Sri Govindaraja Swamy temple is one of the most important shrine of Tirupati. It has been built in the traditional architectural method of the Vaishnava sect. The Vaishnava saint Ramanuja is said to have laid the foundation stone of this temple in 1235.
Besides the Gopuram, there are two other temples with an outer wall encircling the two. The deity in the southernmost shrine is that of Lord Parthasarathy while the deity in the northernmost shrine is known as Lord Govindaraja.
The temple also houses other small shrines such as that of Sri Manavala Mamuni, Sri Chakrathalwar, Salai Nachiyar Ammavari, Sri Machurakavi Alwar and Sri Vyasaraja Anjaneya Swamy, Sri Thirumangai Alwar and Sri Vedantha Desikar.