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.
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.One should not miss the design on the Temple walls and sculptures on the pillars and mukha mandapam inside the temple.There is a Lizard sculptured on the roof of the temple, belief is that whoever touches this Kasi Balli will get rid of Lizard's ill effects. It is a belief, if lizard falls on a human body, then it is considered as a Dosham and should be rectified. Devuni Kadapa Temple is at Patha Kadapa area, which means Old Kadapa.