Sultanabad: The temple of Lord Venkateswara Swamy at Bhupathipur has a specialty. According to sayings, Lord Venkateswara was swayambhu (self-manifested) five centuries ago on the hillocks on the outskirts of Bhupathipur village in Peddapalli district.
The village former sarpanch Pacha Mallaiah said that when cholera was prevalent in the village, people left the village and took shelter on the hillocks. All those, who escaped to the hillocks, were not affected by the cholera, he said. The villagers still believe that Lord Venkateswara appeared in the dream of a villager and assured to protect the villagers from the epidemic.
People from various places visit Lord Venkateswara on the hillock to fulfill their vows. Special pujas and fairs would be conducted on festive occasions and annual rituals also would be conducted.