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SRI CHENGALAMMA TEMPLE

Sullurupeta, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Goddess

The main deity of this temple is Chengallama Parameswari who is an incarination of Godess Parvathi facing South.

Interesting Facts

  • Goddess Chengalamma has enormous powers, ISRO scientists visits Sri Chengalamma Parameswara for blessings before launching any satellite.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are October to March.

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.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the Temple Premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
APSRTC Bus Stand, Sullurupeta
1.2 KM 040-30102828
Railway Station, Sullurpeta
1.1 KM 139
Tirupati International Airport
68 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

The goddess at earlier days used to called as Tenkali (Dakshina Kali) later the name Tenkali replaced by Chengali and then to current name Chengalamma. Then the village formed around this temple and named it as Chengali Peta. During the British ruling, they changed the name to Sullurpeta. The temple faces South direction. There is a 7-Tier raja gopuram exqusite stucco images of various deities.

Religious Significance

Once upon a time, that is about 10th century at Nellore district beside Kalangi river, few cow taker while swimming noticed Goddess idol, immediately they rused to the village to inform all. Further, villagers reached the place to collect the idol, to their surprise all their efforts in moving idol went vain. Next day with all the hope they approached the idol and noticed that idol is facing towards south and was standing straight. Only after performing poojas, they were able to lift the Idol. Idol was carried to the current place and installed it here. 400 years back, villagers tried to build door for the temple, at that time Goddess appeared in their dream and instructed them that she is here to give blessings to the pilgrims at all times, hence the trials for making doors should be withdrawn and temple should be opened for 24 hours. By following Goddess instructions, the villagers left the temple opened for 24 hours. Chengalamma Thalli and her Idol in the temple faces the sea. 

History

Around the 10th century, the Chola Dynasty who ruled the region during that time, built a small hut to Sri Chengalamma by learning about goddess, who originated in the Kalangi River.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Pooja

Abhishekam
All Days
Astotram
All Days
Kumkumarchana
All Days

Tours










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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SRI CHENGALAMMA TEMPLE

Sri Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh, India

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