Vontimitta Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple - History, Attractions and Images

Vontimitta Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Rama in Andhra Pradesh state, India.

The temple is present in Vontimitta town of Rajampet taluk in YSR Kadapa District.

Vontimitta Temple Info:

Primary Deity Lord Rama
Location Vontimitta
Date Built 16th Century
Important Festivals Sri Rama Navami
Architecture Dravidian Architecture
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kadapa
Country India

Vontimitta Temple is at a distance of around 25.1 km from YSR Kadapa district and it takes about 28 minutes to reach this ancient historic and cultural temple by road.

Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple in Vontimitta

It was the official temple for conducting Sri Ramanavami celebrations declared by the Andhra Pradesh State as Sri Ramachandra Swamy Temple in Bhadrachalam is now a part of newly formed Telangana State.

Though I am not a professional storyteller, I will do my best to describe this temple in my own words. So, let's start the divine journey.

Vontimitta Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple in Kadapa District

The 450-year old Lord Sri Rama temple is located on Kadapa-Tirupati road. The temple has ample space for vehicle parking.

History of Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy Temple

Ancient legends say that the famous Vontimitta temple is built in a single day by ardent devotes of Bhagawan Sri Rama, Vontudu and Mittudu.

Sri Kodandarama temple at Vontimitta

After construction of this wonderful temple with 32 pillars, both devotees sacrificed their lives and transformed into statues. Even today you can find them at the entrance of the temple.

Another interesting fact about this temple is that it is the only place in India where Sri Seeta Rama Kalyanam is celebrated at night.

Kodandarama Temple vontimitta

It is one of the most beautiful Lord Rama temple in India and is praised in the past by the famous French traveller, Tavernier in the year 1652.

It is believed that Lord Jambuvantha has placed the Lord Rama idol in this temple. Garbhagudi consists of Bhagawan Sri Rama, Goddess Sita and Lord Laxmana idol engraved on a single rock.

Also, one can find Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple to the right and Lord Vinayaka Temple in a beautiful dancing posture in the main Mandapam of the temple.

Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy Temple in Kadapa Dist

Another surprising fact about Vontimitta Kodanda Rama Swamy temple is that it is one of the few temples in India, where the idol of Bhagavan Sri Rama is without Lord Anjaneya Swamy at his side.

The Vontimitta temple mandapam architecture was designed by the Vijayanagara rulers.

Vontimitta Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya, a great devotee of Lord Rama lived on Tallapaka village very close to Vontimitta and is said to have visited Vontimitta temple and praised Lord Sri Rama in his Keerthanas.

Also, Kishkindakanda is believed to have happened in this region.

TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams) has recently taken over the Vontimitta Temple.

Mahakavi Bammera Pothana spent his whole life here praising Sri Rama and finally dedicated his Mahabhagavatham to God in Vontimitta.

Language Spoken at Vontimitta:

Languages spoken by the local people at Vontimitta are Telugu and Urdu.

Vontimitta (Kodandarama Swamy Temple)

How to Reach Vontimitta Temple:

Pilgrims across the country can reach this amazing temple by buses, vehicles or trains.

By Bus

Kadapa-Tirupati bus route pass through Vontimitta. APSRTC ply frequent buses from Cuddapah [Kadapa] to Vontimitta.

Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple - Vontimitta (Ontimitta)

By Train:

Chennai to Mumbai railway line pass through Vontimitta town.
  1. Vontimitta Rail Way Station/VNM [1.4 km, 4 mins]
  2. Bhakarapet Rail Way Station [8.2 km, 8 mins]
  3. Kadapa Rail Way Station/HX [25.9 km, 30 mins]
  4. Tirupati Rail Way Station/TPTY [117 km, 1 hour 48 mins]
By Air:

Kadapa Airport (CDP) is a domestic airport present in Kadapa. The nearby international airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) at Hyderabad.

Vontimitta Temple Timings:

Morning Evening
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Nearby Places in Vontimitta:

  1. Rajampet: 28.6 km [30 mins]
  2. Kadapa: 26.2 km [28 mins]
  3. Tirupathi: 116 km [1 hour 47 mins]
  4. Srikalahasti: 133 km [2 hours 3 mins]
  5. Horsley Hills: 154 km [2 hours 58 mins]
  6. Brahmamgari Matham: 103 km [1 hour 39 mins]
  7. Tallapaka: 28.1 km [30 mins]
Here I am going to share with you all the great photos I took at Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy Temple.

Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple in Vontimitta

Vontimitta Temple

Kodandarama Swamy Temple - Vontimitta

Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple, Vontimitta, Kadapa

Festivals Celebrated at Vontimitta:

Important festivals celebrated at Vontimitta are Rama Navami (Birth day of Rama).

Sri Rama Jayanthi, Sri Sita Rama Kalyanotsavam and annual Navahnika Brahmotsavams are celebrated in grand scale at this temple.

Vontimitta Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple in Kadapa District

The important events in Navahnika Brahmotsavams (Nine Days Annual Fete) include:
  1. Ankurarpanam
  2. Garudaseva
  3. Seetha Rama Kalyanam
  4. Chakrasnanam
  5. Pushpayagam
Kodandarama Temple vontimitta

Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy Temple

Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy Temple

Sri Kodandarama temple at Vontimitta

Sri Kodandarama temple at Vontimitta

Sri Kodandarama temple at Vontimitta

Nearby Temple Attractions:

  1. Pushpagiri Sri Laxmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple
  2. Brahmamgari Matham
  3. Devuni Kadapa Temple
  4. Nandalur Soumyanatha Swamy Temple

Sri Kodandarama temple at Vontimitta

Vontimitta kondanda rama swamy templ

Vontimitta Temple Route Map:

Author Words on Vontimitta Temple:

After a long period, I got a good opportunity to see the famous Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple in Vontimitta.

Shri Kodandarama swamy temple, Vontimitta

We spent several hours there seeing the ancient architecture of Vontimitta temple.

I visited this ancient temple when I was a small child, and I know nothing about this temple at that time.

This time I strongly decided to visit this place when I came to spend my weekend in Kadapa town.

Kodandarama Temple vontimitta

Watching the God live is 100 times better than reading, so, please see the famous Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy temple when you are in Kadapa next time.

Your helpful comments, questions and suggestions are highly appreciated.


  1. Ramu, I am so thanking for sharing the information regarding the Vontimetta temple. I am planning to visit Vontimeetta for my child annaprasanam. Can you share the temple authority number.

    1. Hi,

      I searched for Vontimitta Ramalayam on the internet and found this
      Contact Number: 085892 74042

      Hope, this will be helpful for you.

  2. In kadapa we have to stay or in vontimitta rooms are available or not plz help me sir private rooms or devsatnam

    1. You can get good accommodation at Kadapa and visit Vontimitta and other surrounding temples.

      TTD has recently constructed new Dormitory rooms in Vontimitta.


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