Vontimitta is a place of historical and cultural importance and is home to a 450 year old temple of Bhagawan Sree Rama known as the Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple. According to the legend, the temple had been constructed by two devotees of Lord Rama, named Vontudu and Mittudu, in one single day. After constructing the temple, they sacrificed their lives and turned into statues. You can find those statues, even now, at the entrance of the temple. Lord Rama statue was established by Lord Jambavanta. And it is the only place in India,where the Sree Seeta Rama kalyanam will be held in the night.
This is one of the famous Lord Sri Rama temples in the country. Every sculpture in the Mandap of the temple speaks the glorious stories of Ramayana, Mahabharatha, Dasavatharas, Sethu Bandana (the bridge from Rameswaram to Sri Lanka), Govardana Giri, Kalinga Nardanam and many such related to our great Itihasas and Puranas. Sita Kalyanam – Rama meeting Sita – and dance sculptures of a cow and elephant in the Kali Gopura are divine feasts devotees enjoy in the temple.
Devotees seeking child boon perform pujas to Lord Santhana Gopalakrishna (Salagrama idol). They also circumambulate the anthill 11 times in the northeast of the temple with its feet symbol of Rama Paduka for same purpose, fame and wedding boon.
— with Sulochana Nayak. [ Shared from Save Hindu Temples Facebook ]
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