Tirumala Raya Mandapam Srivari Temple Tirumala ~ OM NAMO VENKATESAYA
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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tirumala Raya Mandapam Srivari Temple Tirumala

Adjoining the Ranga Mandapam on the western side, and facing the 
Dhvajasthambha Mandapam is a spacious complex of pavilions 
known as the Tirumala Raya Mandapam or Anna Unjal Mandapam.
It consists of two different levels, the front at a lower level and the
 rear at a higher. The southern or inner portion of this 
Mandapam was constructed by Saluva Narasimha in 1473 AD
 to celebrate a festival for Sri Venkateswara called Anna Unjal
 Tirunal. This structure was extended to its present size by 
 Araviti Bukkaraya Ramaraja, Sriranga Raja and Tirumala Raja.
It is in this Mandapam, that the utsava murthi Malayappan,
 holds His annual darbar or Asthanam during the hoisting of
 the Garudadhwaja on Dhwajastambham to mark the 
commencement of Brahmotsavam. Incidentally, the prasadam 
distributed on this occasion is still called Tirumalarayan Pongal.
The Mandapam has a typical complex of pillars in the Vijayanagara
 style,with a central pillar surrounded by smaller pillars, 
some of which emit musical notes when struck with a stone. 
The main pillars have rearing horses with warriors mounted on them. 
Some of the best sculptures of the temple are found in bold relief in 
the Mandapam. The bronze statues of Todermallu, his mother Matha 
Mohana Devi and wife Pitha Bibi, are kept in a corner of the 

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