The great Sri Rama devotee and composer Tallapaka Annamacharyulu is associated with this legendary temple. His native place is near this pilgrimage spot. The temple is also associated with the Ramayana-fame Jambuvanta. This temple was located near to the rajampet also. And the temple was a great sculptures with great divine atmospheres . And lord rama, lakshmnan and Sitamma are really great in that temple. And shri anjaneyulu temple also located near to the vontimitta.
Kishkindakanda, one of the 7 kandas of the Ramayanam, is believed to have happened in Vontimitta, Kadapa. Vontimitta is 20 kilometers from the city. The Anjaneya Swamy Gandi may also be part of the Ramayanam; it is believed that the Anjaneya Swamy Vigraham in Gandi is made by Sri Rama on a hill stone with his arrow's point to acknowledge Anjaneya's help him in finding Sri Sita Devi.
The main mandapam, built by the Vijayanagar kings, has a dancing Vigneswara. Saint-poet Tallapaka Annamacharya is said to have visited the place and sung in praise of the deity in his keerthanas. All the Sankaracharyas of the Advaita Mutts, heads of Ahobila Mutts and Mahakavi Kshetrayya have visited the temple, which was recently taken over by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). The Sri Kodandarama temple at Vontimitta, 28 km... Read More