Wednesday 20 February 2013

Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy vari Devasthanam, Sri Kalahasti

Sri Kalahashi Temple is the abode of Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy(Lord Shiva) and Goddess Gnana Prasunambika Devi(Goddess Parvathi Devi). The Main deity of the temple is the Vayu(air)Linga. Vayu is incarnated as Lord Shiva and is known as Kalahasteeswara. 

The Temple is located on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi(a tributary of the river Penna), Sri Kalahasthi, near Tirupati, Chittor Dsitrict, Andhra Pradesh, India.

History of the Temple:
The Holy Temple was constructed in the 12th century by the Chola King, RajaRajendra.

Temple Legend:
Sri Kalahasti is names after the staunch devotees of Lord Shiva. They were the Spider(Sri), the Serpent(Kala) and the Elephant(Hasti). Appeased with their Unflinching devotion, Lord Shiva gave them a boon that their names be merged with the VayuLinga and called as Sri KalaHasti.
Parvathi gained Shiva Gnanam and came to be known as Gnana Prasunamba.

The Temple City is famous for Kalamkari art, painting on cotton or silk textiles with dyes made from vegetables. 

Temple Timings:
I) Saturday to Monday 6:00am to 9:30pm
II) Tuesday to Friday 6:00am to 9:00pm

Temple Address and Temple Contact Telephone Numbers
Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Vari Devasthanam,
Sri Kalahasti,
Chittor District,
Andhra Pradesh,
Pin Code: 517844

Ph. No's: 08578-221336/222240. Contact the temple authorities for more information during temple timings 6:00am to 9:00pm only