Friday, May 11, 2018

Pallikondeswarar Temple, Surutapalli, Andhra Pradesh

Pallikondeswarar Temple, Surutapalli, Andhra Pradesh
Pallikondeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Surutapalli Village in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh, India. This Temple is also known as Pradosha Kshetram. Pradosha is celebrated with great shradha, popularity and vigour here and as per beliefs, it was here where practice of celebrating Pradosha Kalam started in origin. Presiding Deity is called as Pallikondeeswarar / Valmikeswarar and Mother is called as Maragathambigai.

This Temple is quite unique. Usually Lord Shiva is seen only in the form of a Linga but here He is seen in human form and that too in the reclining pose on the lap of Goddess Parvathi like Vishnu Ananthaasana. The name Surutapalli comes from the fact that Lord Shiva is rested at the lap of Goddess Parvathi feeling little dizzy after consuming poison during the churning of milky ocean – Palli means resting, Surutta means a little dizzy.

Lord Shiva has 5 faces; Isanam, Thatpurusham, Vaamadevam, Sathyojaatham and Agoram. There are 5 ancient Shiva temples on the banks of Kosasthalaiyar (Brahmaranya River) representing the 5 faces of Lord Shiva and this is one of them representing the Tatpurusha face of Lord Shiva.
The other 4 being are;
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This temple built by Vijayanagara emperor Vidhyaranyar was in a dilapidated state but now it has been renovated beautifully. Kanchipuram Sankara Paramacharya is considered to have spent lot of time here meditating and he is the person who traced this place to Ramayana period findings. This temple was one of the favorites of the Paramacharya, who stayed here for 10 days, and in whose memory a Dhyana Mandapam was constructed. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi and Sri Vijayendra Saraswathi performed the Kumbabhishekam of the temple on June 23, 2002.
The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 06.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m and 04.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.
Shivarathri in February-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Tiruvadhirai in December-January are the festivals of the temple. Pradosham days morning 6.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Sani Pradosham is especially important when about 15,000 devotees throng this temple. On the occasion of Maha Shivaratri well over 30,000 devotees wait for the darshan of Pallikondeswarar.
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Surutapalli is the place, where Pradosha puja first began. If devotees worship Pallikonda Easwara, who swallowed the venom to save the world on Pradosha day falling on a Saturday, they will recover the losses. Those demoted will be reinstalled in their proper position again with promotion too. Obstacles in wedding proposals will not occur. Separated couples will see re-union in life. Realizing their wishes, devotees perform archanas to Lord Shiva with Vilwa garlands.
Pallikondeswarar Temple,
Surutapalli, Dasukuppam Post,
Nagalapuram M.D.,
Chittoor District – 517 588
Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone: +91 8576 278 599 / 274 971
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