ABOUT VATTEM VENKATESWARS SWAMY TEMPLE
Vattem Sri Venkateswara Swamy Devasthanam is situated on hilltop called “Venkanna Konda” which is 3 kms away from Vattem Village, Bijinepalli Mandal, Mahaboobnagar District, Telangana State, India. Construction of the temple started in December, 1983 and got completed in 3 years. The idols of Lord Venkateswara Swamy, Goddesses Padmavathi and Goda were consecrated by His Holiness Sri Tridandi Sreemannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in May 1986. It is the sankalpa of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Jeeyar Swamiji to shae this Kshetramu as “China Tirupati”. In this direction Sri Jeeyar Swamiji directed the temple authorities to construct ‘Pushkarini’ (koneru) and Sri Varaha Swami Temple. Accordingly Pushkarini and Sri Varahaswami temple have been constructed. Devasthanam (Temple) rituals are being performed as per “Pancha Rathra Agama Sashtras” with blessings from His Holiness Chinna Jeeyar Swami. Annually important Ustavams are being performed i.e. Pavitrotsavam, Adhyayanotsavam, Goda Kalyanam and Brahmotsavams besides daily pujas. Today, Vattem Sri Venkateswara Swamy Devasthanam Complex comprises of Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Yagasala, Kalakshepa Manadapam, Kalyana Mandapam including Kitchen, Dining Hall and living quarters for Archakas with all amenities. The total complex is unique and till today an amount of Rs 1.8 crores have been spent on this complex. There are four guest cottages are available for the stay of pilgrims. It is no wonder that this project started in small grew like a Peepal tree due to generous donations of thousands of Bhaktas (devotees) coming from across the state, country and especially NRI’s settled outside India.
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Puja Services at Vattem temple
The following puja services are offered at the temple throughout the year.
FACILITIES AT VATTEM TEMPLE
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Kalyana MandapamKalyana Mandapam is equipped with Sound & Light Equipment to satisfy the requirements of divergent Audience such as Music concerts, Light Music, Cultural Programs and Marriages. The Audio & Lighting can be configured for various needs easily. It is an excellent place for Weddings, Cultural Shows, Music Programs and various other Hindu cultural functions.
Dining HallDining Hall is an excellent place for small Social Gatherings and for Dining. It can seat up to 100 people for dining. Along with the Kalyana Mandapam this will make a great combination for weddings and other cultural activities.
SERVICES / DONATIONS
Daily Pujas and prasadams, salaries of Archakas, Manager, Sahayaks (parivarams), maid servants, gardner, performance of utsavams, special pujas on important festival days, daily anna danam, maintenace of borewell, annual white wash, plantation of fruit bearing trees, land scaping and maintenance of Srivari thota and ghosala. As the programs, sevas, structures grew, the temple operational expenses rose. Added to this are inflation, growing prices and decrease in payments by the bank for temple fixed deposits. Currently temple has a short fall of about Rs. 20,000/month ($450.00/month) in operational expenses and which would grow in next 5-10 years. Keeping this in mind, temple Trustees have passed a resolution to mobilize funds from all sources including NRI devotees to meet a goal of Rs. 50 lakhs by June' 2010. Therefore The Temple Trustees earnestly request Devotees to generously donate for the worthy cause of serving the Lord Venkateswara Swamy at Vattem. There are several programs that one could join. Some of them are listed here: Life Time Temple Membership – $2,500 (Daily Sahasranama Archana with the devotee's name)
- Goda Kalyanam (Once a year during Jan - Sankranthi Holidays) - $1,500
- Brahmostav Kalyanam (Once a year during the month of April/May) - $1,500
- Dhanurmasa Vratham (Once a year for 30 days during Dec – Jan month) - $1,200
- Sponsorship of one Utsavam i.e. Adyanotsam or Pavitrotsam (once a year for three days with Yagna) - $1,200
- Abhishekam (Monthly once) - $1,000
- Sri Sukta Laxmi Yagam (Monthly once) - $1,000