The first Avatar of Lord Vishnu is in the form of a Fish, when He rescued the Vedas, the scriptures of the Hindus from the depths of the ocean.
Thee are only a few temples for the Matsya Moorthy.
One is in Nagalapuram ,Andhra Pradesh and another at Thuvarimaan Agraharam, situated near Madurai in Tamil Nadu
One day of Brahma is called Kalpa.
At the end of the day felt sleepy and yawned.
The Vedas slipped out of His mouth ,a Demon Somakudu stole them and hid them in the Ocean.
The Vedas are required for Creation by Brahma after Dissolution of the earth and it was approaching.
Responding to the Prayers of Brahma, Lord Vishnu took the form of a small fish and eached the beach where Satyavrata Manu was performing his morning Sandhyavandana,moornin Rirual to the Sun god Surya.
Manu was a Dravidian King, yet another proof that the Sanatana Dharma originated in the South.
The fish sought refuge from Manu.
He kept it in a small vessel filled with water.
It grew lager than the receptacles irrespective of the size of the receptacle.
Manu realized it was Lord Vishnu and Lord Vishnu explained to him about the theft of the Vedas and assigned Manu the task of collecting Herbs, seeds of plants and animals with the help of the Divine serpent Vasuki and he Saptha Rishis. Seven Sages.
As Manu went about this job, Vishnu Killed Somakuda ,restored the Vedas and handed them back to Brahma.
* This part about Somakudu stealing is in some versions.
Generally this Avatar is to save the world from Deluge.
As the deluge began, the Fish tied to a Boat with the Serpent Vasuki, with all the seeds ,sages,Manu and animals, dragged it to safety.
This temple was built during the time of SriKrishna Devraya.
This temple is maintained by Tirumala Tirupathi Devathanam.
Sunray’s fall on the Lord during the Sunset (6pm to 6.15pm). Sunray’s fall at the feet on the first day, on the chest on the second day and on forehead on the third day. This happens once in a year, 12th, 13th, 14th days of Phalguna masam(March). Float festival is also conducted.
6 TO 6.30A.M SUPRABATHAM
6.30 TO 7A.M TOMALA SEVA
7.30 TO 8A.M SAHASRANAMARCHANA
8 TO 10A.M SARVA DARSHANAM
10 T010.30A.M SECOND BELL
12 NOON TEERMANAMU
4 TO 6P.M SARVA DARSHANAM
6 TO 6.30P.M TOMALASEVA
6.30 TO 7P.M RATRI KAINKARYAM
7 TO 7.45P.M SARVA DARSHANAM
7.45 TO 8P.M EKANTA SEVA
ABISHEKAM : ABISHEKAM IS DONE FOR GODDESS ON FRIDAY 8 A.M
ABISHEKAM IS DONE FOR VEDA NARAYANA SWAMY ON SATURDAY 8 A.M
Temple brahmostavam on Shukla Dwadasi, Trayodasi and Chaturdasi of Phalguni masam (Telugu calendar).
Bus station.Tirupati. 62 km from Tirupati RTC Bus stand.