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Srinivasa Mangapuram, also known as Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a very famous temple in Tirupati, Chittor district. As per legends Lord Venkateswara after his marriage with Godess Padmavathi stayed here for sometime before proceeding to Tirumala, as per Hindu customs newly married couples are not supposed to climb hills, such devotees can have darshan of Lord at this temple and attain moksh.

After celebrating the marriage of Lord Venkateswara Swamy with Goddess Padmavathi, he did not immediately return to the Tirumala hills. But instead he visited the sage Agasthya’s ashram to seek blessings. As it was scientifically wrong for the newlyweds to scale the hill for six months, the lord was unable to immediately return to the Tirumala mountain-temple. Hence the sage Agastya suggested that Swamy Venkateswara along with his wife could stay at his humble ashram. The Lord graciously accepted this request and blessed with the ashram with his presence for the entire six months.

After completion of six months Lord Srinivasa returned back to Tirumala, before returning he blessed the place with two boons:

1. The newlyweds and elderly who are not able to visit Tirumala can get the same benefits by visiting Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple.
2. A devotee who takes part in the Kalyna utsasvam and ties a ‘kaappu’ on their hand, can find their best, most beloved life-partner or find new happiness from their existing relationship.

Kalyana Utsavam to the Lord is performed here every day in the temple. Devotees from all over the country to get the blessing of lord by attending this ritual. At the end of ritual the Priest ties kankana (Yellow thread) to the right hand of the Devotees which is believed to solve all there problems and individuals having trouble getting into wedlock would soon get their life partner.

Srinivasa Mangapuram