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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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple/Accommodation At Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple/ Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple Contact Phone number

Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple (అర్ధగిరి శ్రీ వీరాంజనేయ దేవస్థానము) is found one and a 0.5 km. of the hill in Aragonda village, Chittor District, Andhra Pradesh, fifteen km faraway from Kanipakam.

Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple

Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple
                                               
Though the kshetram is three hundred years previous, the infrastructure facilities are inadequate. The board members do their best to enhance the conditions for the ailing devotees. The endowments department recently has taken up the temple. Gradually, the inflow of devotees is increasing day by day. Philanthropists are contributing their mite to supply basic amenities. The temple is open for public from 05.30 am to 1.30 pm and 01.30 pm to 9.00 pm. On a full moon day it's open until eleven pm.

Full moon Day attracts thousands of pilgrims. it's said that prayers offered in the dark on a full moon day provide immense power, peace and happiness. Garlands made from betel leaves, Marrigolds, and Tulasi(Indian Basil), and different flowers are offered to Lord.

  Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy   
History of  Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple
This famous temple that draws devotees from so much and wide encompasses a legend. Ramayana is one among the famous epics of India. it's believed that Sita, wife of Lord Rama was kidnapped by the mighty Ravana, the Demon King, and kept as a prisoner at Lanka (now Srilanka), the island kingdom of Ravana. Rama with the assistance of monkeys, waged a war and killed Ravana to urge back Sita. throughout the battle Lakshmana, younger brother of Rama was battling with Ravana. He became unconscious when one among the arrows of Ravana hit him. therefore the Physician needed a herb referred to as "Sanjeevani" to resurrect Lakshmana

This herb was on the market within the mountainous regions of the Himalayas that were far-off from the Lanka. Hanuman or the monkey God, who might fly long distances in no time and who had immense strength and intelligence was deputed to bring the herb, however before sunrise. Hanuman visited the Himalayas in no time. however he couldn't differentiate between the varied herbs and plants on the market. thus He simply plucked the whole mountain and carried back to the place where Lakshmana was lying unconscious.

During this journey, it's believed that a chunk of rock from the mountain fell into the tank. Since a chunk of mountain fell here it got its name of Ardhagiri or Arakonda.

The putting feature of the moolavigraha (Main deity) is that it faces towards north, that could be a rarity. the primary says of the sun; fall on the feet of the Lord. Gradually the sunrays disappear when reaching the pinnacle of the lord. it's conjointly believed that the ardent devotees and staunch believers will even hear the 'Omkara Nada' (Chanting of Om) in the dead of night amidst silence. it's deemed that Lord Anjaneya stays to safeguard Lord Lakshmi Narayana as he dwells there.Ardhagiri (a famous Lord Anjaneya Swamy Temple) is close to the village. Also, has temples viz., Shiva Temple, Sri Rama Temple, Chinna Gudi (Vinayaka Swamy, Subramanya Swamy, Ayyappa Swamy, Nava grahamulu, nelli chettu, naga devatha), satyamma, nagula raallu, church, masjid and additional.

ARDHAGIRI ANJENEYA SWAMI TEMPLE PUSKARINI
About   Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple  Puskarini
In Ardhagiri, it's believed that Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini (pond containing the holy water) never gets dried nor spoiled, even when kept for long periods of your time. When devotees drink this theerham (or holy water) from the Sanjeevaraya Pushkarini, all kinds of diseases are becoming cured.
                                                                       
It is believed that the tank never dries up and also the water contains medicinal properties. The water when stored stays recent for an extended time. It’s true. It’s quite a month since I even have brought the water from the tank and it's still recent. sometimes water when kept in an exceedingly container for quite 3 or four days doesn't keep recent. This water when consumed is believed to cure all diseases even acute cases. This has been proved within the cases of Psoriasis, initial stages of TB, asthma, cancer & joint pains. The experiences of the patients who were cured are recorded and that they stand as testimony to it.
                                                 
This water is most powerful medication for our health. Water has the inexperienced color and sweet to style. This water is generated from trees thus it's a ayurvedic medication.

 

Pooja's at  Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple
1. Archana - Rs.5/-
2. Abhishekam - Rs.25/-
3. Vahana Pooja
2 wheeler - Rs.10/-
Four Wheeler - Rs.20/-
4. Special Darshanam - Rs.10/-
5. Tonsure - Rs.10/-


Dharshan Timings at  Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple
FROM
TO
PROGRAM

05.00 A.M
05.30 A.M
CLEANING

05.30 A.M
06.00 A.M
ALANKARAM

06.00 A.M
07.00 A.M
DARSHANAM

07.00 A.M
07.30 A.M
NAIVEDYAM

07.30 A.M
09.00 A.M
DARSHANAM

09.00 A.M
10.00 A.M
ABHISHEKAM

10.00 A.M
12.00 P.M
DARSHANAM

12.00 P.M
12.30 P.M
NAIVEDYAM

12.30 P.M
01.00 P.M
DARSHANAM

01.00 P.M
01.30 P.M
BREAK

01.30 P.M
04.00 P.M
DARSHANAM

04.00 P.M
04.15 P.M
CLEANING

04.15 P.M
07.00 P.M
DARSHANAM

07.00 P.M
07.30 P.M
NAIVEDYAM

07.30 P.M
09.00 P.M
DARSHANAM


Accommodation At  Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple


Philanthropists like Sri Pai Magham Suganakar Reddy are contributing their mite to produce basic amenities. Nearer to the temple is Vikram Lodge. APSRTC buses ply six times in an exceedingly day from Kanipakkam. The temple is open for public from 05.30 am to 1.30 pm and 01.30 pm to 9.00 pm. On a full moon day it's open until eleven pm.

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  Ardhagiri Sri Veeranjaneya Swamy Temple  Contact Phone number

Sri Ardhagiri Veeranjaneyaswamy Temple,
Aragonda Village. 517 129
Thavanam palli Mandal
Chittoor Dist
Andhra Pradesh.
Phone: 08573 – 283687,283689,283690.
E.mail ID: eo_ardhagiri @yahoo.co.in
Web: www.ardhagiri.org


 



Monday, November 21, 2011

Sarpavaram Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple/Accommodation At Sarpavaram Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple/Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple Contact Phone Number/Famous Hindu temples in east godavari district

Sarpavaram

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple
Sarpavaram

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple/Famous Hindu  temples in east godavari district

                                                                   




Sarpavaram

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy 
                                                             

The temple is located at a distance of 5 Km from Kakinada. The story of Sarpavaram is narrated in the Brahma Vyvarta Purana. The great saint Agastya narrated this story to Saunaka and other saints of the Nymisha forest.
The great saint Kashyapa married Kadru, to whom thousand serpents were born. Kadru asked here sons to go and embrace to tall of Uchai Srava, the white horse of Lord Indra so that the she would make Vinata the second wife of her husband, her servant maid. But they disobeyed their mother as they did not like to dupe Vinata. Kadru cursed that her sons should die in the fires lit in the serpant sacrifice to be performed by Janamejaya. Of the thousand sons of Kadru, Ananta being pious and noble, went round in search of a suitable place to do penance in honour of Lord Vishnu, by whose mercy he wanted to save himself. He found this place holy, and did his penance here. Pleased at it Lord Vishnu appeared before him and accepted him to serve as a comfortable bed for him. He declared that this holy place would ever since take its name after him as Sarpapura and that He with His spouse Lakshmi would be there duly installed by the sage Narada.

Thus the name Sarpapura is derived from the great serpent, Ananta, or Sesha. One day saint Narada went to Brahma, and heard in his discourse that the world was all shrouded in Lord Vishnu's illusion and from which none could escape. Immediately, Narada asserted that he could. Thereupon Brahma admonished him for his arrogance, and asked him to get away. Narada going round the world on pilgrimage came to Sarpapura and finding a beautiful lake there, wanted to take a bath. But Lo: the moment he got a dip in it he became a damsel.Forgetting the past, and being then a lady, she was looking for a mate. At that time, Nakunda, the young prince of Pithapuram came there for hunting. The lady and the prince fell in love with each other. He married her and took her to Pithapuram. There in course of time she gave birth to sixty sons named Prabhava, Vibhava, etc., (Telugu years names) who grew up and became famous heroes.


Later on, another King Ripunjaya invaded Pithapuram and the battle that ensued, all the sons of the lady with her husband died. As the conqueror was marching victorious towards that place, the lady hearing the tragic news was with grief and wanted to end her life. The Lord Vishnu appeared before her in the form of holy Brahmin, and hearing her tale of woe asked her to take a bath in the lake. She had a dip and this time she became Narada again. Then, Narada could know this all. He prayed to Vishnu to forgive him. The Lord then declared " Let this lake be known as "Mukti - Kasara" the lake of Salvation I command that all holy places in all the three worlds should stay on here.

Those who take their bath here will wipe of all their sins of all months, Karthika Margasira and Magha, and of all days, Saturday, and Sunday are most auspicious for the bath. I shall remain her along with my consort Lakshmi. Please install me in with all Vedic rites". Saint Narada installed the Lord here.
He has come to be known as "Bhavanarayana" meaning thereby the God that bestows salvation on those that think of his, at least thought they may not go there in all flesh and blood. Then all the saints, including the Gods Brahma and Siva came there and sang in praise of the Lord Bhavanarayana who declared "I shall always remain here with Lakshmi, Neela and Bhudevi". Of the hundred and eighty holy places, of my worship on the Earth, this is the best. Those who reside in places then miles around this place are all my devotees. One who stays here for three days will reap the good of a hundred horse - sacrifices.

This, in brief, is the significance of Sarpa - Pura. From time immemorial, it has been acclaimed as the best 'Punya Kshetra' Saints like Agastya and Vyasa visited this places. The Rajas and Maharajas of Pithapuram rendered worship to the deity by spending lavishly on the sacred festivities of the Temple.



Festivals At  Sarpavaram

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple



Ugadi (March / April).
Vaisakha Sudha Ekadasi (May).
Jyestha Sudha Ekadasi (June).
Karthika Pournami, Ekadasi (November).
Magha Masam Sundays, Radha Sapthami (February).


Accommodation At  Sarpavaram

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple


So many Delux Hotels and 3 Star Hotels are available at Kakinada. 5Km away from the temple.

Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple  Contact Phone Number:

Executive Officer,
Sri Bhavanarayana Swamy Temple,
Sarpavaram,
Kakinda Rural Mandal.
Phone No: 0884 - 2372734(R)