Sri Kalahasti

srikalahasti temple

Sri Kalahasti is famous for the temple of Sri Kalahasteeswara in general and Rahu-Ketu Pooja in particular. Located on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi.

Sri kalahasti got its name after Spider, Snake, Elephant as three worshiped Lingam and attained freedom which is also called Moksham. It is the Vayu-Linga, among Pancha Bhoota Lingas.

This is the place where one could see sculptures of all 63 Nayanars with their names written on the bottom.

This temple built during ancient period. Many structures were added in the mean time, during Vijayanagara period, Sri Krishnadevaraya added 100 pillared mandapa which has been using for Rahu-Ketu Pooja.

Replica of the Five hundred year old Krishnadevaraya gopuram has been reconstructed as it is, after sudden collapse few years ago, located outside the temple complex.

How to Reach Sri Kalahasti: It is very well connected by Rail, Road and Air network as it has geographical advantage of locating 40 km from Tirupati.

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