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SRI PALLIKONDESWARAR TEMPLE

Surutapalli, Nagalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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God

Main Deity of the Surutupalli Temple is Pallikondeswara Swamy. He is the form of Lord Shiva. Pallikondeswara Swamy also known as Neelakantha. He is 6 feet high with long Reclining pose.

Goddess

Here Pallikondeswara Swamy consort, Goddess Parvati is in the sitting position with the Lord's head on her lap along with Kamadhenu (the celestial Cow) and Kalpaha Vruksham (believed to be a holy tree known for granting boons to devotees) on either sides.

Interesting Facts

  • This temple is located on the banks of Arani river.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit Surutupalli 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
Govt Bus Depot Uthukottai
2 KM 9513508001
Thiruvallur Railway Station
29 KM 0755 661 0661
Tirupati International Airport
73 KM 0877-2275354

Architecture

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. Pallikondeswara Swamy temple faces East ditection. The temple is an Dravidian Style of Architecture.

The temple three tier Raja Gopuram renovated recently to five tier with sculptures of hindu deities. Lord Dakshinamoorthy is seen only alone in most of the temples but here he is present with his consort Taara in the outer wall of the Valmiki Eswaran Shrine.

Religious Significance

Once Indra lost his kingdom and found that only if he consumed the Divine Nectar he could rule. So there was a tug of war between the Devas and Asuras to obtain this Nectar. As they were churning the Ocean, before the Nectar came the Poison. So there was complete pandemonium. Lord Shiva then swallowed the poison and came to be called Nilakandan. A stunned Parvathi quickly stopped the poison at the throat. Shiva then became drowsy and selected Surutapalli, where he is seen sleeping on the lap of Parvathi. During the Samudra Mathan between Devas and asuras for obtaining the Amrita (elixir of immortality), poison came from the mouth of Vasuki (King of Serpents). The Poison was so toxic that it might have destroyed the entire universe. To avoid that Lord Shiva drank the entire poison. Seeing this, Goddess Parvati came and put her hand on the throat of Lord Shiva for stopping the poison from spreading the entire body. Due to that the poison remained in he throat and Lord Shiva's throat became blue in colour. Therefore, Lord Shiva is also called as Neelakantha (the blue-necked one). Lord Shiva felt dizzy after that and he rested his head on the lap of Goddess Parvati and the whole went dark. As soon as the effect of poison diminished, Lord Shiva opened his eyes. Devas and Asuras came to meet Lord Shiva after that, however, Nandi (Sacred Bull) did not gave them the permission to see Lord as he was resting and asked to wait. Later, pleased with the prayers, Lord Shiva gave the darshan. This period when Lord Shiva gave them darshan is known as Pradosha Kalam.

It is here the Prodhosha Kala Pooja has begun since ages. By performing this Prodhosha Kala Pooja everyone will find complete solutions and get rid of poverty, ill health and will be bestowed with wealth and prosperity. This is one of the most auspicious pooja in the hindu dharma. Related to Shiva Skanda Purana Prodhosha is the worship of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati when both are in an extremely propitious mood. Prayers during this period will fulfill one’s desires and bring happiness in life.

History

Kanchi Mahaperiyavar camped here for 40 days in 1976, he showed a particular place and asked people to dig it. When they did, they found this stone and Mahaperiyavar disclosed that the footprints are those of Rama’s Twins Lava and Kusa. This temple was built by Vijayanagara Emperor Vidyaranya in 10th century. Sri Jayendra Saraswati and Vijayendra Saraswati performed the Kumbabishekam of the temple on June 23, 2002. Along with it started the temple renovation.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Sevas

Suprabhatam
All Days
06:00 - 06:30
30 Mins
Thomalaseva
All Days
06:30 - 07:00
30 Mins
Sahasranamarchana
All Days
07:30 - 08:00
30 Mins
Ekanthaseva
All Days
20:30 - 21:00
30 Mins

Pooja

Arjitha Kalyanotsavam
All Days
06:00 - 06:30
30 Mins

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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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