The Temples of Tirupati – Ramanuja shrine

This shrine is adjacent to die shrine of the three Alvars. It consists of a gopura entrance, a Hall, Antarala and Garbhagriha. The pilasters found on the gopura are similar to those found on the innermost gopura. The bases of its pillars have the Varaha and the inverted sword which Me distinct Vijayanagara emblems. The Hall contains two rows of three pillars each with corresponding pilasters in the eastern and western walls corresponding to the first row. The front wall of the Antarala is decorated with two pilasters on either side of the entrance. The Garbhagriha contains the image of Ramanuja. Originally, the Garbhagriha and the Antarala seem to have stood by themselves in the hall. Subsequently, two short walls seem to have been built connecting the front wall of the Antarala with the walls on the east and west.

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