Srikalahasti Temple

Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh 517644
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There is a legend that Lord Shiva was worshipped by a snake, Spider, and an elephant. The Spider (Sri) assembled the web over it to shield it from the sun and rain. The snake (Kala) would put a diamond on the Lingam and perform worship. The elephant would get water in its trunk and bathe […]

There is a legend that Lord Shiva was worshipped by a snake, Spider, and an elephant. The Spider (Sri) assembled the web over it to shield it from the sun and rain. The snake (Kala) would put a diamond on the Lingam and perform worship. The elephant would get water in its trunk and bathe the lingam (perform abhisheka). Each of these devotees had offered supplications in their dedication and revered the Lingam. Ruler Shiva allowed salvation to all these three devotees. Sri, Kala, and Hasti set up together turn into the name of this temple Srikalahasti.

Srikalahasti sanctuary is a very famous Shiva temple situated in the province of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a standout amongst the most understood temples of South India and is known for being where Kannappa joyfully sacrificed both of his eyes to stop the blood streaming out of the Shiva Lingam and he kept doing likewise so long till the time, he was not ceased by Lord Shiva. After the rate Lord Shiva being content with his commitment gave him salvation. Kannappa additionally called Kannappa Nayanar and one of the 63 holy people and the enthusiast of Lord Shiva. This sanctuary is known for having one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, Vayu Linga which speaks to the wind. Srikalahasti sanctuary is situated at a separation of around 36 km from the Tirupati sanctuary.

Other than that, the sanctuary is additionally considered as Dakshina Kasi and Rahu-Ketu-Kshetra. The inside of the sanctuary was worked during the fifth century while the external part was worked by Vijayanagara and Chola rulers in the twelfth century. Master Shiva, he is revered as Kalahasteeswara as Vayu. There is a considerable measure to investigate about theirs, a standout amongst the most devout spots of the immense nation India.

Srikalahasti temple pooja timings are from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Other Places visit near Srikalahasti is Talakona waterfall, Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, Gudimallam Temple, Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple

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How to reach temple from Tirupati Bus Station:
  • Direct buses to Srikalahasthi are accessible from tirupathi Central bus stand.
  • S.R.T.C Buses which goes Gudur, Sulurpet, Naidupet goes through Srikalahasthi.
  • It takes 1 hour to travel from Tirupathi Busstand to the temple.
  • The approximate driving distance between Tirupathi Bus Stand to the temple is 36.5 km.
  • APSRTC buses are available from Tirupathi.
  • It also operates a special package called Yathra Darsinin and Divyadarsini.
  • Private taxis are also available for this temple.
How to reach  temple from Tirupati Railway Station:
  • It takes 1 hour to travel from Tirupathi railway station to Temple.
  • The approximate driving distance between Tirupathi railway station to Chandragiri fort is 36.8 km.
  • APSRTC buses are also available from Tirupathi bus stand.
  • Private taxis are also available for this site.
How to reach temple from Tirupati Airport(Renigunta) Station:
  • It takes 40 minutes to travel from Tirupathi Airport to Temple.
  • The approximate driving distance between Tirupathi Airport to the temple is 26.1 km.
  • Private taxis are also available for this site.

There is a legend that Lord Shiva was worshipped by a snake, Spider, and an elephant. The Spider (Sri) assembled the web over it to shield it from the sun and rain. The snake (Kala) would put a diamond on the Lingam and perform worship. The elephant(Hasti) would get water in its trunk and bathe the lingam (perform abhisheka). Each of these devotees had offered supplications in their dedication and revered the Lingam. Ruler Shiva allowed salvation to all these three devotees. Sri, Kala, and Hasti set up together turn into the name of this temple Srikalahasti.

The marks that relate the legend is as yet obvious on the Lingam, which is a Swayambhu (regular). The fundamental lingam is formed like an elephant trunk, with tusks on each side and a figure of the insect at the base. In the event that you take a look at the lingam from above, it would appear that a snake with five hoods.

In the sanctum sanctorum of this temple is a hanging light that dependably continues swinging with a glinting fire, however, there is no visible inlet for wind. Nobody knows where the breeze originates from is a secret. The nearness of Vayu devata can’t and ought not to be mixed up with whatever else!

The Kalahasti Sthalapuranam states that when Brahma the maker started to perform compensation within the sight of this lingam, Lord Shiva left Kailash and took his home this symbol. It didn’t make a difference any longer than our yatra to Kailash Manas Sarovar did not appear this year. I was essentially elated that hyena Kena Prakarena I got the opportunity to see the Lord of my heart!!!

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