Swayambhu Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Swamy Temple of Gudeballore is an ancient temple in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana state. Previously this village was known as “Gundilapuram”.
Lord Venkateshwara Swamy along with Lakshmi Devi came to this hill to fulfil 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 Brahmotsavams 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.
Important Days & Festivals
Apart from regular festivals like Ugadi, Sankranti, Shivaratri, Sri Ramanavami, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Shravana Masam, Karthika Masam, the Annual Brahmotsavam in Chaitra Masam is very busy days for this temple.
Every Saturday, hundreds of devotees visit the temple from across the borders of Telangana Rayalaseema and Karnataka.
In 2016, Krishna Pushkaralu begins on August 12 and ends on August 23. During Krishna Pushkaralu, lakhs of devotees visit the temple to offer their prayers to Lord Venkateshwara Swamy.