Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple is a temple situated in Trivandrum, Kerala, about a minute walk from the southern gate of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. It is also known as Srinivasar kovil, Perumal Kovil, Iyyengar Kovil or Desikar Sannidhi. The temple was built in 1898. The pooja s in kerala temples are based on the Namboodiri sampradayam, instead this is the only temple in Kerala dedicated to Vaishanavite Vadagalai Sampradayam.The deity of this temple is Sri Venkatachalapathy. It is said that one Shri Ranga Iyengar of Veeravanallur saw the idol in a pond near his house around 100 years ago.The idol was installed by Sree Ranganatha Satagopa Yateendra Mahadesikar, 40th Azhkiya Singar according to the Paadmasamhitai (One among the three Samhitais) of the Paancharathra Agamam. As per the instructions of the Jeer, the eldest son in Shri Ranga Iyengar s family has been the main priest of the temple and has also been in charge of its administration for the last three generations. The daily rituals in the temple are being carried out according to the Vadakalai System.
Location : Fort, East Fort, Pazhavangadi, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695023
Gods : Sri Venkatachalapathy
Landmark : By Bus : Thiruvananthapuram City Bus Station is the nearest bus station just a few kilometer walking distance from the temple. Trivandrum Central Bus Station at East Fort is located opposite to the railway station. Airport: Trivandrum International Airport is the nearest airport to reach Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple. The airport is located 7 km away from the temple. By Train: Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station is the nearest railway station just 1 km away from Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple.
Most of the Vaishnava festivals including Vaikunta Ekadasi, Thiru Aadi pooram and Aadi Swathi,Janmashtami, Alwar Thirunakshtram are celebrated in Sri Venkatachalapathy Temple