Arulmigu kalahasti Temple


Sri Kalahasti temple is situated 36 km away from Tirupati is famous for its Vayu linga. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kalahasteeswara with his concert Parvati as Gnana Prasunambika Devi.Legend: According to Hindu mythology, the elephant or Hasti used to clean the Shiva deity by watering the idol with the help of river-water carried in his trunks and pray for him by placing Vilva leaves. The spider or Sri tried to protect the deity from external damage by weaving his web and to provide shelter for the Shiva lingam. The snake or Kala used to place its precious gem on the linga to adorn the lord. In this way, they all worshipped the Vayu linga separately without knowing what the other was doing.One day, the spider had built a very big and thick web around the deity to protect it from dust and weather while the snake places its gem. The elephant not knowing this and assuming that this form of puja by Sri and Kala is a desecration by the seeming miscreants, pours water on it and cleans it up. This causes a war between the three. The snake punishes the elephant by entering its trunk and in the process kills itself while the elephant runs amok and hits its trunk and head against the shiva linga. During this struggle, the spider is squashed against the linga by the elephant's trunk and the elephant dies due to the snake's poison. Lord Shiva then appeared and gave moksha to all three of them for their selfless devotion. The spider takes rebirth as a great king while the elephant and the snake reaches heaven for satisfying all its karma.This king continues his good work from his previous birth and builds a variety of temples that seeks to protect the underlying deity with tons of stones. It is interesting to note that all his temples, keep the deity beyond the access of an elephant. In this temple, access to the deity is through a narrow passage in the side of the building that prevents an elephant from extending its trunk over the lord from any side.

Srikalahasteeswara Swamy Temple is reputed as the Rahu Kethu Kshetra, If the People who have Rahu Kethu Doshas and Sarpa Doshas, the un married and No children and those who are facing various problems for long period and perform the most effective Rahu - Kethu Sarpa Dosha Nivarana Puja in this Temple all the Doshas get removed and desired results occur. Thousands of Devotees from the country and abroad perform this puja and fulfill their vows again and again after receiving good results.

Pooja Timing

Pooja Timings
Koo Pooja
6.00 a.m.
Ukshakala Pooja
6.30 a.m. To 7.30 a.m
Kala santhi Pooja
7.30 a.m. To 8.30 a.m
Uchikala Pooja
11.30 a.m. To 12.00 Noon
Pradhosa Kaalam
5.00 p.m. To 5.30 p.m
Sayaratchai Pooja
6.00 p.m. To 7.00 p.m
Arthajama Pooja
8.30 p.m.

Temple Opening Time

Morning :   06.00 AM To 12.30 P.M

Evening :   04.00 PM To 08.30 P.M

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