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SOWMYANATHA SWAMY TEMPLE

Nandalur, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

Presiding deity Sri Soumyanatha Swamy is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He faces East direction, idol is Seven-foot-tall. Sri Soumyanatha Swamy salagramadhara with four hands one holding a Sudarshana chakram and another a Panchajanya sankham. Another deities of this temple prayoga Narasimha Swamy, Vinayaka Swamy and Anjaneya Swamy.

Goddess

Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi ammavaru holding two lotuses is seen on the chest of the presiding deity.

Interesting Facts

  • Soumyanatha Swamy temple is situated near Cheyyur river in Kadapa district. Sun rays fall directly on the lotus feet of the presiding deity Lord Sri Soumyanatha swamy.
  • Deity is clearly visible during sunrise and sunset without any bright source of light coming to the temple and the Idol is clearly visible from the entrance itself.

Best Season To Visit

As the region remains hot during the Summer season. The best months to visit are September to February.

Weather

Highest - March to July (42 °C during day and 25 °C during night)Average - May (34.4 °C during day and 20 °C during night)Lowest - November to February (27 °C during day and 18 °C during night)Monsoon season - August to November

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 temple premises.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Rtc Bus stand, Rajampet
11 KM 08565-240266
Nandalur Railway Station
2 KM 9100992907
Tirupati International Airport
94 KM 0877-2275354
Kadapa Airport
54 KM 08562-200130

Architecture

"Soumya" means "Lakshmi Devi" so the Lord being adipathi of Goddess is named as Soumyanatha Swamy. Temple faces East direction and was built in Chola style of architecture.This temple has four Rajagopurams, which stands in four directions. Main gopuram was built by the King Someswara III in the 12th Century, South facing gopuram was built during the Vijayanagara period. There is a deepa sthambham with four lion-heads sculpted on it. There is also a high Dhwajasthambham, Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy is located at the entrance of the sanctorum.

The walls of the temple are adorned with images of sun, moon and fish. The temple has several inscriptions in tamil on its walls, which dates from 10th to 17th Century. As per inscriptions on the temple walls, this temple holds 120 acres of agriculture lands, which is meant for the development and maintenance of temple activities. The mandapa of temple is supported on 108 beautiful pillars which have lions carved at their bases. The pillars of the mandapam (porch) have lion’s heads at the bottom of the pillar.There is also a small pond opposite to Gali gopuram, within temple premises. The entire temple is constructed using red-stone.

History

This temple was built by cholas in the 11th century. During later centuries Pandyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara kings, Pottapi Kings, Nellore Cholas and Matli Kings also contributed to the development of the temple. Great poet Annamayya praised Sri Soumyanatha Swamy with 16 of his sankeertanas.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 11:00 AM 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Sevas

Abhishekam
Friday
06:00 - 06:30
30 Mins
10.00/ Person

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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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SOWMYANATHA SWAMY TEMPLE

Nandalur, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

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