year according to rules.The bathing in these teerdhas is same as bathing in teerdhas of three worlds.One of such of teerdhas is Swamy Pushkarani.We have already known about it.Let us know about other teerdhas, briefly

This is to the north of Swamy Pushkarini.Through the high hills,Throught the tunnels,it was a flow of water, After bathing in this teerdha,Anjanadevi,Worshipped the lord of wind and got Anjaneya as son

For that matter,in Tretayuga,Kreedadri is popularly known as Anjanadri

Anjanadevi`s story tells us that one can have not only health,wealth on bathing in Akasaganga Theerdha but also get children if they do Vratha(a special task like pooja) after bath.This place is located at a distance of 3 km from the temple towards north direction .This is to be done on Poornima of Chitramasa in Chitta Nakshatram

Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple


             At once the Lord hastened to make apologies to the angry Sage and pressed his feet to ease the pain caused to the leg. In doing so the Lord removed the eye in the foot of the Sage, which gave him power as to defy the Devas. The Sage thereupon decided that Sri MahaVishnu was the most Supreme of the Trimurtis and told the Rishis the same.
They thereupon decided that Sri MahaVishnu was the fruit of the Yaga and sacrifice was offered to Him (Vishnu).Sri Mahalakshmi left Vaikuntham as Lord Vishnu did not punish Sage Brighu for his actions i.e. kicking on his chest, the place where Sri Mahalakshmi resides. After the departure of Mahalakshmi, Lord Vishnu left Vaikuntha in a forlorn condition and took his abode in an ant-hill on the Venkata Hill under a tamarind tree beside a Pushkarini

Yasoda brought up Sri Krishna, the son of Devaki, in his early years. Yasoda was not blessed to witness the marriage of Sri Krishna with Rukmini and she felt very sad. Sri Krishna promised to fulfil her desire in her next birth as Vakuladevi in his next Avatara as Srinivasa (Lord Vishnu). Vakuladevi was sent to serve Srinivasa (Lord Vishnu) by Lord Varahasvami, on whom she was attending till Srinivasa (Lord Vishnu) came to Venkatachala. 

Gunadala Mary Matha Church



Mother Mary is said to have appeared on this hill as on 11 Feb, 1858. In 1925, the Rector of St. Joseph's Orphanage at Gunadala installed a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes and in 1971 a church was built there.

The holy mass marking the conclusion of the three-day festival  was celebrated by Bishop Telagathoti Joseph Rajarao of Vijayawadaand concelebrated by Bishop Govinda Joji of Nalgonda, former Bishop of Kurnool Mathew Cheriankunnel, Gunadala shrine rector Fr. M Chinnappa, Chancellor Fr. J. John Raj and several other priests.

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park


         t was established on 29 September 1987 and covers an area of 5532 acres It is one of the largest zoo parks in Asia
     
 Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park: This Zoological park is situated in the outskirts of the abode of the Lord of Seven Hills, Sri Tirumala Balaji Of Tirupati. The zoo is about 12kms from the Renigunta railway station. Once you are near the Bus stand or the railway station Go down the road towards KapilaTeertham, then to Alipiri Circle.
           From there instead of going ahead towards Tirumala, take the road towards Bangalore where you will see the Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park on your right.
       
    Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh is nothing like the zoos you  would have seen in your lifetime. To understand why, you need to comprehend the theme around which the park has been created. Located at the foot of Seshachalam Hills, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park extends over a huge area of over 5500 acres. You will come across very few parks with such a diversity of endemic flora and fauna and such remarkable, scenic environs.

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is 12 km from the Tirupati Railway Station and 31 km from the airport. From here the Central Bus Station is also 12 km away. This unique park is located in Kadapa and Chittoor Districts of Andhra Pradesh.


Kapila Theertham





Apart from some ancient Shiva temples like Gudimallam Parashurameshwara Temple, the others are Parasareswara temple in Yogi Mallavaram, Thiruchannoor Padmavathi Temple, the famous Sri Kalahashteeswara Temple and the Manikanteswara Swamy Devasthanam (Shivalayam) in Kanipakam. Some other temples are the Goddess Kamakshi temple, Veda Narayana Swamy Temple, Lakshmi Narayanaswamt Temple, Lord Ganesha’s Temple, Kumaraswamy and the Dakshineswara Temple.

Legend has it that Saint Kapila Maharishi, one of the holiest Hindu saints, meditated in the cave in front of the idol of Lord Shiva. The pond in to which the water falls is called the ‘Kapila Theertham’ in honour of the great saint. The waterfalls is also said to be holy and it is believed that according to the  Hindu calendar in the month of ‘Kartika’, which generally falls in between October and November, on a particular auspicious date, all the ‘theerthas ‘ in the universe merge to flow into Kapila Theertham. It is also believed that pilgrims or devotees who bath in the pond will attain salvation from rebirth.

The Waterfalls is best visited immediately after monsoons especially in December.  Monsoons are from July to October and the temperatures are low at that time. The festivities are generally in September and visitors to the temples around are advised to book their accommodation reasonably earlier. 

Govindaraja Temple,




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.

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Govindraja is the main and basic posture of lord Vishnu who sleeps on the coils of adishesha embodiment of time.Now,to answer your question first of all you try to get rid of all mythological and sentiment based confusion. Govindraja is the core form of mahavishnu and all the stories were built around the obvious vaishnavite centre Tirupati.

The real thing is that lord vishnnu was worshipped in the form of Govindraja in Tirupati that's why tirupati also has an alias Govindrajpattana later on the story of lord venkatesha happened around tirupati Tirumala and shrinivasa was declared as an Incarnation of lord vishnu and Thu the priority and significance of Govindraja was shifted to lord venktesha its all a sequence based story or rather a myth.we should stop Fantasizing about the the gods timeline and should focus on the real cosmic form LORD MAHAVISHNU you wouldn't want to explore it further

Lord Govindraja Is my family deity kuladevta and to know him I never ever referred to any mythological conclusions.