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Thondavada is a historical village in Chandragiri Mandal of Chittoor district. It is 10 km from the town of Tirupati and is home to a major temple for lord Siva called Agastheeswara.The temple of Agastheeswara Swami is a sacred shrine that lies at the confluence of three rivers Swarnamukhi, Bhima and Kalyani.The Siva lingam in this temple was installed by Agastya muni and so it is called Agastheeswara lingam.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Tirupati is the Nearest Town to Thondawada. Tirupati is 10 km from Thondawada. Road connectivity is there from Tirupati to Thondawada.P.R.Palli APSRTC Bus Station, Tirumala APSRTC Bus Station, Tirupathi APSRTC Bus Station are nearby by Bus Stations to Thondawada.APSRTC runs Number of busses from major cities to here.

Chandragiri Rail Way Station, Kotla Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Thondawada. Also, you can consider railway Stations from Near By town Tirupati. Tirupati Rail Way Station, Tirupati W Hlt Rail Way Station are the railway Stations near to Tirupati. You can reach from Tirupati to Thondawada by road after.

By Air

The nearest Airport is Tirupathi.

Sculpture

This temple faces east and has almost all parivaradevathas installed in well-built places like Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramaniam. The temple has three entrances and a grand compound wall. The Dwarapalakas at the entrance of the sanctum sanctorum are beautifully sculptured. They stand tall to add grandeur to the hall. Inside the second pra kara, there is a separate shrine for Mother Parvati called here by the name of Vallimata. There is a tank outside the compound for the convenience of visiting pilgrims.

The nearby village was named Tondavada by the kings of Chandragiri, as it was the place used as a rest house for visitors and keeping elephants also. Just opposite the temple and in the middle of the river there is a mandapam built. In this, you can see the beautiful statues of Balaji, Ayyappa, Ganapati, etc., installed. There is also a small shrine of Lord Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Anjaneya that is built in recent times near the tank. All these places are worth visiting.

Timings and Events
Timings

6:00 AM to 7:30 PM

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