This up-coming headquarters town of Chittoor district
is the seat of a wide variety of Gods and Goddesses studded to
its bounds, like Sivaalayas, Ramaalayas, Sakti temples and
Vinayaka mandirs of various sizes, with distinct types of prayer
services carried on with great devotional fervor. Among the
famous and much-visited Vinayaka mandirs, the Sampada Vinayaka temple lying about 200 yards off the old bus stand deserves
first mention. It is an ancient temple built according to silpa sastra housing
many mini-mandirs for the most adorable Saivate deities. It contains a spacious
garbha griha and vast hall in front with Pradakshiaa path. The image of
Vinayaka in standing posture, facing west is quite attractive and bends the
heads of the devotees in soulful veneration., Huge crowds visit this little,
significant shrine both in mornings .and evenings and is patronised by rich
merchants and big industrialists. Periodical festivals are carried on a grand scale.
Besides the locals, they attract devout bhaktas from far off places. Another one
near the Sugar Mill, built recently has great pull; for the labourers and farmers
who are profited by the factory are visiting with commendable piety. Regular
prayer services are conducted with due devotion. It is also a single-celled
mandir but independent one and lies in the sequestered locality exuding
sublimity. And there are many mandap in the town adored with the charming
icons of Vinayaka at several places.
This can be reached by town bus from either bus stand or railway
station of Chittoor town of Andhra Pradesh.