Govindaraju Swamy Temple Overview
One of the most prominent temples of not only Tirupati but entire India, Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple was sanctified in 1130 AD by the revered Saint Ramanujacharya. Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple not only bestowed with immense religious significance, it also showcases undeniable architecture excellence.
If you look into the history of Sri Govindaraja Swamy Temple of Tirupati, the legend goes back to the time of Islamic reign in South India. When the southern parts of India, witnessed Muslim invasion, to maintain its safety, statue of Lord Govindaraja Swamy, deity of Chidambaram was brought to Tirupati, which was later brought back once the situation returned to its normalcy. However, revered Saint Sri Ramanujacharya had a dream where Lord Govindaraja Swamy informed him about his wishes to reside in Tirupati. Owing to this when he visited the place he saw in his dream; he found the statue of Lord Govindaraja Swamy there. It was then, he advised the king to build a temple in the same place.