Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam Dwaraka Tirumala is also famous as Chinna Tirupati. Dwaraka Tirumala Devasthanam is situated on the top of the Seshachala Hill.
SRI VENKATESWARA Swamy Vari Devasthanam Dwaraka Tirumala is also famous as Chinna Tirupati. Dwaraka Tirumala Devasthanam is situated on the top of the Seshachala Hill. A beautiful legend of untraceable antiquity current in these parts is that a great sage Dwaraka by name picked up and unearthed the idol of the Lord from an ant hill, tracing from the position of an eagle perching on soap nut tree as per instructions of Lord in Samadhi. Hence, the temple and village were named after the sage Dwaraka. The presiding mythological Deity Lord Sri Venkateswara is visible up to the bust size and the lower portion is imagined to be in the earth.
The holy feet are said to be offered to Balichakravarthi in Pathala for his daily worship. The full size idol of Lord Venkateswara standing at the back of the main idol of Lord has been installed by the famous Vyshnavite Srimad Ramanujacharya in 11th century A.D. According to this temple tradition, two Kalyanams are being performed every year during the months of Vysakham and Aswayujam, which may be in the month of April-May and September-October respectively every year. The rituals are being performed as per Vykhanasa Agama in this temple. The temple was built by Mylawaram Jamindars between 1877 and 1902.
Giripradakshina (January), Swamy Vari Vysakha Kalyanam and Radhotsavam (Car festival) (April-May), Pavithrotsavams. (September), Swamy Vari Aswayuja Kalyanam and
Radhotsavam (September-October), Teppotsavam (Boat Festival in Nrusimha Sagar Tank) (November) are the major festivals being performed in the temple.
Nitya Arjitha Kalyanam (9.30 am to 12.30 pm), Astotra Satanamarchana (8.00 am to 12.00 noon), Suprabhatha Seva (4.30 am to 5.00 am), Seegra Darsanam (6.00 am to 1am and 3 pm to 9 pm), Snapana (Only Fridays) (6.00 am to 8.00 am), Gopuja (6.00 am to 12.00 noon) Sevas and poojas performed in the temple daily.The Devasthanam is maintaining Annadanam scheme since 1984 and subsequently this scheme has been converted into Trust in the name of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Saswatha Nitya Annadanam Trust. All the donations received from the donors are being deposited and the interest derived thereon is being spent towards Annaprasadam. Exemption U/s 80 G of I.T. Act covered for this Scheme. This Devasthanam is maintaining a Gosala with 370 cows, calves and one Elephant. A donation received from the donors towards ‘Gosamrakshana Padhakam’ was deposited in the shape of Fixed Deposits under the head ‘Gosamrakshana Padhakam’. . Exemption U/s 80 G of I.T. Act covered for this Scheme. This is one of the best Goshala in Andhra Pradesh, where cow daily hear to music and they have shower bath.
Cottages, Choultries, Rooms, Dormitory halls, Cloak room facilities are available in this Devasthanam for the stay of the pilgrim public.In the temple complex, there are many shrines that are dedicated to different forms of the God. Amongst all of them, Sri Swamyvari Temple, Anjaneya Swamyvari, Sri Garuda Swamivari Temples, Deeparadhana Temple and Alwar Temples are truly worth-visiting. Statues of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya and Sage 'Dwaraka' inspire the awe of the onlooker with their mastery of sculpture.Daily on an average nearly 20,000 pilgrims visit the temple and on weekend there is very much rush. Devotees from not only India but also from various parts of world visit the temple. There are several other temples are there near to Dwaraka Tirumala. The temple administration operates free sight seeing buses every day.
Dwaraka Tirumala is situated at 17 kms to Bhimadolu Railway Station. This is located in between Howrah- Madras Railway line. Passenger trains and Tirumala Express from Tirupati to Visakhapatnam halts at Bhimadolu Railway station. All Express trains plying between Howrah Madras halt “Eluru Railway Station.A.P.S.R.T.C. Plying regular busses to Dwarakatirumala from Eluru, Jangareddygudem, Tadeplligudem and Bhimadolu for every half-an-hour. There are direct buses from Hyderabad also.