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ATTIRAALA SIVA TEMPLE

Attirala, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

The main deity of this temple is known as Parasurameswara Swamy or Sri Thretheswara swamy. Here Lord is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Here Lord Shiva in the form of a stone sivalingam facing towards West and installed by Parasurama.

Goddess

Kamakshi Ammavaru is Consort of Lord shiva.

Interesting Facts

  • This temple is picturesquely situated on the bank of the river Bahuda (Cheyyeru) on a hillock.
  • Jyothi, lighted on festivals, is visible to distance of 30 Kms around.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit the temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - April to June (38 °C during day and 22°C during night)Average - May (33.7 °C during the day and 25 °C during night)Lowest - October to February(26 °C during day and 17 °C during night)Monsoon season - June to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smoking and drinking is prohibited in this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Apsrtc Busstand Rajampet
8.2 KM 9959225775
Railway Station Rajampet
6.4 KM 08565-240203
Tirupati International Airport
89 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

Parasuramesvara Temple is also known as Thretheswara swamy Temple. According to tradition there lived a Rakshasa by name Threthasura in Thretayuga who brought misery not only to man kind but to sages also. Then to get rid of him, sage Narada and other Maharshis peformed a yagna in propitiation of lord Eswara. Eswara came out from the homa gundam in the form of a Tejo lingam and emancipated the rakshasa by killing him. Sri Parasurama was installed in a temple and hence the shrine is known as Parasurama kshetram. Parasuramesvara Temple is facing in West direction and constructed in the Chola type of pilasters, sculptures decorative devices. Parasuramesvara Temple has Rectangular gopura gateway. It measures 3 metres x 5.10 metres and has a Dhwaja Stambham. Exterior measuring 8.3 x 5.35 meters and apsidal in the interior. The walls of the garbhagriha an few with sculptures in between pilasters and the recesses.The doorway of the sanctum is of trisaka type. The jambs are decorated with patralatha, stambha and lathapatra motifs. The dvarapalas an represented at the bottom portion of the door jambs. At the lintel Gajalakshmi is present. Above the lalatapattika makaratorna is featured. Interestingly, the torana contains a warrior holding a sword and shield in the center. On either side simhamukhas are carved in which kneeling human.

Siva Kalyanasundaramurti sculpture is found carved on the wall portion of the Garbhagriha of the temple. Siva has a young bridegroom is standing in tribanga pose. The image of Nataraja is found on the wall of Garbhagriha. The temple figures for the first time in an epigraph 969 A.D. To the south of this temple there is a 72 pillared hall,It consists of garbhagriha. antarala and mukhamandapa walled on all sides and with an open pillared mandapa. In the south west position of the courtyard. The open pillared mandapa is located in the south west of the courtyard. It measures 21.80 X 10.70 m. The mandapa contains 72 pillars arranged in 6 rows, each containing of 12 pillars. The pillars are of three types viz., a pillar with a rectangular block at the base with tapering octagonal shaft. In the second type pillar consists three square blocks at bottom, middle and top and thus dividing the octagonal shaft in two sections and the third type of pillars contain round-shafts. However all the pillars have the corbels of roll and leaf type. Kevalamurti form of Siva is found laying in the mukhamandapa. It is supposed to be the original image enshrined in the sanctum. In this image Siva is represented as Sthanakamurri. The legs of the image are broken below the knees. Holy river Cheyyeru located near foothill.

Religious Significance

In Trethayuga, Jamadagini the great sage suspecting the chastity of his wife asked his son to cut off her head, but the first two were reluctant to obey his orders. His third son Parasurama obEyed his father and thus incurred the sin of Killing his mother. At his request, Jamadagni asked his son to make pilgrimages to holy kshetras to get rid of his sin. Thus parasurama went all around `kshetras, but he was free from the sin only after taking bath in the Cheyyeru Madugu and offering worship to the god Tretesvara. From then onwards this place got the name Hatyarala (Hathya in Sanskrit means to be killed and ralu in Telugu means to fall). The present form Attirala is said to be corrupted form of Hatyarala. Sankha and Likitha two brahmin brothers were living on either side of the river. Likitha used to cross the river to learn Sastra from his elder brother. One day while on the way to his brother’s house, he felt hungry and plucked two mangoes from the garden. Then he informed his brother about his doings.Sankha asked him to report this King and get the punishment for the theft. The king Ravivarma, ruling over Pottanipindu , ordered his staff to cut off his two arms. Then Likitha came to his brother without arms. Sankha asked his brother to take bath in this river. When Likitha had his bath in the river with devotion, his hands were restored. As the river gave hands to Likitha, it got the name Cheyyeru ( In Telugu, Cheyyi means Hand, Yeru means river). The temple was built in 10 century A.D by Vaidumbas.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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Airports

Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
MGBS 35 KM
CBS 28 KM
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757
Private Transport1 8 KM 9546858757

Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757
Local Transport1 5 KM 9546858757

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