The temple was built over a "Suyambu" which was discovered by Kondamanayakkar approximately 300 years ago. At the time of discovering the Suyambu, he was living in the village of alathur, and a strong devotee to lord Venkatesa Perumal. In his dream on a fine day, Lord Venkatesa Perumal incepted the thought of his appearance on a specific day on the current location of the temple. He informed this to the fellow villagers to gather in the place, WhereKondama Naikker asked people to dig the particular place. They found the lord venkatesa perumal the form of a suyambu, a saligramam stone, a conch(sangu), a wheel (Chakkaram) and flat-bell(Chegandi). Later in time, his future generations took care of the temple and its development with help from devotee's contributions.
Sri Venkatesa Perumal sits majestically in the middle of 4 streets. The "Dwajasthambam" can be viewed from the entrance. As well as the Bali Peedam and the Kodi Maram(flag post). If we move further ahead, we can see "Garuda Azhwar" praying to the Lord, facing the main deity. As we move forward, we reach the Maha Mandapam and the Ardah Mandapam. On entering, devotees gain the spiritual experience hearing the divine words "Om Namo Narayana" within their hearts. The main deity is in the form of a "Suyambu" in the Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbagraham). The Lord "Sri Venkatesa Perumal" facing eastward, giving his divine darisanam With the blessings of the Lord experience an inner calm and a flow of divine energy within. Devotees then come out to the inner "Prakaram" (corridor) of the temple. Moving clockwise, there is the sannidhi of "Venugopalasamy" and then on the south exit of the mandapam is "Chakrathazwar" facing east. After gaining the blessing of Him, one tracks back to the inner prakaram, is the sannidhi of "Anjanaiyar" (Sri Hanuman). After the darisanam of the Azhwars, (the twelve mystic saints) one gets the grace of "Thumbikai Azhwar"(Lord Ganesa). The sannindhi of "Alamelumangai Thayar" (Goddess Mahalakshmi) The Goddess having a graceful smile blesses us with her four hands. Next is the sannidhi of "Sudi kodutha Sudarkodi Andal" in a standing posture facing east showering us with her blessings. Near the 'Andal' Sannidhi you will be blessed by darshan of lord venkatesapermal 'Dasavadarams' family soth and lord. As one goes further into the Prakaram, devotees get the opportunity to pray to the "Lord's feet "(Thiruvadi). The traditional "Sorga Vaasal" which is opened every year on occasion "Vaikunta Ekadasi" has the sannindhi of "Vaikunta Narayanamurthi" along with his consort "Lakshmi Devi". As one proceeds forward, they reach the "Kodi Maram" after the darshan of "Sanishwarar".
The temple is unique and special compared to other vaishnava temples, as the structure of "Lord Venkatesa Perumal's suyambu" resembled the shape of a banana flower, which is not a common aspect in vaishnav temples. Devotee's who have taken vows to make offering to the lord of the seven hills can fullfill them in Mondipalayam in the event of their inability to go to thirupathi.
Sanctum Sanctorum (Garbagraham)
The main deity Venkatesa Perumal is in the form of Swayambu resembled the shape of a banana flower. The vision of the Lord and his benign presence fill the devotees' heart with peace and calm. The presiding deity, (Utsava moorthy) Sri Venkatesa Perumal gives us his darshan along with his consorts, Sri Devi and Bhudevi.
Thirumanjanam is performed for the mail deity (moolavar) on all saturdays at 7.00 A.M and on special days/festivals at the time fixed for the same. Thirumanjanam is performed for all the other deities/Azhwars on the 1st Friday of every tamil month at about 9.00 A.M. Devotees wishing to participate/contribute/donate for the same may contact the temple office.
Heriditary trustees alongwith officials of the HR & CE department of the Government of Tamilnadu with active support from the devotees manage the activities of the temple.