Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lepakshi Temple/Lepakshi Nandi/Lepakshi Temple Dharshan Timings/How to reach lepakshi?

Lepakshi  Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple


Lepakshi is a small village situated fourteen(14) KMs to the east of Hindupur,Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. The place can be reached by bus from Hindupur. It is famous for its temple of Veerabhadra and the mural paintings of the Vijayanagara period. There is a popular legend about this temple which runs as follows:



outside wall of the temple
Lepakshi  Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple History

During the 16th century Lepakshi was great centre of trade as well as pilgrimage with fine architecture blended with bold, greaceful sculptures and exquisite paintings. Legend dates the Lepakshi town back to the days of the Ramayana. It is said that Lord Rama found the mythical bird Jatayu lying wounded here, its wings were cut off by Ravana when he abducted Sita. According to locals, after Ravana had cut the wing of the bird, Lord Rama said "le pakshi"(rise bird) and the bird rose. Hence, this sacred place was named as Lepakshi. Local lore has it that sage Agasthya installed the idol of Papanaseswara at the site. However, the temple as it exists today is of more recent origin. The temple at Lepakshi is not a merely a Siva temple but has a temple complex. The peculiarity of this temple complex is th at it has idols of both Siva and Vishnu. The panchayatana advocated by Adi Shankara is probably implemented here in a slightly different from.

Lepakshi temple is said to have been built by two brothers, Virupanna and Veeranna. The temple was constructed during the reign of Achyuta Devaraya, who ruled the vijayanagara empire from 1530 A.D to 1542 A.D Virupanna was favoured by Achyutaraya.
During his routine visits he happend to see Papanaseswaralaya on Kurmasaila,which was at that time an insignificant structure. He decided to build a temple there and for the purpose engaged famous architects, sculptors and paintors.

For the construction he used funds from the imperial treasury. Virupanna's enemies reported to the emperor that the treasury funds were being embezzled and the treasure was in danger of being exhausted. In those days it was customary to pluck the eyes of the keeper of the royal treasury if he was found guilty of theft or embezzlement. The king ordered that Virupanna should be blinded. Virupanna, being a loyal servant carried out on the spot with his own hands, this order, and to this day, two dark stains are shown on the west wall of the southern entrance of the inner enclosure, which are said to be the marks made by his eyes which he himself threw at the wall. The builder of the temple did not survive long after this and hence the kalyanamandapa was left unfinished.

There are no inscriptions recording the date of construction of the temple. Until recently it has been held that ht eearliest inscription found in this temple is dated in S.1455(1533 A.D.) But recently an inscription was discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India in the temple referring to certain repairs by the Saluva king Narasimha to the shrine. It may be presumed that a small temple existed here in the 14th century. It may be inferred that the work of enlarging the temple and beautifying it with painting was begun by Virupanna by about 1530 A.D. particularly because he was a subordinate officer of Achyutaraya at that time.



Lepakshi must have been a great centre of trade and pilgrimage during the Vijayanagara period. Achyutaraya fought many wars during his reign. These wars might have drained the royal treasury of all its accumulated wealth which in its turn left the Kalyanamandapa unfinished. It is also not unlikely that the hillock at Lepakshi was considered sacred even before the temple was built at the place. Granite which is the chief building material in the Lepakshi temple was availale in abundance at Lepakshi.

The temple is situated on a low lying hill called the Kurmasaila to the south of the village and faces the north. There is a short flight of steps from the foot of the hill to the temple. The temple has two enclosures built in cyclopean masonry. There are three entrances to the first enclosure, one in the north, the second in the east and the third in the west. The entrances in the east and west are now closed. the entrance in the north is surmounted by a gopura. …

The northern entrance is the main entrance to the temple. It has a mandapa before it in two sections, one on each side of the passage, covering the adhistana of the gopura. Each section has a pillar in the front with Cola corbels. There is a mandapa similar to the above mentioned one in the rear side of the gopura. The brick superstructure of the gopura is in a dilapidated condition and there is only one tala containing the kuta, panjara and sala series.

The eastern entrance:

The eastern entrance is through a dvara inside a mandapa. There is a mandapa before it in two sections, in front of the western entrance section has a pillar with Cola corbels. There is a mandapa in two sections in the inner side of the entrance similar to the above mentioned one. The roof is fallen.

There is a pillared corridor on the four sides along the inner side of the prakara walls of the outer enclosure. The pillars are of a single type, i.e., pillar with one pillaret projecting having the Vijayanagara corbels.





A Mandapa:




There is a mandapa facing the west in the south-east corner of the second enclosure. The Mandapa is in two sections with a wall containing an entrance, dividing the two, the front section of the mandapa contains four pillars which are decorated with vertical scroll decoration and have the roll corbels. the verticals on either side of the entrance have at the base a dvarapalaka image. The lintel contains the figure of Gajalakshmi. In the back section of the mandapa there are four pillars with Vijayanagara corbels.

Very near the above mentioned mandapa is a big boulder against the east face of which is a richly carved granite base. A flight of steps in the east leads to the base. On the base is a huge serpent with three coils and seven hoods cutout of the rock and in the centre of the third coil is a panavatta and above it a granite linga. The linga is protected by the seven hoods of the serpent. (picture seven hood linga) The base is split and the local legend says that the lingam base and all was cut out by a workman of the temple during the rest hour while his mother was getting his meal ready. On arriving with his meal his mother expressed her not unnatural surprise and admiration; whereupon the stone base immediately fell as under due to the evil influence of the unlucky words of praise. On the north face of the boulder is a huge sculpture of Ganapati seated



Kalyanamandapa:




 The mandapa is situated in the south-west corner of the second or inner enclosure. It is an open structure, built on a high base which rises to five and a half feet (5½) on the northern side. It contains thirty eight pillars (38) which are of the following types:



a) Pillar with one pillaret projecting

b) Pillar with two pillarets projecting and

c) Pillar with a big deity image carved on a projection of the shaft.

The marriage of Siva and Parvathi has been carved on one of the pillars of this mandapa. Many sages, gods, Dhanvantari and the eight Dikpalakas(8) are shown adorning the pillars as important guests. This mandapa was left unfinished.

The western part of the Kalyanamandapa made up of forty two pillars(42) is called the LATAMANDAPA or HALL OF CREEPERS. To the west of the Kalyanamandapa is a mark on the rock which is said to be the foot print of the goddess Durga.



The Unjal Mandapa:



This is situated near the Kalyanamandapa to its east. The adhishtana of this mandapa contains from bottom upwards-upana, patta, padma, broad gala with figures of elephants and cornice containing simhalalata gables. There are four tall pillars having Cola corbels in the four corners of the mandapa supporting the roof. There is a round sikhara above the roof of the mandapa.




The main Shrine:




The main shrine of Virabhadra is situated in the center of the second enclosure, faces the north and consists of the grabhagriha and antarala surrounded by a pradakshina, mukha mandapa, a pillared corridor outside the mukhamandapa and the natyamandapa. At right angles to the mukhamandapa is the shrine of Vishnu facing the east.



There is a shrine dedicated to shiva under the name of Papavinasesvara facing the Vishnu shrine. To the south of the papavinasesvara shrine is the Sayanagara and to its south is the parvathi shrine both facing the west. In the western wing of the pradakshina surrounding the garbhagriha and antarala of the Virabhadra shrine are three shrines known respectively as the Ramalinga shrine, Bhadrakali shrine and Hanumalinga shrine all facing the east. In the north east corner of the mukhamandapa there is a vedi with the Navagrahas.



The Natyamandapa:

The natyamandapa is the finest part of the temple. It is situated immediately behind the north gopura of the second enclosure and measures eighty one feet east-west and forty two feet(42) north-south. It is supported on seventy(70) excellently sculptured pillars, the twelve(12) pillars in the centre forming a court. The columns of the central group bear almost life size representations of the musicians and dancers carvged with much spirit and freedom. The figure of Bhiksatanamurti, Brahma playing the drum, Tumbura thrumming the strings of vina, Nandikesvara playing the hudduka, a devince danseuse Ramba dancing, Bhringi, Chandra and a prominent figure of Nataraja are amongst the noteworthy sculptures adorning the pillars that beautify the central part of this natyamandapa. Other pillars in this mandapa are of the following types -



(a) pillar with one pillaret projecting

(b) pillar with two pillarets projecting

(c) pillar with three pillarets projecting and

(d) pillar with Vyala bracket with rider.

All these pillars have Vijayanagara corbels. The ceiling of the court formed by the twelve (12)central piers has a big lotus with several petals inside a square with the bud hanging in the centre. By far the most remarkable feature of this Natyamandapa is the numerous mural paintings of scenes from the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the puranas with which the ceiling is covered. On some pillars we find figures of women in charming postures.


Behind the Natyamandapa and attached to it by a narrow transverse corridor, and at a higher level is the main part of the temple. A flight of steps from the Natyamandapa leads to the pillared corridor. On the northern side, the corridor contains two rows of seven pillars. The big boulder on the eastern side cuts the east wing of the corridor into two sections. The section to the north of the boulder contains two rows of four pillars and the section to the south contains a row of four pillars(4). The southern wing of the corridor contains a row of fifteen pillars(15). Thecornice which runs on all sides of the corridor has a concave upper portion and a convex lower portion.



The Mukhamandapa:

The entrance of the Mukhamandapa is in the north. In the interior, the Mukhamandapa contains twenty two pillars(22), which are of the following types -(a) pillar with one pillaret projecting, (b) pillar with Vyala bracket, (c) pillar with two Vyala brackets at right angles to one another and (d) pillar with a big sculpture carved on a projection o the shaft. All the pillars have the Vijayanagara corbels. There are some remarkable sculptures on the pillars of this mukhamandapa. Each sculpture is about four feet (4) in height and is in high relief. On a pillar in the north-west corner are the figures of Durga on one side and Kalarimurti on the other side. An imposing figure of Gajasuramurti(Plate21) is found on a pillar in the south-east corner. A pillar in the north-east corner shows fine figures locally known as Padmini Jati Stree(plate22) and a Panchala purusha. Designed as a caryatid, the Padmini Jati Stree stands gracefully on a makara, holding the vine of creeper.

The Mukhamandapa contains four pillars in the centre with vijayanagara corbes. The ceiling of the mukhamandapa contains paintings of the dasavataras. There is a dvarapalaka on either side of the entrance of the antarala.

The adhistana of the garbhagriha and the antarala of the Virabhadra shrine contains from bottom upwards upana, broad patta, padma, patta, broad patta, gala, tripatta, gala, patta and alingapattika. The walls of the garbhagriha and antarala are plain. The vimana contains two talas with the kuta, panjara, sala, panjara, and kuta series. Above the second tala is a step with nandis in the foru corners. The sikhara is round and belongs to the Vesara order. The garbhagriha houses an imposing image of virabhadra.


The Parvathi Shrine:



This is situated to the south of the Sayanagara, contains only the garbhagriha and faces the east. The walls are plain and the roof is flat. The sanctum houses a standing image of Parvathi.

The Ramalinga Shrine:

The shrine is situated at the south western corner of the pradakshina which surrounds the garbhagriha and antarala of the Virabhadra shrine. The entrance of this shrine is in the south-west corner of the pradakshina wall. The shrine faces the east and has only the garbhagriha with a linga on a panavatta.



The Nandi:








The nandi, situated a few furlongs from the temple, is considered to be one of the biggest in India. Massiveness in size, however, ha not been secured at the expenseof artistic beauty. The bull is depictedin the characteristic pose of Nandi. It is noticeable, however, that the head is held aloft at a higher angle than is usual. Consequently, the xpression of submission which is typical of nandi lying befre Siva, is conspicuous by its absence here. From the stand point of the proper prroportion in the formation of the various limbs and the excellent finish secured in the workmanship.The Lepakshi Nandi is a good piece of art of the Vijayanagara period. Like the big Nagalingam, this monolith is said to have been casually carved by a party of workmen in an off hour while waiting for their meals. it is a remarkable piece of work, being about fifteen feet high, some twenty seven in length and finished with great care.


 The hanging pillar in Lepakshi 







The hanging pillar is one of the 70 pillars – is hanging well almost on its edge .There is a story about it – a British engineer who wanted to know how the temple was supported by the pillars tried to displace one of it, and it caused the movement of as many as 10 pillars around to maintain the balance. The temple as well as the pillars in the temple was designed to withstand even earthquakes.


There is another story about the pillars - the pillars was originally hanging, but the Britishers thought it may falldown and tried to pull it down. But they could succeed only partially on one side, which caused the roof to bend to that side. This is inded an archtectural marvel.

One can move the towel from one end to another on the floor below the pillar.



Lepakshi Temple Dharshan Timings;


Sunday to Saturday 06:00AM to 06:00PM




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How to reach
Lepakshi  Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple?


By Road:
Lepakshi is 480 km from Hyderabad, the state capital.

It is 120 km from Bangalore. On the way to Hyderabad from Bangalore, you have to take a de-tour of about 16kms on the left to reach Lepakshi.



* By Rail:

The Hindupur station is the closest railway station which connects trains from different parts of the country.



* By Air:

Hyderabad Begumpet Airport,

Tirupati Airport.

Bangalore which is a couple of hundred kilometers away.



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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Kotappakonda Temple

History of the  Kotappakonda  Temple


According to the inscriptions, the temple was in existence even before 1172 A.D. Among several kings who ruled the place Sri Krishna Deva Raya gifted large chunks of lands for the maintenance of the temple. The Zamindars of Narsaraopet Chilakuripet, Amaravathi and several others, have donated liberally for the development of the temple. The height of the Kotappa Konda or Kotappa hill is 1587 feet and the Temple of Sri Trikoteswara Swamy is at the height of 600 feet.

There are three different ways to climb up the hill. Devotees mostly climb up the way which was got constructed by Sri Rajamal Raju Narasimha Rayulu. One of the most fascinating aspect of the hill is that from all angles one could see only three peaks and, therefore, it is called "Trikoota Hills" and the God seated therein is famous as Trikoteswara Swamy.

These three peaks are known as Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra. Anent to the legend, Lord Siva after destroying "Daksha Yagnam" pacified and converted himself into a 12 years old boy and with a great deal of austerity commenced penance as Dakshana Murthy in Kailasam. Then, Lord Brahma and other Gods appraoched and offered prayers to Dakshana Murthy and entreated him to impart the knowledge of "Brahma". Dakshana Murthy accordingly agreed and asked them to come to Trikoota hills where he imparted them the knowledge of "Brahma" making these hills very sacred.

Since Dakshana Murthy observed strict celibacy, no marriages take place in this temple. There is yet another folklore of Salankayya of Yellamanda village who was a great devotee of Lord Siva and eking out his livelibhood by selling firewood. With the result of undivided devotion to the Lingam at Rudra hills he became rich. One day while performing prayers he saw Jangama Devara.

In appreciation of the devotion of Salankayya Jangama Devara daily used to visit his house and consume milk. After some time Jangama Devara disappeared. Salankayya searched for him in every nook and corner of the region and could not find him anywhere. In a fit of disappointment, Salankayya stopped taking any food and water. As the matter stood thus, there lived a cowherd called Sundudu with his wife Kundiri in South side of Trikoota hills.

Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple Kotappakonda
                                       

They had a beautiful daughter called Anandavalli. Her parents became rich soon after her birth. Anandavalli was deeply devoted to Lord Siva and was not interested in her wordly life. She always spent her time in singing the glory of Lord Siva and used to offer prayers at old Koteswara hills she declined to change her way of life and commenced penance for Sri Koteswara Swamy. Pleased with her penance Jangama Devara appeared before her. She came to know Jangama Devara was, none other than a person, who used to take milk in the house of Salankayya. From then onwards she daily visited Rudra hills and after performing celestial bath offered milk and part-took the balance.

Salankayya came to know the presence of Jangama Devara and appraoched Anandavalle and requested her to see that Jangama Devara showers the blessings on him. Anandavalle could not concede the request of Salankayya as she was engaged in her deep penance. After some time, in the hot summer Anandavalle used to visit Rudra hills to perform prayers. One day she collected a pot of water for celestial bath and after keeping it at a safe place proceeded to procure "Maredu leaves". Then, a crow came and sat on the pot, and with its weight the pot fell down throwing out the entire water. Anandavalle became furious and cursed, that no crow should enter the area. Then onwards and till now no crow appears on the Rudra hill.Jangama Devara pleased with her penance appeared and imparted her the divine knowledge. This had in no way deviated her concentration and she further prayed him as God and as well as her Guru.

Jangama Devara, commisserated at her penance and wished her to lead a wordly life. With his divine power he made her pregnant though she was a spinster. Unmindful of her pregnancy she carried her daily prayers as usual. Aghasted at her deep devotion Jangama Devara again appeared and told that she need not take so many troubles in performing poojas and promised her that he would come to her house where she could do her supplication and asked her to proceed without turning her back.

Anandavalle accordingly proceeded towards her home and Jangama Devara came down from Rudra mountain and followed her. After reaching Brahma hill, Anandavalle lost her patience and turned back. Immediately Jangama Devara reminded of her promise and stopped at Brahma hills and entered the cave of the hill and turned himself into a Lingam. The same sacred place is now called Kotha Koteswara Temple. Anandavalle also stayed there and, in the meanwhile, she delivered a boy. She repented of her action in seeing back inspite of caution given by Jangama Devara and decided to end her life. Within a moment of above thought, assailing her mind the newly born boy disappeared from the scene.

She then realised that her pregnancy and delivery of a boy were of the creation of Jangama Devara to test her reverence towards him. She felt very happy as she got through all the critical trails and became one in the God.

Kotappakonda, the temporal abode of Trikoteswara Swamy, is a village, 13 kilometers south- west of Narsaraopet in Guntur district. Its original name is Kondakavuru, but is more popularly known as Kotappakonda or Trikutaparvatam, a three-peaked hill nearby. Though surrounded by other hills, the three hills, also known by the names of Trikutachalam or Trikutadri, can be distinctly seen from a distance from any direction. The three peaks are named after the Hindu Triumverate, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. The epigraphs at Kotappakonda clearly state that the deity established in the shape of Sivalinga on the hill top is known as Trikuteswara or Trikoteswara. A steep flight of steps lead to the hill and the deity is located at a height of 1,587 feet. There are a number of ponds on the hill of which eight are located in front of the temple.


Mahasivaratri, which falls during February-March, is the important festival celebrated here with great devotion and fervor every year and a large number of devotees throng the place. The sleepy village comes alive on the eve of Mahasivaratri. Milling crowds occupy every inch of the space on and around the hill. 'Prabhas', rectangular frames tapering at the top made of bamboo and decorated with colored cloth and paper, of different sizes are taken in procession as part of the festival. Most of them are 60 to 70 feet high and are carried by the devotees. But the giant prabhas, rising to a height of over 100 feet, are carried on decorated and lighted bullock carts accompanied by a large following. They are placed on a meadow at the foot of the hill. Large manpower, money and material is needed to erect these prabhas and promote a spirit of cooperation and unification enthusing the villagers.


Of late it has been given a face lift with many facilities and attractions for not only the devout but an average tourist sojourn and serenity. The place is all set to become a major tourist attraction, providing "Rakthi, Bhakthi and Mukthi" (entertainment, devotion and salvation) to the visitors. The local MLA and Minster for Medical & Health, Sri.Dr.Kodela Sivaprasada Rao has taken a lot of initiative in mustering funds from the government as well as private parties to develop the place as an integrated project.


The temple precincts and the sanctum sanctorum are renovated and Bharathi Teertha Swamiji of Sringeri Peetham consecrated the deity in the new premises. A "View Point" is erected on the corner of the hill to provide a breathtaking overall view of the surroundings.

A ghat road was constructed to ease the climbing and allow the pilgrims take in and enjoy nature's bounty in its full splendor, in place of an arduous climb up the steep steps and also to accommodate the growing number of visitors. The entire stretch of the road is lighted and a deer park is developed on the way.

A small lake is created on the hill, depicting "Kaleeya Nardhana", with the statue of Lord Krishna dancing on the head of Kaleeya (a venomous snake) was placed with special lighting effects in the middle of the lake. Water flows into the lake from various watershed programs developed at many places on the hill, a blend of modernity with past.

Another attraction for the tourists is the artificial jurassic park with mobile dinosaurs of monstrous size developed by a private company at a cost of Rs. 1 million. Sanctuaries for peacocks, doves, emos and parrots was developed by the Forest Department. Four VIP guest houses and a 30-room choultry was constructed by the Endowments Department and the TTD to cater to tourist needs. All this was done on a war footing in a little over two months.

Yet another feature of the integrated tourist project is the meditation center, constructed on the lines of the one at Mount Abu, on the top of the hill and an exclusive "Yaga Shala" for conducting 'homam' (holy fire) with a sprawling dining hall.

On the anvil are a ropeway to provide a view of the various tourist spots and a museum to house the artefacts that were discovered in the excavations.




Sevas at Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple Kotappakonda


Sri Trikoteswara Swamy 

Arjita Puja Details
Name of Puja
Cost

Abhishekam
30/-Rs

Asthotharam
15/-Rs

Archana
5/-Rs
Vahana Puja ( Bhari Vahanam )
30/-Rs

Vahana Puja (Two Wheller)
10/-Rs

Darshanam
1/-Rs


Saswatha Puja Details
Name of Puja
Cost

Saswatha Abhishekam ( Life time once a year )
1,116/-Rs

Every day nitya gothara nama phadakam (One Year )
516/-Rs

Saswatha Asthotharam ( Life time once a year )
558/-Rs


Daily Sevas Details
Time Programme ( Pooja ) Place of Pooja
Ticket Cost

5:30 - 6:30 am Eka Rudrabhishekam Nakshtra Mandapam
116/-Rs

5:30 - 6:30 am Darsan of above Programme Gantala Mandapam
20/-Rs

6:30 - 12:30 am Abhishekam Nakshtra Mandapam
30/-Rs
6:30 - 1:00 pm Darshan, Archana Gantala Mandapam
2/-Rs and 5/-Rs
1:30 -1:45 pm Archana on Gotras Panchaharati darshan Nakshtra Mandapam Gantala Mandapam 20/-Rs
3:30 - 7:00 pm Ashtothara Pooja, Archana, Darshan Gantala Mandapam 15/-Rs, 5/-Rs and 2/-Rs
7:00 - 7:30 pm Pradoshakolarchan, Gotranamamulu, Panchaharati, Darshan Nakshtra Mandapam Gantala Mandapam 20/-Rs



Payment for sevas can be made through Demand Draft drawn on any nationalised bank, in favour of Sri Trikoteswara Swami Vari Devasthanam, Kotappakonda. Requests have to be sent to the following address:
Sri Trikoteswara Swami Vari Devasthanam
Kotappakonda, Narasarao Pet,
Guntur (Dt) Andhra Pradesh.
Ph: 08647-43133(On the hill),
08647-47111(Down the Hill).

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How To Reach Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple Kotappakonda?


12 km from Narsarao Pet, 13 km from Chilakaluri Pet (on NH 5), 90 km from Vijayawada and 350 km from Hyderabad.
How to go:
Air: Nearest airport is Gannavaram near Vijayawada
Rail: Nearest railhead Narsaraipet
Bus: Regular State buses from Hyderabad and major towns of A.P.



Accommodation At Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple Kotappakonda :
Government guest houses or Devasthanam chowltry.
When to go:
Devotees during Mahasivaratri and tourists between October - February.


 

Other Visiting Places Near Kotappakonda Temple:


Trikoteswaraswamy temple, the deer park, bird sanctuaries, Kaleeya lake and meditation center.

Mahashivaratri






, Siva's great night, venerates Parashiva. Devotees of Siva consider it the most holy night of the year.

Mahashivaratri is the night before the new-moon day in February-March. We observe it both as a discipline and a festivity, keeping a strict fast and all-night vigil, meditating, intoning Siva's 1,008 names, singing His praise, chanting Shri Rudram, bathing the Sivalinga and being near the vairagis as they strive to realize Parashiva. The Vedas proclaim, "The Lord, God, all-pervading and omnipresent, dwells in the heart of all beings. Full of grace, He ultimately gives liberation to all creatures by turning their faces toward Himself." Aum Namah Sivaya ".

All Hindus consider it most important to live near a temple, and we build one wherever we find ourselves in the world. This is a most meritorious act, earning blessings in this life and the next. Religious life centers around the temple. It is here in God's home that we nurture our relationship with the Divine. Not wanting to stay away too long, we visit the temple at least weekly, and we strive to attend each major festival, when the shakti of the Deity is most powerful. Devout Siva bhaktas attend daily puja in the temple.

All Siva bhaktas visit the temple on Siva's most sacred day of the year, Mahashivaratri. Being the homes of the Gods and God, temples are approached with great reverence and humility. Draw near the temple as you would approach a king, a governor, a president of a great realm, anticipating with a little trepidation your audience with him. The Vedas say, "May the Lord find pleasure in our song of praise! Priest among men, may he offer due homage to the heavenly beings! Great, O Lord, is your renown." Aum Namah Sivaya ".

This special sacred night, Mahasivaratri, will soon be here. Make it the most important spiritual event of your life. Remembering your goal, which is God Realization, the purpose of human birth, draw close to God Siva. Climb to the top of Mount Kailas within yourself, experience the presence of God Siva within as your very Self, permeating the entire universe. Prepare yourself for this great night by performing your sadhanas to perfection. Never forget the power of one life lived in perfection. You are a microcosm within yourself. Clean your home, make your heart a pure fountain of love, strive for harmony in your joint and extended family, with the families of all devotees and everyone you know. Fill the mind with thoughts of Siva. Begin now, clearing the mind, climbing daily within toward the summit of God-Realization.

Our most sacred night of the year is approaching, and we all want this to be the best, most wonderful and profound festival ever. We can make it that, or we can make it an ordinary night. It is within our power to do either, but we can't do both. So let's make it a time of being as close to God Siva as we possibly can. Isn't that our purpose for coming to this planet? You can make your mind a perfect place, full of thoughts of God within, so full that other thoughts seem insignificant by comparison.

On Sivaratri night, chant silently Siva's perfect mantra, Aum Namasivaya. We want to enjoy ourselves on Sivaratri night. Spiritual life is joyous life. The more joyous we are, the closer we are to the Source of joy and bliss. So, be happy on Sivaratri. Sing with a full heart. See God in everyone and in everything. Forget all the problems life brings. Forget all of the pains of the past and the not- yet-remembered future. Of course, we will be fasting, and that will help us feel the bliss of our Self as it permeates the world around us. And we will all be thinking of Siva, only of Siva. If your mind wanders, bring it back to Siva's feet. Let Siva's presence fill you completely during the night.


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Sri Trikoteswara Swamy Temple Kotappakonda Contact Phone Number: 


 

Sri Trikoteswara Swami Vari Devasthanam
Kotappakonda, Narasarao Pet,
Guntur (Dt) Andhra Pradesh.
Ph: 08647-43133(On the hill),
08647-47111(Down the Hill).

KEESERAGUTTA SRI RAMLINGESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE

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KEESERAGUTTA  TEMPLE








Keesaragutta is a hillock at the village of keesara in rangareddy district it is famous for ramalingeswara temple and has a lingam installed by lord hanuman.  In ancient times the village ‘Keesara’ was known by the name Gatika. Gatika was a famous educational institution in the 3rd century AD. Several ruined shrines exhibiting the Gupta style of architecture were excavated from this area, which can be dated back to the 5th century AD. The temple was renovated recently.

Since Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple is situated atop a hill (gutta), it is called as Keesara Gutta Temple. According to legend, the main deity at Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple was consecrated by Lord Rama and Goddess Sita in Tretayuga, as per the advice of the sages and saints of Gatika, to wash away the sin of Brahma Hatya that occurred due to the assassination of Ravanasura (Ravana).

The linga of the presiding deity of Keesara Gutta Temple, Lord Ramalingeshwara, is believed to be the manifestation of Lord Shiva himself. There are 101 lingas of varying heights within the temple complex, which are believed to be installed by Lord Hanuman.

As per folklore, one who prays these 101 Shivalingas would get blessings of all 330 million gods. There is also a large statue of Lord Hanuman nearby Keesara Gutta Temple. The temple is visited by pilgrims during the auspicious days of Karthik and Magh months.

There is a museum nearby Keesara Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple, where various articles excavated from the region is exhibited. The festivals conducted at Keesara Gutta Temple are Maha Shivaratri, Shiva Kalyanam, Sri Ramanavami, Hanuman Jayanthi and Ramalingeshwara Brahmotsavam.



KEESERAGUTTA SRI RAMLINGESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE DHARSHAN TIMINGS:

5.00 am - 12.00 pm
4.00 pm - 8.00 pm



Important temples and mutts located in andhra pradesh besides the main temple, maheshwaram has two fortresses shiva ganga and vishnu ganga, keesaragutta (where rocks speak of divinity) distance from hyd : 35 kms. Keesaragutta in india -  visit to keesara on sivarathri day rama lingeswara swamy: the temple is in keesara mandal which is about 25 kms from secunderabad. Ramalingeshwara swamy temple kartheeka masam abishekam will be done at kessara gutta temple.

Accommodation At Keesaragutta Temple;stay at keesaragutta staying options keesaragutta temple hyderabad

.The Haritha Hotel in Keesaragutta consists of 1 A/C suite room at Rs 1700 per head, 11 A/C room priced at Rs 1400 per head, 3 non A/C rooms per head and 1 dormitory at Rs 1000 per head. These rooms blessed with all the necessary faculties can be booked through an online booking .
 Besides offering accommodation at APTDC hotels, there are also good numbers of Hotels in Keesaragutta available at best price tags.




Haritha Hotel, Keesaragutta
Haritha Hotel
 Keesaragutta Contact Phone Number
Tel: +91 8418 202089, 202194
Room Type No. of Rooms Tariff per day
A/C Suites
A/C Room
Non A/C Room
Dormitory (4 Bedded) 1
11
3
1 Rs.1700/-
Rs.1400/-
Rs.1000/-
Rs.1000/-

*For extra person in A/C room, Rs.300/-.
*Non A/C room, Rs.200/-.
*Taxes extra as applicable.


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Friday, December 16, 2011

KAPILA TEERTHAM(TIRUPATHI)/ KAPILA TEERTHAM WATER FALLS/KAPILA TEERTHAM TEMPLE CONTACT NUMBER +91- 0877 - 30253

KAPILA TEERTHAM



KAPILATEERTHAM_TEMPLE
                               
Location : One And Half Miles From Tirupati, Chittoor District
Presiding Deity : Lord Shiva As Kapileswara
Sacred Theertha : One Of The 108 Sacred Teerthas (Springs) On Tirumala Hills.
One and half miles from Tirupati at the mountain foot of 'Sheshadri' hill there is a temple where Kapileswara abides in the form of Linga (Phallus) called "Kapila Teertham". The Shiva Lingam is made of brass in one of the shrines at Kapila Teertham.

According to Puranas 'Kapilamuni' of 'Paataala' (under-world) originally worshipped the Linga at Kapila Theertham. Lord Shiva is said to have blessed Sage Kapila with a vision of himself and his consort etc. But for some cause the Kapila Lingam pierced up through the earth to its surface, 'Suras' (Devatas) started worshipping it. Even before the Linga forced itself up, the 'Kamadhenu' (celestial cow) made her way through a hole to the earth and took form here.

INSIDE    KAPILA TEERTHAM  TEPLE


In front of Kapila Lingam lies a very sacred 'Sarovara' (lake), which is the 'Bilam' (cavity) through which 'Kapila Maharshi' came to earth. A spring falls on the temple. Both the temple and the waterfall are considered to be highly pious.

  KAPILA TEERTHAM  WATER FALLS



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kapila-theertham_waterfalls
                                     
During 'Kartika' month on the occasion of its "mukkoti" on the 'Purnima' (full moon) day, all the teerthas situated in the three world's merge into this Kapila Teertham at noon for ten 'Ghatikas'. It is believed that persons bathing in it at that auspicious time will attain salvation from the cycle of birth and death ('Brahmaloka').

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  KAPILA TEERTHAM     Kapileswara  Sevas


S.No. Seva Price (Rs.)

1 Archana & Harathi 5.00
2 Abhisheka Darsanam 2.00
3 Sahasranama Archana 2.00
4 Nithyabhishekam - permanent 542.00
5 Nithyabhishekam - one year 42.00
6 Rudrabhishekam 50.00
7 Navagraha Abhishekam
& Archana (2 persons) 100.00
8 Archana Navagarahams 50.00
- for each graham 5.00
9 Sivaparvathula Kalyanam
(on every Mahasivarathri Day)
- for two persons (grihasthas) 250.00
10 Unjal Seva (every
Monday - for 5 persons) 116.00


The following festivals are conducted at the temple.

Vinayaka Utsavam
Annabhishekam
Karthika Deepam
Float Festival
Maha Sivarathri
Skanda Sashti
Arudra Darsanam Utsavam
Devi Navarathri Utsavam
Kamakshi Devi Chandana Alankaram

Devotees can perform Nithyabhishekam at the temple.

 

  KAPILA TEERTHAM  TEMPLE  CONTACT NUMBER +91- 0877 - 30253





Tirupati is 170km northwest of Chennai, in Andhra Pradesh near the Tamil Nadu border, at the bottom of the Tirumala Hill. In Tirupati there is the important Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple, Kothanda Rama Swami Temple and the famous Kapileswara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Siva. In Tiruchanur, five km from Tirupati, is the Padmavathi Temple, dedicated to the consort of Lord Venkateswara (Balaji).

The temple of Sri Venkateswara or Tirupati Balaji is situated above the actual city of Tirupati in the hilltop town of Tirumala. There is a steep staircase up the hill to Tirumala, used by pilgrims wishing to show their devotion by making the climb; otherwise standard transportation is readily available.

INFORMATION

The AP State Tourist Office is located on Govindaraja Car Street, near the Bhima Deluxe Hotel.

There is also the AP Tourism Regional Office (23208), 139 TP Area, near III Choultry. There are tourist counters at the railway station and airport. They conduct a daily tour from 9 am to 4 pm for Rs 150.

The TTD Information Centre (222-2777) is at 1 New Choultry. TTD web site (http://www.tirumala.org). Two helpful books that have good practical information about Tirupati and the local temples are the TKT History of Tirupati, by Viruraghava Charya, and the Tirupati Yatra Guide.
Heavy rains can be expected in October and November.

You can change money at

BANKS

INDIAN BANK (91-0877-2222199), 214 Gandhi Rd.

ICICI BANK ,TILAK ROAD

HDFC BANK ,VVMAHAL ROAD
BANK OF BARODA, "
BANK OF MAHARASTRA,"

SATE BANK OF INDIA ,KT ROAD

KARUR VYSYA BANK ,KADHI COLONY





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ATM'S

SBI ,NEAR RAILWAY STATION
ICICI BANK,TILAK ROAD
ANDHRA BANK,STARTING OF VV MAHAL ROAD
HDFC ,VV MAHAL
SBI,VV MAHAL CORNER
ANDHRA BANK,KT ROAD
SBI,KADHI COLONY
KARUR VYSYA BANK,KTROAD
ICICI,BALAJY COLONY
ANDHRA BANK,BALAJY COLONY


 

The Head Post Office is on Gandhi Rd. Postal Code: 517501.

Foreigners’ Registration Office (20503), Intelligence, 499 Reddy ColONY.


APSRTC BUS ENQUIRY NUMBER--91-0877-2289901railway station towards west from bus station for about two for longs on the way you find EAST POLICE STATION ,FOR ANY COMPLAINTS DAIL 1OO .

HOSPITALS

SVRRGH GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL ,ALIPIRI ROAD(91-0877-2286666)
SVIMS HOSPITAL(CORPORATE HOSPITAL) ,BESIDE SVRRGH GOVT HOSPITAL(91-0877-2287777)
RUSH HOSPITAL,TILAK ROAD NEARER TO HUTCH OFFICE
ASHALATHA NURSING HOME ,REDDY &REDDY COLONY
SWARNAMRUTHA HOPITALS ,OLD METERNITY HOSPITAL ROAD
SNEHA HOSPITAL,


OTHER  VISITING PLACES

Govindaraja Temple

In this temple there are two main shrines. In the northern shrine is Sri Govindaraja, who is Lord Vishnu lying on Ananta. He is considered to be Lord Venkateswara’s brother. The other main shrine has Deities of Sri Parthasarathi (Krishna as the charioteer of Arjuna), Rukmini and Satyabhama (Krishna’s wives).

Parts of the inner shrine date back to the 9th and 10th centuries. The original temple had Sri Parthasarathi on the main altar. Sri Ramanuja added the Sri Govindaraja Deity around 1130.

To your left, as you enter the first gopuram (gate) of the temple, is a temple dedicated to Lakshmi. She is seated on a lotus in her four-armed form, holding a lotus in each of her upper hands, while her other two hands are in poses of abhaya, fearlessness, and varada, benediction. Situated above the door of this temple there is a carving of Lakshmi holding a lotus in her hand.

Near the first gopuram there is a shrine dedicated to Vedanta Desika. There is also a memorial for three of the Alwar devotees—Tirumallisai Alwar, Namm Alwar, and Kurattalwar—near the Vahana-mandapa, and another nearby shrine is dedicated to Sri Ramanuja. On the left of the second entrance is a Kurma Deity, Lord Vishnu as a tortoise.

This is a big temple. It has a seven-storey gopuram, built in 1628. There are carvings depicting the pastimes of the Ramayana and Lord Krishna’s pastimes on the second gopuram. This temple is located just off the main road, near the Bhima Hotel and the Tirupati railway station. The temple tower is hard to miss, but the rest of the temple is set back from the road.


Sri Venkateswara Museum



There is a good museum right next to the Govindaraja temple. It has many sculptures, Deities of Krishna, and other interesting displays. There is also a photo exhibit of the important 108 Divya Desam Vishnu temples that were immortalized in songs by the Alwar devotees. Open 8 am to 8 pm.

Kothanda Rama Swami Temple

About two km from the Sri Govindaraja temple is the famous Kothanda Rama Swami Temple built in 1481. Sri Chaitanya had darshan of Lord Ramachandra Swami. The main festival of the year is in March-April, for Lord Rama’s appearance day.


ISKCON (Hare Krishna) Temple


ISKCON (Hare Krishna) Temple,tirupathi

ISKCON (Hare Krishna) Temple,tirupathi
                                             
The ISKCON temple (08574-20114), Vinayaka Nagar (Driver’s Quarters), is located at the foot of Tirumala Hill, on a piece of land given by the TTD. The Deities here are Radha-Govinda. The temple has a beautiful small garden. The temple is open 4.30 am to 1 pm and 4.30 to 8.30 pm. This temple is included in the daily bus tours of Tirupati.
There is a good guest house next to the temple that has very nice, clean rooms with hot water for Rs 150. It is best to book a room in advance. Prasada is usually available during main meal times. From downtown it costs about Rs 75 by auto-rickshaw to get to the ISKCON temple and back, with an hour waiting time.

Padmavathi Temple



In Tiruchanur, five km from Tirupati, is this large temple dedicated to goddess Padmavathi, the consort of Lord Venkateswara (Balaji). A visit to Tirupati is not considered complete without seeing Sri Padmavathi. Sri Padmavathi is seated in Padmasana, holding a lotus in both of her upper hands. Her lower hands are in poses of abhaya, fearlessness, and varada, benediction. Also in this temple are the Deities of Sri Krishna, Balarama, Sundararaja Swami, and Surya-narayana Swami. It is traditional to first worship Sri Krishna and then to take darshan of Sri Padmavathi.

Non-Hindus are technically not allowed in the temple. To enter you may be asked to sign a paper testifying to being a Hindu. There is a short wait to see the Deity, or for Rs 5 you can enter a special darshan line.

Once a year there is a large festival that celebrates the marriage of Lord Venkateswara to Padmavathi Devi. Padmavathi Devi arrives at Tirumala on the back of a splendid elephant decorated with tilaka of solid gold as Lord Sri Venkateswara comes out to meet her.

The main festival, Brahmotsavam, is in Nov/Dec. The ninth day of this festival is the appearance day of Sri Padmavathi. On this day Lord Sri Venkateswara presents his consort birthday gifts, which are brought from Tirumala on a magnificently decorated elephant, covered with jewels and pearls.


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Birla Mandir, Hyderabad/Birla Mandir, Hyderabad Address And Contact Phone Number/The Birla Mandir, Hyderabad Temple Dharshan Timings

Birla Mandir, Hyderabad




Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
                                                               

Birla Mandir on the Naubath Pahad is a Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara, built entirely of white marble located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

The Birla Foundation has constructed several similar temples in India, all of which are known as Birla Mandir.

The temple manifests a blend of South Indian Rajasthani and Utkala temple architectures. In its entirety, it is made of 2000 tons of pure Rajasthani white marble.

The granite of the presiding deity is about 11 ft (3.4 m) tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the roof. The consorts of Lord Venkateswara, Padmavati and Andal are housed in separate shrines. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple premises which rises to a height of 42 ft (13 m).


  History  of  Birla Mandir, Hyderabad  



Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
                                                 
The temple is built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called the Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres (53,000 m2) plot. The construction took 10 years and was consecrated in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple does not have traditional bells, as Swamiji wished that the temple atmosphere should be conducive for meditation.

The  Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
Temple




Birla Temple, Hyderabad


Though the chief deity is Lord Venkateshwara, the temple has pan-Hindu character with deities of Shiva, Shakti, Ganesh, Hanuman, Brahma, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Saibaba. The selected teachings of holy men and Gurbani are engraved on temple walls.

Birla temples are open to all, as identified by Mahatma Gandhi and other Hindu leaders as one of the major social evil that was to be reformed in modern India as part of Freedom struggle.

The temple complex overlooking the southern side of Hussain Sagar offers a magnificent panoramic view of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It presents a colorful and spectacular sight when illuminated at night.

Other nearby structures are Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, Assembly and Birla Planetarium.

The  Birla Mandir, Hyderabad
 Temple Dharshan Timings


The temple is open between 7 am and 12 noon and between 3 pm and 9 pm.Open all seven days a week


How To Reach  Birla Mandir, Hyderabad ? 

Birla Mandir is well connected by APSRTC buses or an MMTS Train. Distance from Secunderabad railway station: About 7 km (4.3 mi). Distance from Hyderabad (Nampally) railway station: About 3 km (1.9 mi). Distance from Kacheguda Railway Station: About 5 km (3.1 mi). Distance from Begumpet airport: About 6 km (3.7 mi). Nearest MMTS station is Lakdi-ka-pul.



Birla Mandir, Hyderabad  Address And Contact Phone Number

Near RBI, Adarshnagar, Hyderabad - 500063
Contact Information
Telephone: 2329-8023, 2323-5380, 2323-3259, 92463-45588
 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple/Accommodation At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple /Dharshan Timings At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple

Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple/Famous Temples in Karimnagar District


Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple
                                                               
Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple
Kaleshwaram (Telugu: కాళేశ్వరం) is the site of the famous Shiva temple called "Kaleswara muktheswara swamy", in the border of the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is 277 kilometers from Hyderabad ,125 kilometers from the town of Karimnagar, 115 kilometers from Warangal, and 60 kilometers from Manthani.Kaleshwaram is located exactly at the merging point of the River Pranahita (tributary of Godavari) with the Godavari River .

Significance of Mukteshwara Swamy Temple: This ancient temple holds a unique significance as two Shiva Lingas found on a single pedestal,one is Lord Shiva and Lord Yama, collectively known as Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy.
                                                                 
Kaleswaram, is one of the places of the three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham (Land of Three Lingams), another name for Telugu speaking region, the Andhra Pradesh, the other two being Draksharamam and Srishailam. This place is also called Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, as two rivers meet here along with third illusionary flow of Antarvaahini. It is said[by whom?] that a long time back one Vaishya has performed abhisheka to Kaleswara Mukteswara with hundreds of milk pots and the milk evolved at the sangamam of Godavari and Pranahita. Hence the name Dakshina Gangotri (other being Allahabad, or Prayaga)

Kaleswaram gets a huge number of piligrms during the Karthika Month of Indian Calendar and Maha Shiva Ratri.

How To Reach Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple?

Regular bus services from both Warangal,Karimnagar and Manthani are available provided by APSRTC. From Hanamkonda the frequency of buses is once in 30 minutes with the first bus at 4:30 AM and last bus at 8 PM.

From Kaleshwaram to Hanamkonda, the frequency is also once in 30 minutes with first bus at 4:30 AM and last bus at 8 PM.

Also some buses ply from Manthani (which is at a distance of 32km), Godavarikhani, and Peddapalli.

Dharshan Timings At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple



kaleshwarudu and muktheswarudu in Kaleshwaram
                                                     
The ticket price for Abhishekam of Kaleshwara+Mukthiswara is Rs.300/- (Three Hundred only). If any body wishes for Laksha Bilwapatri pooja then the Dewasthanam persons should be intimated atleast a month in advance.

The timings of the temple is from 4 AM till 1 PM and again from 3:30 PM to 9 PM. The temple will be locked from all the sides between 1 PM and 3:30 PM.



 Prasadams At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple


There are two types of Prasadams available inside the temple as below

1) Pulihora (Tamarind rice) - Rs.5/- 2) Laddu (Sweet) - Rs.20/- (2 No.s)



                                                                     

River Pranahita combines in River Godavari close to Kaleshwaram in Karimnagar district. River Pranahita could be a combination of 2 rivers. River Warda originates within the mountain of Betul district in Madhya Pradesh and enters Maharashtra once flowing for a few distance in Madhya Pradesh. It converges with River Penganga in Maharashtra before getting into Andhra Pradesh. It merges Godavari close to Kaleshwaram.

River Pranahita flows close to an area known as Arjunagutta. those that wish to require tub in Pranahita alone move to Arjunagutta that is twenty two kms from Chennur.



Accommodation At Kaleshwaram muktheswara swamy Temple

Kaleshwaram is an ancient pilgrim center. TTD choultries and different choultries give accommodation to the devotees. Bathing Ghats are designed on the banks of River Godavari close to Kaleshwaram. River Pranahita comes flowing from the opposite aspect of river Godavari and devotees go there to require tub within the river. Boats and motor launches take the devotees to the showering Ghats of Pranahita. it's auspicious to possess the darshan of Kaleshwara Mukteshwara Swamy once taking tub within the river. Kaleshwaram is situated at a distance of 110kms from Warangal.



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