|About Sri Thathaya Gunta Gangamma Devastanam|
Sri Thathaya Gunta Gamgamma is Grama devatha of Tirupati town. Once upon a time when Tirupati and surrounding areas are ruled by “Palegondulu”, harassment on women was enormous, they use to rape and harass any woman seen.
During this time in a village “Avilala” the Godess Gangamma was born and grown as most beautiful women. When the Palegondulu want to the Goddess Gangamma with bad intention, she with her grace and power tried to kill him fearing her, Palegondulu was hidden in a remote place.
To take him out of hide the Gangamma planned “Ganga Jathra” where the people in Tirupathi do vichitra veshadarana and curse Gangamma for a period of 7 days. On the seventh day the“Palegondulu” comes out of the hide and is killed by Godess Gangamma for the “LokaKalyanam”.
The Gangamma Jatara is a very famous local festival for the is a very famous local festival for the People of Tirupati. It is done every year in month of May. As the Gangamma temple was in banks of Thathaya gunta, the temple is famous as “Thathaya Gunta Gangamma Temple”. People worship this goddess with great belief, on Tuesdays and Fridays “Pongallu” is offered to the deity.
1) There is ample literary and epigraphic testimony to the antiquity of the temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara. Rahukala Puja is famous in this temple, on Tuesday and Friday during Rahukala period special pooja’s are done for the deity.
2) Navarathri(Dasara) festivals are done during Dasara period, Every day the gangamma is dressed depending on the occasion and prayed.
3) Lakha Kumkuma Archana is done on special occasions.
4) Swasyatha Abishekam - Depending on wish of devotee on any particular day of a year, Abishekam is done to deity on behalf of devotee with his/her name and gothra. Price: Rs. 2,500 /-
5) Nitya Anna Dana Padhakam – Depending on wish of devotee on any particular day of a year Annadanam is done for 50 people.
For Further details and performance of pujas
Contact : The Executive Officer, Sri Thathaya Gunta Gangamma Devastanam, Tirupati