Sri Kalahasti

Saivam

 

Overview

The temple is also associated with Rahu and Kethu (of the nine grahams or celestial bodies in the Indian astrological scheme). The river Suvarnamukhi takes the northerly course at Sri Kalahasthi almost washing the west wall of the famous temple . Inside this very large temple, situated between two steep hills Sripuram and Mummidi-cholapuram, is the Sivalinga set to represent the element of Vayu.
 
The unique Shiva Linga here is located in picturesque surroundings with the Dakshina Kailasa mountain at the back and the north flowing river Swarnamukhi in front.
 
Main God :Srikalahasthiswaraswamy & Gnana Prasunambika Devi
 
Srikalahasti derives its name from His ardent devotees :-
1 . Spider called sri 
2 . Serpent called kala & 
3 . Elephant called Hasti 
 
From time immemorial countless gods, sages, saints, sinners and other devotees worshiped here and attained salvation. This holy place continues to draw thousands of devotees seeking fulfillment of their desires.
 
Realising the omnipresence and the omnipotence of the supreme, one will revel in Ananda. The eternal bliss can be achieved only through implicit faith humble submission and absolute devotion to the Almighty.
 
Everyday men in distress, men seeking knowledge and wealth and men imbued with wisdom flock to this sacred place and return with contentment.
There are several important places in and around Srikalahasti which only a fortunate few find leisure to visit. The details of such places and the connected episodes are available in a book in English entitled Srikalahasti Mahima Srikalahasthi Tales by Sri Pavani Sitaramiah.

Location

Country
India
State
Andhra Pradesh
City
Chittoor
Location
Srikalahasti
Address
Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh 517644
Contact Info
Phone: 085782 22240
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Sri Kalahasti
Nearest Railway Station
Sri Kalahasti (KHT)
Nearest Airport
Tirupati Airport
IN
latitude : 13.632499690 longitude :79.543296810
Corporation : Tirupati
GPS Code : VOTP
Open Year
1516
Height
120 feet (37 m)
Architect
Temple Constructions during Chola dynasty

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