Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple
Location: The renowned Hindu temple called ‘Koneti Rayala Swamy Temple’ is enticing the dignity of the village Keelapatla , Andhra Pradesh, India.
Historical era: 9th & 10th centuries.
Prime Deity: Lord Venkateswara
Founder dynasty: Pallava Kings
Description of the temple:
- Idols: The sculpture of lord Venkateswara at Tirumala is identical to the idol of the same deity erected at keelapatla village. Apart from the prime deity’s idol, there are some other lords enshrined there which are:
- Kalpatharu (a divine tree that grants wish )
- Chintamani (a heavenly power)
- Kamdhenu (the heavenly cow that renders everything)
- An ancient Chinnakesava accompanied by his two wives.
- Five Alwars
- Bhoovaraha Moorthy
- Anjaneya Swamy statue
- Sanctum: In the innermost holy abode of this temple is stood image of Koneti Rayadu with his ‘Kati Varada Hastas’, natural ‘Shankhus Chakras’ & alongside, images of Sridevi & Bhoodevi right in front on chest.
- Entrance: The stony images of watchmen namely Jaya-Vijayas are standing at the gate resembling as deployed soldiers of army.