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Vontimitta City Travel Guide

Vontimitta or Ontimitta is a mandal head quarters in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh. The village is famous for Sri Kodandarama Swami Temple, a shrine dedicated to Lord Rama, which is situated towards the south-west of the village. This is said to be the place where the Kishkinda kanda, one of the 18 parvas (chapters/sections/divisions) of Ramayana, has happened. The Vontimitta temple is famous for its architecture and for the idol of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana, which is carved out of a single rock. The idol is said to have been installed by Jambavantha, a mighty warrior, who resembled the animal bear, and helped Rama find his wife Sita, in the epic Ramayana.   

It is said that the great poet Bammera Pothana spent his life at Vontimitta and dedicated his Mahabhagavatham to the deity. Vavilakolanu Subba Rao, known as Andhra Valmiki for translating Valmiki's Ramayana into Telugu, also dedicated his work to the deity in Vontimitta. 

Another poet named Ayyala Thipparaju, who was the court poet of Proudha Devaraya and who wrote 'Sree Raghuveera Satakam' was a native of Vontimitta. Ayyalaraju Ramabhadra (grandson of Thipparaju) and one of the Astadiggajas of Sri Krishnadevaraya, had close association with Vontimitta.

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let us know about the best vegiterian north indian/ south indian restaurent at Vontimitta as we are coming from Sri Sailam and going to Thirupati please want our lunch at this holy city ... added by   P D Mathran on Aug 25 2013
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