(Last Updated on : 18/03/2015)
Sree Venkataramana Temple is a powerful shrine resembling Tirupathi. It lies to the west of Tirupathi. The original shrine is in the east. This shrine lies to the west of Tirupathi while original shrine is in the east. Padu means 'West' in Kannada and Tirupathi means temple of Tirumala.
This ancient temple was built by Gaud Saraswat Brahmins of Karkal. They migrated to places like Kerala
from Goa after Portuguese invasion. The history of the temple dates back to the 14th century when the Jain Bhairarasa Odeyars ruled Karkala and surrounding places. The Gaud Saraswat Brahmins were given land by the Jain Odeyars. The priests of this community specifically Joishys, Puraniks and Tantris are the main people who existed from 14th century. However the exact date of installation of this temple is still unknown. This temple is related to Tirumala it follows the same rituals as in Tirupathi Temple.
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