There is ample literary and epigraphic testimony to the antiquity of the temple of lord Sri Venkateswara. All the great dynasties of rules of the southern peninsula have paid homage to Lord Sri Venkateswara in this ancient shrine. The Pallavas of Kancheepuram (9th Century AD), the cholas of Thanjavur (a century later), the Pandyas of Madurai, and the kings and chieftains of Vijayanagar (14th-15th century AD) were devotees of the lord and they completed with one another in endowing the temple with rich offerings and contributions.
Tiruchanthoor, also known as Alamelumangapuram, is about 5km from tirupati. The temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi, the consort of Lord Sri Venkateswara is studied here. It is said that a visit to Tirumala id fruitful only after visiting the Sri Padmavathi Devi Temple.
It is one of the most important temples in Tirupati. It has an imposing gopuram which can be seen from a distance. Saint Ramanujacharya consecrated the temple in 1130 AD. The festivals and functions are similar to those conducted in the Sri Venkateswara temple. The annual Brahmotsavam at this temple is celebrated in the month of Vaisakha every year. The annual float festival is also celebrated every year.