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Madanagopala Swamy Jatara of Jataprole: Jataprole is known as Jatayuvu Kshetra in Puranic Tales. It has been mentioned in the Madanagopala Mahathmyam of Vishnu Rahasya Khandam of Bhavishyothara Purana.

History

Jataprole is a small village in the Amanaganti Seema. It was mentioned in a stone inscription during 12th Century A.D. by Malla Naidu who is the son of Recharla Bethi Reddy and Eurka Sanamma who made it a capital of Paragana and wrote it to Kamineni Gopaiah. Vijayanagara Kings gave it to Surabhi Kings during the 16th Century. Madhavarayalu of Vijayanagar King constructed Mantapas and Gopuras to the Jataprole and Manchala Katta temples. Lord Sri Krishna who is one of the Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu is known as Madana Gopala when he is represented with Rukmini and Satyabhama or otherwise he is known as Venu Gopala Swamy. Famous Krishna Temples in Mahabubnagar District are Kalki Gopala Swamy of Kalwakurthy Mandal, Sri Venu Gopala Swamy of KesampetVillage in Nagar Kurnool Mandal, Santhanam Gopala Swamy in Gadwal, Sri Madana Gopala Swamy of Jataprole of Kollapur Taluka, and Venugopala Swamy temples of Siddapur in Achampet Mandal, Chinchodu of Shadnagar Mandal and Vemula Narvala.

As per the History of Mahabubnagar by B.N. Sastry, "Mallanaidu from the 14th Generation of Jataprole Sansthan received it from Anegondi Ramarayalu in 1527 A.D as remuneration and ruled it for some time. He built Madanagopala Swamy temple at Jataprole and started Brahmotsavam and it has 400 years of Glorious history. This temple has beautiful stone sculptures and it was shifted from its original place on 15th February 1989 and re-constructed it on the banks of KrishnaRiver. Beautiful sculptures could be spot on the top of Gopuram of the temple complex.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The temple is located about 36 km from Pebber about 16 km from Kollapur, 158 km from Mahabubnagar and about 85 km from Kurnool.

The nearest railway station is located at Gadwal, which is about 50 km away from the destination.

By Air

The nearest Airport is located at ShamshabadInternationalAirport (Hyderabad).

Timings and Events
Timings

6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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