Vontimitta Sri Rama Navami Festival 15.04.2016
Vontimitta Sri Rama Navami Festival will be held on 15.04.2016. Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple at vontimitta is a lord sri Rama temple, Vontimitta town is located at Korajampet taluk , Kadapa District , Andhra Pradesh,India. The temple, an example of Vijayanagara architectural style, is dated to the 16th century.Vontimitta Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy is located at a distance of 25 km from Kadapa and is close to Rajampet.
Before seperation of AP,TS the andhra pradesh governament celebrated sri Rama Navami at badrachalam temple. After the state of Telangana was seperated from Andhra Pradesh in 2014 Badrachalam went to telangana. Rama Navami, the birthday of Rama, was officially celebrated by the Government of Andhra Pradesh at Vantimitta Temple. The Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy Temple was chosen as the alternative venue of the official celebrations in 2015.
History of Vontimitta Sri Rama Navami Festival Sri Kodanda Swamy Temple:
Bammera pothana who lived in Vontimitta wrote his Maha Bhagavatha in telugu language and dedicated to lord sri Rama. Annamacharya, the great devotee of Lord Sri Rama,Annamacharya was visited this place and wrote many keertanas on Sri Rama. Vavilakolanu Subba Rao, known as Andhra Valmiki for translating Valmiki Ramayana into telugu also spent his time here worshipping Rama.
Vontimitta Kodanda Rama Swamy temple is constructed with 32 pillars on an elevated platform and is also also known as Madhya Ranga Mandapam.The temple is around 450 years old . Legend is that two disciples of lord Rama, Vontudu and Mittudu, had constructed the temple in one single day. After constructing it, they reportedly sacrificed their lives in the name of lord and turned into statues. We can still find these statues as you enter the temple. This temple is the only shrine in the country where Sri Seeta Rama kalyanam is held in the night.
The Administration of the Temple is entrusted to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The TTD board had passed a resolution on 29 July 2015 to get the temple under its administrative control.
Vontimitta Sri Rama Navami Festival 2016
Vontimitta Sri Rama Navami Festival arrangements are going on. Sri Rama Navami falls on 15th april, 2016 and very few days left for completing the works, the district administration is making arrangements on a war footing.so many devottes will reach forVontimitta Sri Rama Navami Festival ,so special arrangements regarding food, water ,electricity, lodging and other facilities also will provided by the governament.
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