Saturday, February 26, 2011

Arasavalli suryadeva temple/ ARASAVALLI SUN TEMPLE CONTACT NO

Arasavalli suryadeva temple/Arasavalli suryadeva temple/Arasavalli suryadeva temple/Arasavalli suryadeva temple
Arasavalli  is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun god Surya, located near the Srikakulam town of Andhra Pradesh, India. The original name Harshavalli means abode of joy. It has SuryaNarayana Swamy (Sun God) as the presiding deity. Ratha Saptami is the most important festival which is celebrated in this temple. People suffering with eye and skin diseases are believed to be cured by the god at this temple. The temple is believed to have been built in the 7th Century AD by the Kalinga rulers Devendra Varma of Orissa.

Once Lord Devendra , Ignoring the words of Dwarapalaka Nandi , attempted to force his entry for Darshan of Sri Rudrakoteswara Swamy varu at an untimely hour when Lord siva was along with his consort . The Dwarapalaka Nandi in the discharge of his duties kicked the intruder . Thus kicked and injured by the Devine attendent Indra fell down senceless . And in his unconscious state Indra dreamt that he would be relieved of his pain of injury in his chest caused by Nandi if he built a temple and installed an Idol of the Sun God . After regaining his consciousness , he remembered what he dreamt .

Following his dream he pickedup handfulls of earth three times at a place where he lay ,and there he found this beautiful idol of sun God with his three consorts Usha , Chaya and Padmini . At the base of the idols are the figures of Mathara and Pingala the Dwarapalakas and high up are the two divine saints , sanaka and sanadana holding 'Chatrams'(An Umbrella ). The Sun God is depicted as riding over a chariot drawn by Anura, the Radhasaradhy . All these figures are exquisitely carved out of a single black finely polished grenite stone.



This temple is a testimonial for the architectural skills of Vishwakarma Brahmin sculptors. It is believed that the Orissa Vishwakarma Brahmin sculptors also called as Maharanas in Orissa have planned the architecture and sculpted this engineering master piece. The temple is built in such a way that the Sun rays fall on the feet of the God twice a year in the months of February and June during the early hours of the day. The rays fall on the feet of idol for a few minutes through the five entrance gates of the temple remin closed. the five idols installed in one place in the temple viz., 1.Aditya 2.Ambica, 3.Vishnu, 4.Ganesha, 5.Maheswara are worshiped by different devotees.The Sun God is depicted as riding on a Chariot drawn by seven horses driven by Aruna. All these figures are exquisitely carved out of a single black granite stone. Sundays during the five months from Magha masam are considered sacred. Every Sunday people from different places from Andhra & Orissa come here for worshiping the Sun God. This temple was built in the Orissa style of temple architecture.



Arasavalli suryadeva temple

Search for Light and Truth has been the guiding principle of Vedic Seers of hoary antiquity in their earnest endeavors to solve the eternal problems of creation. “Jyotiranveshayamaha” - ‘Let us search for Light, heavenly Light’ was their motto. It is interesting to note that the Royal Astronomical Society of Britain has the same motto, “quick quid nitil notundum” - means, “whatever shines must be observed”. A Russian sentence goes on, “Rays of light are the emissaries of their master, the source of light, the Sun.

Devotees of every age testify to the appearance of God as light. And throughout the world, Light is considered the symbol for all splendor and glory of the Spirit. It stands for Truth, Order, Reality, Goodness, Beauty, Intelligence, Wisdom, Bliss and Immortality or “Amritattwa”. Therefore, the Sun is Light and Life, Love and Law. “Let there be Light! And there was Light”, the Bible saith. The soul of the universe or “Hiranya Garbha” sustains and upholds the entire universe; all animate and inanimate beings live through the Sun.

Sevas  at 

Arasavalli suryadeva temple
Ashtottara seva 20.00
Sahasra Namarchana 30.00
Ksheeranna Bhogam 50.00
Ksheerabhisheka Seva 216.00
Tiruveedhi Seva 500.00
Kalyana Seva 500.00
Surya Namaskarms 50.00

Surya Namaskarams
This Seva performs Every Sunday Morning 06.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Tiruveedhi Seva
This Seva performs Every Sunday Evening 06.00 PM
Ksheeranna Bhogam
This Seva performs Every Sunday afternoon 03.00 PM

Life Long Sevas  at 
Arasavalli suryadeva temple

Sevas Prices
Ashtottara seva 300.00
Sahasra Namarchana 400.00
Ksheeranna Bhogam 600.00
Ksheerabhisheka Seva 2500.00
Tiruveedhi Seva 5000.00
Kalyana Seva 5000.00
Surya Namaskarms 600.00


This famous Sun God Temple in the world is situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 KM east of Srikakulam Town in Andhra Pradesh head courters of the coastal district in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Srikakulam is the capital and head quarters of Srikakulam District and is the largest town in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh in india.

Srikakulum is well connected by rail and road. The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam.

Srikakulam is the big railway station in Srikakulam district on the Chennai Kolkata line. Trains run to Hyderabad Chennai, Howrah, Vijayawada, Nellore, Tirupathi, Secunderabad and other places. Konark express, Howrah mail, Visakha express, Coramandel express.

By Air:
Visakhapatnam air port is the nearest airport to Srikaulam district. Kingfisher and Air Deccan operate flights from Vishakhapatnam airport to Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkatta and Tirupathi. Visakapatnam is nearly 100 kms from Srikakulam.


ARASAVALLI - 532 401
PHONE : 08942-222421


- Direct Sunrays fall on the Idol (Swamy) inside the Temple
Sun Miracle can see two times in a year i.e in the month of March and in the month of Sep 9th to 12th early morning 6.00 Am to 6.20 AM, The Golden Sunrays can see directly on the IDOL(swamy) inside the temple.

Slokam : " Harshavilli purivasam , Chayosha Padminiyutham Suryanarayanam Devam Nowmi Sarvartha Dayakam "


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