Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple is situated at Tirupati
. Dedicated to Lord Ram
, the temple was built by a Chola
king during the 10th century.
The presiding deities are Sita, Ram and Lakshman. A sub-shrine of this temple is the temple of Anjaneyaswami, which lies opposite to this temple. Legend has it that Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman stayed here for a while, on their return from Sri Lanka.
The temple rests in the center of a rectangular courtyard and faces the west. The entrance is crowned by a gopura. There is a Garbh griha, Mukhamandapa and maha-mandapa. Mukhamandapa and Mahamandapa contain some pillars with Vijayanagar styled capitals. Some fine sculptures are also seen in these mandapams. The Garbhagriha has stone images of Lord Ram in the middle, Sita to his right and Lakshman to his left side.
The annual Brahmotsavam, Ugadi and Sri
ramnavami are the festivals celebrated here.