Srikalahasti Temple

About Srikalahasti Temple:

Srikalahasti Temple is located in the town of Srikalahasti, in Tirupati district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India, and is said to be the site where Kannappa was ready to offer both his eyes to cover blood flowing from the linga before Shiva stopped him and granted him moksha.

Srikalahasti temple, situated 36 km away from Tirupati is famous for its Vayu Lingam (Wind Lingam), one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, representing wind. The temple is also regarded as Rahu-Ketu kshetra and Dakshina Kailasam. The inner temple was constructed around 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 11th century by the Rajendra Chola I, later Chola kings and the Vijayanagara kings. Shiva in his aspect as Vayu is worshiped as Kalahasteeswara.

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A place of worship and Ancient place
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, July, Summer, August, September, Autumn, October, November, Monsoon
Location: Srikalahasti, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Tirupati Airport

The nearest Airport Tirupati Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Tirupati Airport to Srikalahasti Temple is 28Kms

Railway Station: Sri Kalahasti Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Sri Kalahasti Railway Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Sri Kalahasti Railway Station to Srikalahasti Temple is 2.7kms

Bus Stand: Srikalahasti Bus stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Srikalahasti Bus stand . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Srikalahasti Bus stand to Srikalahasti Temple is 1.6Kms

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