Thathayya Gunta Gangamma

Korramenugunta, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517501
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Some time ago when Tirupati and surrounding regions are governed by “Palegondulu”, harassment on ladies was enormous. During this time in a town “Avilala”, the Goddess Gangamma was born and developed as most delightful ladies. At the point when the Palegondulu needs to the Goddess Gangamma with the terrible goal, she with her effortlessness and […]

Some time ago when Tirupati and surrounding regions are governed by “Palegondulu”, harassment on ladies was enormous. During this time in a town “Avilala”, the Goddess Gangamma was born and developed as most delightful ladies. At the point when the Palegondulu needs to the Goddess Gangamma with the terrible goal, she with her effortlessness and power tried to kill him fearing her, Palegondulu was covered up in a remote place.

Sri Thathaya Gunta Gangamma is Grama Devatha of Tirupati town. Situated in the center of Tirupati is a sanctuary committed to Gangamma, who is accepted to be the sister of Lord Venkateswara. The yearly fete is commended with extraordinary intensity by the nearby inhabitants of Tirupati.

Thathayagunta, the tank bed on which the temple is presently found, got its name from a Vaishnavite fan called ‘Tirumala Thathacharyulu’, who is said to have blessed the god in the sixteenth century. The well-established practice for devotees visiting going by Tirupati is to first visit the Goddess before attempted the trek up the Tirumala slopes.

GANGAMMA JATARA:-

Gangamma Jatra (society celebration) is praised at the Tataiah Gunta Gangamma temple in Tirupati every year during the month of May when devotees offer Pongal to be honored with good health and wealth. This week-long celebration has numerous peculiar rituals.

The celebration will start with giving a divine shower (Abhishekam) to the god of Gangamma at the ‘Kodisthambam’ arranged at the sanctuary entrance. Afterward, ‘Saarey’, an arrangement of vermilion, turmeric, bangle, and saris, will be conveyed to the sanctuary by the town older folks of Avilala on the city edges, thought to be the origination of the Goddess.

During the celebration time frame, devotees clad in different ‘vesam’ (camouflage), jumble the roads of the sanctuary town yelling squalid words as a major aspect of the convention to head out malice powers and offer supplications to various people goddess in the temple. Spreading sandalwood glue everywhere throughout the body, the devotees wear sparkling garments and cover their heads with jasmine wreaths.

The intriguing element of the last day is the method of movement to the sanctuary. In spite of the fact that the most favored path to the sanctuary is by walking, regardless of the separation from their home to the temple, they devote take a more strenuous course by performing ‘Sashtaanga Namaskaram’ out and about all through. They roll a coconut out and about and when it stops, begin falling to the ground with extended hands and legs offering prayers. The procedure proceeds till they achieve the temple.

They enter the temple of goddess Gangamma, in the wake of performing arati. The week-long festivals will find some conclusion subsequent to crushing the gigantic earthen icon of the goddess raised outside the sanctuary at a favorable time by the priest.

Numerous Muslim ladies excessively paid regard at the sanctuary at a young hour toward the beginning of the day, demonstrating that Gangamma is venerated independent of station or religion.

Thathayya Gunta Gangamma Temple Timings are:

Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays: 5:00 am TO 9:30 pm.

Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays: 6:00 am To 9:00 pm.

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How to reach  temple from Tirupati Bus Station:
  • It takes 40 minutes to Travel from Tirupati  Bus stand to  Temple.
  • The approximate driving distance between Railway Station Tirupati and Temple is 2.8 km.
  • Autos are also available for this site.
  • Private taxies are also available.
How to reach temple from Tirupati Railway Station:
  • By walk, you can get there within 20 minutes.
  • If you don’t know the direction you can ask local peoples.
  • Autos are also available for this site.
  • Private taxies are also available.
How to reach temple from Tirupati Airport(Renigunta):
  • It takes 25 minutes to Travel from Tirupati  Airport to  Temple.
  • The approximate driving distance between  Tirupati Airport and  Temple is 18.7 km.
  • Private taxis are also available for this site.
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Some time ago when Tirupati and surrounding regions are governed by “Palegondulu”, harassment on ladies was enormous. During this time in a town “Avilala”, the Goddess Gangamma was born and developed as most delightful ladies.

At the point when the Palegondulu needs to the Goddess Gangamma with the terrible goal, she with her effortlessness and power tried to kill him fearing her, Palegondulu was covered up in a remote place.

To remove him from concealing the Gangamma arranged “Ganga Jathra” where the general population in Tirupathi do vichitra veshadarana and revile Gangamma for a time of 7 days. On the seventh day, the”Palegondulu” comes out of the hide and is killed by Goddess Gangamma for the “LokaKalyanam”.

The Gangamma Jatara is an exceptionally well-known neighborhood celebration for the is an extremely popular nearby celebration for the People of Tirupati. It is done each year in the month of May.

As the Gangamma temple was in banks of Thathaya gunta, the temple is well known as “Thathaya Gunta Gangamma Temple”. Individuals adore this goddess with awesome conviction, on Tuesdays and Fridays “Pongallu” is offered to the god.

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