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SRI KAPILESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

Sri Kapileswara Swamy is the main deity of this temple. The Lord is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. He is in Linga form, facing West direction. It is believed that that Sri Kapileswara Shiva Linga is Swayambhu form of Lord Shiva. This Lingam was installed by Kapila Maharshi.

Goddess

Goddess Parvati is the consort of Lord Kapileswara Swamy.

Interesting Facts

  • There is a unique Waterfall where the water of mountain streams drop from a height of over 100 feet into a large pond in front of the temple.
  • Another popular tourist places in here Jungle Book Park opposite to temple, Sri Venkateswara National park is 6 kms from the temple.
  • The temple receives innumerable number of devotees especially during the annual Shivarathri Festival. Another good time to visit Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple is during the festival of annual Brahmotsavam,when it also participates actively along with other shrines of Tirupati. Vinayaka Utsava and Karthika Deepam are two other important celebrations here. The sight of hundreds of Deepams illuminating the premises of the temple during Karthika Deepam is breathtaking.

Best Season To Visit

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

Weather

Highest - March to July (42 °C during day and 20 °C during night)Average - May (40 °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 this temple.
  • Chewing betel leaves, tobacco, gutka and spitting inside temple is strictly prohibited.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
APSRTC BUS STAND, Tirupati
3.5 KM 0877-2289900
Tirupati Railway Station
3.4 KM 0877-2225810
Tirupati International Airport
17 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

Sri Kapileswaraswami temple, Saint Kapila Maharshi was said to have lived here, worshipped and meditated in the cave in front of the idol of Lord Shiva, hence the placed is named after the saint as Kapila Theertham, Lord Shiva named as Kapileshwara Swamy. The temple is south facing temple with Dravidian Style of Architechure. Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple consists of Bali peetam is in front of Dhwaja Sthambham.

In this temple walls we can observe paintings (Cow pouring milk on Shiva Linga). Greatness of Lord Sri Kapileswara was mentioned in the Kulothunga Chola inscriptions. These are the most ancient inscriptions among all the inscriptions found in the temple and belong to the 10th century. Here there is a Ratha Mandapam. At entrance of temple, there is a big pushkarini. This pushkarini is surrounded on its three sides by pillared mandapas. The shiva lingam here is made of brass. A huge stone statue of a seated bull nandi.

Religious Significance

Maharishi kapila, who was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva. Pleased with his unwavering devotion, Lord Shiva along with Goddess Parvati gave him their divine darshan at this location. During the same time, a Kapila Lingam appeared out of the Earth.

According to temple legend Kapila Muni had performed penance to Shiva at this place and blessed with the Muni's devotion, Shiva and Parvathi presented themselves. It may be mentioned here that Tirumala is Kaliyuga Vaikuntam and Sri Vaikuntanathan has manifested himself as Lord Srinivasa. The scared Tirumala Hills consisting of seven peaks is considered to be seven hooded Adisesha. Before going to have darshan of perumal, one is supposed to shed his/her ill qualities like anger, desire, lust and one has to approach Lord with sattva gunam. Hence, it is recommended to go to Kapila Theertham before trekking the hills. Out of 1008 Theerthams in Tirumala, Kapila Theertham is the only Divya/Holy Theertham which is at the foot of the hill. The water springs up from Lord's right toe in one of the cliffs and hence Kapila Theertham is considered to be very sacred.

History

Sri Kapileswaraswami Temple is constructed between the period of 13th- 16th century by Krishnadevaraya -Vijayanagara King. Thirumala Nayak was visited this temple in 17th century. Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya, and the eternally famous Sri Krishna Deva Raya, and some of the later rulers like Venkatapathi Raya, and Aliya Ramaraya, Sri Krishna Deva Raya's son-in-law. The Pallava Kings, Vijayanagara Kings, Tirumala Mahants and so many others developed this historically and sacred temple.

Temple Timings

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

Sevas

Unjal Seva (Every month)
All Days
18:00 - 19:00
2
Adults
1 Hr
116.00/ Person
Subramanya Swamy Vari Abhishekam
All Days
17:30 - 18:00
1
Adults
30 Mins
50.00/ Person
Dakshina murthy Swamy Vari Abhishekam
All Days
17:00 - 17:30
1
Adults
30 Mins
50.00/ Person
Navagraha Abhishekam
All Days
17:00 - 17:30
1
Adults
30 Mins
100.00/ Person
Ekantha Seva
All Days
20:00 - 20:15
1
Adults
15 Mins
10.00/ Person
Suprabhatam
All Days
05:00 - 05:30
30 Mins

Pooja

Abhishekam
All Days
18:00 - 19:00
1
Adults
30 Mins
10.00/ Person
Alakaram,Archana
All Days
06:30 - 07:00
1
Adults
30 Mins
2.00/ Person
Sahasra Namarchana
All Days
16:30 - 17:00
1
Adults
30 Mins
2.00/ Person
Lalitha Sahasra Namarchana
All Days
17:30 - 18:00
1
Adults
30 Mins
50.00/ Person
Deeparadhana
All Days
18:00 - 18:30
1
Adults
30 Mins
5.00/ Person

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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Nearest Attractions

Museum SRI VENKETESWARA MUSEUM
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Religious artifacts of Puja utensils, Time-honored art

Distance:18 KM
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Natural stone formation

Distance:19 KM
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Akasa Ganga water is used for daily Abhishek at main Sri Venkateswara temple

Distance:20.5 KM
Wildlife SRI VENKATESWARA NATIONAL PARK
  Tirumala, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

One of the biosphere reserves of India in admist of Seshachalam hill ranges.

Distance:37 KM
Boating SHILPARAMAM BOATING AREA
  Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

A joyful Boat ride in the Art and Artifactual hub, The Shilparamam

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Fort CHANDRAGIRI FORT
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Spiritual Monuments SREEVARI PADAALU
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Waterfalls TALAKONA WATERFALLS
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Talakona Waterfalls is one of the highest waterfalls in A.P.

Distance:60 KM
Trekking NAGALAPURAM TREKKING
  Nagalapuram , Andhra Pradesh, India

Mystical Trek along with tier wise Water pools alongside the Trek.

Distance:100 KM

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