Nagaripadu Ranga Raju Temple

Nagaripadu Temple View

         Nagaripadu is a small village near Chitvel which is adjacent to Rajampet. One must see without fail, the temple of Sri Rangaraju Swami (Sri Ranganayakula Swamy) who is said to have born as a gift of Sri Veerabrahmendra Swamiji, in the context of Swamiji's countrywide tour. Rangaraju came to Kandimallayapalle with a view to marry Sri Eshwari Devi the grand daughter of the Swamiji. Accompanied by his Son Pothulurayya Swami, he went to Banaganapalle and brought copies of Kalagnanam. Since nothing was written in the Kalagnana about the marriage of Rangaraju with Eshwari Devi he left for Nagaripadu and jumped into fire and burnt himself. On the third day when Pothulurayya has gone to that place and called Rangaraju by name, and he had shown up his forearm adorned with Kankanam (bracelet). Pothulurayya made arrangements to build a tomb for Rangaraju and arrangements for daily pooja have also been made. Palmyra leaves with scribbling was also available there. Every year pooja celebrations will be held in a grand scale in Nagaripadu Village. Buses are being plied by the AP State Road Transport Corporation from Nagaripadu to places like: Railway Koduru, Rajampet, Chitvel

How to reach Nagaripadu Ranga Raju Temple

Ranga Raju Swamy Temple, Nagaripadu Village is a famous Piligrimage Center in Kadapa Dist. In the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

Mattam Bus

By Road:Nagaripadu Village is located 85 km from Kadapa. It is well connected by road. The preferable route is Kadapa-Vantimitta-Nandalur-rajampeta-Chitvel-Nagaripadu. From Rajampeta the distance is 36 km. From Hyderabad the route is Hyderabad - Kurnool - Nandyal - Allagadda - Mydukur - Kadapa - Vanntimitta - Nandalur - Rajampeta - Chitvel - Nagaripadu. Direct buses are available from Rajampeta, Chitvel, and Railway Kodur. Guest houses are available at Rajampeta, Railway Kodur.

Mattam Train

By Train: Kadapa (Cuddapah) Railway Station in Andhra pradesh is served by the South Central Railways. It is located in the city center and is on the Chennai-Mumbai line. Chennai Express, Mumbai Express, Rayalaseema Express, Cape Mumbai Express, Haripriya Express and Kanyakumari Express pass through this station. Computerized reservation facility is provided. Going east, the main station next to Kadapa is Nellore Railway Station (172 km) and moving west, the next main station is Anantapur Railway Station (157 km.)