One of the most important shrines in Tirupati and also one of the largest, the Givindarajaswami temple boasts of the beautiful Vaishnavite traditions of temple architecture. Earlier records of this temple date back to the year 1235 AD. Ramanuja is said to have laid the foundation stone of this temple.
The temple includes an imposing Gopuram, along with other two shrines with a common outer wall encircling them both. The southernmost shrine is dedicated to Parthasarathy and the other one in the north has been dedicated to Govindaraja.
The temple also includes numerous sub temples, apart from the afore mentioned shrines, like the Sri Andal Temple, Sri Mudal Alwar Temple, Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, Sri Ramanuja Temple, Sri Kurath Alwar Temple, Sri Salai Nachiyar Ammavari Temple, Sri Vyasaraya Anjaneyaswami Temple, Sri Manavala Mahamuni Temple, Sri Madhurakavi Alwar Temple, Sri Tirumangai Alwar Temple, Sri Vedantha Desikar Temple and the Sri Chakrathalwar Temple.