Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple, Tirupati

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Konda Rama Swamy Temple was built in the 10th century by the Chola kings. Dedicated to Lord Rama, this temple contains the idols of Sita and Lakshmana along with Lord Rama. Legends say that Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana stayed in the temple after their return from Lanka.

Narasimha Raja Mudaliar started the construction of this temple and its architecture is influenced by the Vijaynagar style of architecture. The cornice above the wall is decorated with Simhalata gables.

The Vimana along with kuta, panjara, sala, kutaencompass are ekatala type structures. The phalaka above the tala contains lions in the four corners. The shikhara is round and holds a metal kalasha on top of it.




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