An inscription in the Padmavati Temple tells you in detailabout the history of Tiruchanur. Originally there was a temple in Tiruchanur that was dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. It was difficult for the priests to perform all the religious rituals because of space shortage. So they decided to carry out the activities even this became difficult and so the place of worship was shifted. The place eventually lost all its significance.
In the 12th century, the importance of the place was partially revised when the Yadava Kings built the Shri Krishna Balaram temple over here. Much later in the 16th and 17th century, two additions were made. The deity of Sundara Varadaraja was installed and a separate temple was built for Goodess Padmavathi. According to mythology, she was born in a lotus pond which is actually the tank within the temple premises of Tiruchanur