Devuni Kadapa Temple History
Devuni Kadapa is also called as Tirumala Tholi Gadapa, where Tholi means First and Gadapa means Entrance step. Devuni Kadapa means Entrance to Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy. Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Devasthanam This is temple is under the maintenance of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. As time passes the name Gadapa turned to Kadapa.
History and Architecture of Devuni Kadapa
The Idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy has been installed by Kripacharya. In puranas, Devuni Kadapa is mentioned as “Kripavathi Kshetram”. In olden days, Pilgrims visit this temple before starting their journey towards Tirumala. This temple is another best example of Vijayanagar culture and architecture.
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