Sri Swayambhu Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Gudeballore (V), Maganoor (M)
1) Importance of the Destinations
Sri Swayambhu Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple
Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple of Gudeballore is Historical one. Previously this village was known as “Gundilapuram” Lord Venkateshwara Swamy along with Lakshmi Devi came to this hill to fulfill the desire of Mandavya Maharshi. Long back this area was called as Gundilaranya. Once Mandvya Maharshi is going to Tirupathi for Participate in Brahmotsavas, when he reached to Krishna River, it was flowing fully and he received a message from the God to stop at Gundilaranya and these only God will come to him, and went for Tapas for 8 Months, then he got the mercy of Land Venkateshwara, and during the period of Tapas the cowboys has given the cow milk for Maharshi as food so here the all types of Pujas will be done by that particular family who called as Golla. Every year in Chaitra Masa Brahmotsavas will be conducted for 15 days (from Chaitra Padyami to Pournima). Lakhs of People come from surrounding areas and participate in these festivals, especially from Karnataka, Maharashtra and many people will come to Brahmotsavas. Pilgrims from surrounding villages participate with agricultural implements and bullocks, carts. The devotees feel that because of the God, this area is covered with good crops and protected from natural calamities.
2) National Importance
The tourists flow from Karnataka is very high as this destination is located on the border of Karnataka. The residents of Raichur and surrounded places of Karnataka visit this temple very frequently and trusts Lord Venkateswara Swamy. During Brahmotsavas and other festivals, pilgrims from Maharashtra visit this temple in general.
3) Location and Reach
Road: Gudeballore village is located on Hyderabad-Raichur Highway, which is 14 Km away from Makthal and 4 km away for Krishna River. Gudeballore is the biggest Grama Panchayat of Maganoor Mandal. Pilgrims can get down at Gudeballore on Hyderabad-Raichur Highway and the temple (destination) is ½ km from the main road. The destination is located about 80 km from Mahabubnagar and 20 km from Raichur.
Rail: The nearest Railway Station is at Krishna, which is 6 km from the destination.
Air: The nearest Airport is located at Shamshabad (Hyderabad)