Dwaraka Tirumala is an ancient holy place and a popular pilgrim center in Andhra Pradesh of South India. Dwaraka Tirumala is nearer to 'Eluru', the head quarters of West Godavari District, which is 42 KM away from Eluru. Dwaraka Tirumala is situated at 15KM distance from Bhimadole Junction, which is in between Vijayawada and Rajahmundry State Highway and Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam main Railway line.
This pilgrimage centre is called Dwaraka Tirumala after the great saint, Dwaraka who located the self manifested idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara after severe penance in a Valmikam (ant hill). The devotees call Sri Venkateswara as Kaliyuga Vaikunta Vasa. This place is also called Chinna Tirupati.
As per Sastras North Indian rivers like Ganges and Yamuna are considered to be more and more holy as they go up to the origin and south Indian rivers like Krishna and Godavary are more and more holy as they go down the river to its mouth to the Sea. It is why there are numerous shrines and holy bathing ghats, at close intervals, on both sides of the great grand rivers Krishna and Godavary in their lower regions.The region covered by our Dwaraka Tirumala is commanding the top most conspicuous position in India, being garlanded by these two great Indian rivers Krishna and Godavary, as pointed out by Brahma Purana.
Darsanam : Darsanam is provided to devotees every day. Darsanam timings are Morning 6AM to 1 PM, 3 PM to 5.30 PM and 7.00 PM to 9 PM.
Seeghra Darsanam: This is a Special type of Darsan. People can use this type of Darsan having shorter period of time. Darsanam timings are Morning 6AM to 1 PM, 3 PM to 5.30 PM and 7.00 PM to 9 PM.
Temple Tour (Holy places in the Temple):
- Sri Swamyvari Temple
- Anjaneya Swamyvari and Sri Garuda Swamivari Temples
- Sage Dwaraka Statue
- Alwar Temples
- Deeparadhana Temple
- Four corner Mandapams
- Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya Statue
The main temple is a masterpiece of South Indian Architecture with its five-storied main Rajagopuram facing the south and three other gopurams on the other three sides. The Vimana is in the Nagara style and old Mukhamantapa is extended to a great extent to suit the present day needs. There are several temples of Alwars attached to the Prakara on all sides. The whole spacious compound has been paved with stone and flower trees are grown in an order as if to feast the eye of the pilgrims.