Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta

Kodandarama Temple
Sri Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple, Vontimitta, Kadapa.jpg
View of the Kodandarama Swamy Temple in Vontimitta
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictKadapa
DeityRamaSita
FestivalsRama Navami
Location
LocationVontimitta
StateAndhra Pradesh
CountryIndia
Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta
Location in Vontimitta (M),Kadapa (D),Andhra Pradesh
Geographic coordinates14°23′00″N 79°02′00″E / 14°23′00″N 79°02′00″E / 14.3833; 79.0333
Architecture
TypeDravidian architecture
CreatorChola and Vijayanagara Kings
Completed16th Century
Specifications
Monument(s)3
Elevation151 m (495 ft)

Kodandarama Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Rama, located in Vontimitta town in Rajampet taluk of Kadapa District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The temple, an example of Vijayanagara architectural style, is dated to the 16th century. It is stated to be the largest temple in the region. It is located at a distance of 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Kadapa and is close to Rajampet. The temple and its adjoining buildings are one of the centrally protected monuments of national importance.[1]

Legend

According to the local legend, the temple was built by Vontudu and Mittudu, who were robbers-turned-devotees of Rama. After building the temple, they are said to have turned into stone.[2]