Religious Places In Chittoor District:
Vinayaka Temple or Sri Varasidhi Vinayaka Swamy Temple is a Hindu Temple of Ganesha. It is located at Kanipakam in Chittoor district of Anhra Pradesh. The temple is about 11 km from Chittoor and 68 km from Tirupati.According to legend, there were three brothers who were mute, deaf and blind.
They were digging a well to fetch water to their field. The device they were using fell into the well hitting hard object. When they dug further, blood started to gush out of the well and the three got rid of their disabilities. The villagers rushed to the spot and found deity of Ganesha. Villagers dug further, but they were not able to find the base of the deity. The deity sits in the well which is always full of water.
2. Sri Mogileswara Swamy Temple
Mogileeswara Swami Temple in Mogili Village, which is having 3 Gopurams. A part from the main deity of the temple Lord Mogileeswara Swami. In this temple Dakshina Murthi, Vishnu and Brahma Deva idols are installed. The Trimurthis has to be seen in 3 sides of Garbhalaya a the time of “Pradakshinas”. Lord Dakshina Murthi situated in right side of Garbhalaya. Lord Vishnu situated in back side and Lord Brahma is in Left side.
This temple is popularly known as Dakshina Kailasam and has sculpture work. The presiding deity in this temple is of Lord Shiva that was founded by Mogilliappa and placed under Mogili tree. There will be a famous festival called Sivarathri which is celebrated in two weeks this festival comes in between February and march people comes from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The name Ardhagiri came from an incident related to Treta Yuga, when Lord Hanuman was trans- porting dronagiri Mountain (mountain that consists of herbs for life), in night time bharat brother of lord ram thought that some mountain is going to hurt; immediately he shot an arrow on hanuman. Due to its effect, half of the mountain fell down at this place and hence, the name Ardhagiri. In the local language, it means Half Mountain (Ardhra=half, giri=mountain). From then, people started worshipping hanuman in the name of Veera Anjaneya Swamy.
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple Vepanjeri is an ancient vaishnavite shrine. Here, Goddess Lakshmi sits on the left thigh and faces towards Lakshmi Narayana Swamy. Another interesting view, A statue near temple, which is of 21 feet tall, sculpted in a single stone depicted with the 10 incarnations of Lord Maha Vishnu. Interesting part of this temple is, that Asta Lakshmi Temples were built in a lotus structure, surrounding Lakshmi Naryana Swamy Temple and Kubera Lakshmi Temple.
Sri Kasi Visweshara and Annapurneshwari Temple is located on the banks of Kusasthali river at Bugga Agraharam of Nagari Mandal, 56 Kms. from Tirupati. The main deity is Sri Kasi Visweshara Swamy, with consorts Sri Annapurna & Sri Kamakshi Devi. The origin of the water in the pit and the water passing through the channels is not known to anybody even today. There are small shrined constructed and dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Kaalabhairava, Navagrahas and Naaga Kanyas (Sculptured twisted snakes etc.) also kept in the temple.