AD In the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Saiva Nayans from Tamil Nadu like Upper, Sundar, Thirujnana Sambandar, Manikya Wachakar etc. visited this shrine and sang about its significance. After visiting the temple, Sri Adi Shankaracharya not only exemplified the devotee Kannappa in his Sivananda Lahari but also installed the crystal lingam on the Bhubaneswari Devi pedestal in the temple. Due to the fact that this field was built in a tribal area, Cree. శ. For 5,6 centuries no one was able to focus their attention on its nutrition. But with the arrival of the Pallavas in South India the magnificent sculptural movement flourished politically and regionally. On that day the temple structure was made of wood, reeds and clay to prevent it from being damaged quickly. Until the beginning of the devotional movement, Srikalahasti Kshetra was maintained by the local forest dwellers.
According to the evidence available through the Shali inscriptions on the sculpture, AD. The temple is believed to have been built by the Pallava Chola kings in the 9th century. The tower of the temple was built by Kulothunga Chola. Due to the greatness of Sri Kalahasti written by Dhoorjati, Veera Narasimha Yadava Rayas built the caves Haima, Girija Guha Bhairava Guha, the gopura manta padu and the dance hall with bricks. The southern tower was built by Kulothunga Chola in the 12th century. The Biksha Gopuram is said to have been built by Devadasi beggars during the reign of Yadava Narasimha Rayas. The coronation of Achutharayala, the brother of Krishnadevarayala, took place in 1529 AD in the sixteen foot mandapam itself. Sri Krishna Devarayalu built a mandapa in the 16th century AD. It is also known as the ‘Royal Hall’. And built a large wind tower. Golconda state ministers Akkana and Madanna erected Shivalingas here with their names.
The architectural expansion of the temple extends only towards the north, south and west. But the mountain did not extend to the east because it was horizontal. The west-facing sanctum sanctorum resembles the style of the Pallavas with no ornaments. Due to this, the temple dates back to the Pallava period. The sanctum sanctorum is located four meters northeast of the sanctum sanctorum. The deity situated in this sannidhi is called Jnanaprasunamba. The exterior of the sanctum sanctorum depicts a series of marvelous paintings, such as the Koota Cage, rows of lotus buds, pillars, and beautiful colored vases planted by the Pandya and Vijayanagara kings. K.S. In the 18th century, Natukoti Shettiar of Tamil Nadu built a four-sided porch on the inner walls of the Shiva temple, Devi temples and pavilions to form a cocoon.
Sri Kalahasti Temple Importance
1. Sivanandaika Nilayam (Mount Kailash)
Sivanandaika Nilayam is a mountain located in the Srikalahasti Kshetra. This Sivanandaika Nilayam is one of the most famous peaks of the Kailash Mountains. This peak is known as Dakshina Kailasamu wherever you drop it on the ground with an unbearable weight to Lord Shiva while praying to Lord Shiva seeking the creative power of Lord Brahma. Lord Shiva bestowed blessings on Lord Brahma so that you could attain the auspicious auspicious auspicious auspicious auspicious auspicious auspicious auspicious auspicious auspicious Today, Sivanandaika (Mount Kailash) in Srikalahasti is home to the mountain peak that was blessed by Lord Shiva to Lord Brahma. The temple of Lord Brahma is also located in the shrine as a symbol of this. Currently, the Sivanandaika Nilaya peak in South Kailasam is also known as Kannappa Hill. Hence this field is popularly known as Siddha Kshetra
It is known that in the early days of the world, the god of air, Karpura Linga, was worshiped with devotion and penance for many thousands of years. Lord Vayu Deva, who realized his penance, I enjoyed the penance that you have meditated on for so long with motionless devotion that you should be able to move. I have come to give you the gifts you want because you are not a devotee. “What gifts do you want?” That is why the god of air ‘Swami’, who is not in the world, is not present in the world, I am the chief in every living being, and this camphor lingam, which is your image, bestows blessings on me so that my name may be called. ‘
Samba Shiva rejoiced and said ‘Oi! These three gifts you desire are desirable. You will not be spread all over the world according to your preference. Neither you nor the tuna can survive. My yee lingam is now known as the Vayu lingam in your name. Since then, the Kshetra Mandali Karpura Lingam has been worshiped by people all over the world in the name of Vayu Lingam.
Sri Kalahasti Sri Gnana Prasunamba Devi
At the time of Dakshayajna, Goddess Drakshayani was reborn as Goddess Gauri Devi, the daughter of the snow-capped Pidapa, who was burnt at Yagagni, and married Lord Shiva in Pune. That is why God said that you will not be able to marry unless you have regained the power of this perfectly. Parameswari then asked Parameswara what was his immediate duty and then Parameswara instructed Parameswari (Panchakshari). The next Parameswari, with his own hands, established the Srichakra in the realm of this, regained his power, married Parameswara, stood on the establishment of the Srichakra Bindu and distributed the cognitive power he had acquired to all living beings. Therefore, in this field, it is being worshiped by acting as a sage. From the time of Bhardwaj Mahamuni (Maharshi) who received his mantra, the Bhardwaj dynasty has been performing shad kala pujas in this shrine till date.
Suvarnamukhi River: – (Divya Ganga)
Agastya Maha Muni and his disciples came to the south and meditated. Then they did not have access to water and became terribly angry with Brahman. Brahma appeared and praised the warmth and commissioned Akasha Ganga as requested by Muni as a boon. The Ganga Devi Suvarnamukhari stream originates on the Agastya mountain and joins the northern channel over the Srikalahasti in the eastern sea. Today, the river is a tributary of the Tirtha Kings and flows south of Kailasa. The Suvarnamukhi flows as the northern channel on this field. It is legendary to be the equivalent of the river Ganga. The Gangadhi rivers receive only one tributary every twelve years. But the Suvarnamukhi River in this Dakshinakailasa Kshetra is especially crowded on the full moon day of the month of Makha with the star Makha.
Sri Kalahasti Temple Karthika Masa
The month of Karthika is most beloved to Lord Shiva. Every day is so sacred! On Kartik Mondays, especially on the occasion of Shravana Nakshatra Tithinadu ‘Kotisomavara Vrata’, special pujas are performed for Shiva Kesava.
On the day of Karthika Shuddha Nagula Chaviti, the entire town fasts and worships snakes at the mounds of snakes.
On the occasion of Karthika Full Moon, Karthika Dipotsavam and Jwala Toranam, the temple celebrates by lighting lanterns with Bharani Pramidas in the Shiva temple and lighting a rudder outside the temple with special pujas.
Before the Karthika New Moon, the village powers Nalagangamma, Muthyalamma, Ankamma, Bhubaneswari, Kavamma and Ankala Parameswari are celebrated on the same day as the seven Ganga Jatara in the most glorious manner. This is a specialty of Srikalahasti.
From Karthika Bahula Dashami to Amavasya, Sri Swami and Amma Varla perform Laksha Bilvarchana and Laksha Kunkumarchana. The festival is held on the streets of the town hall.
Usha in the temple for 30 days from Padyami in the month of Margashir to Sankranti, the transition to Capricorn; Dream anointing pujas are performed. On Friday, the Pura Veedi festival celebrates the idol of the goddess ‘Manonmani’ as Gobbilakshmi every morning.
On the Vaikuntha Ekadashi festival in the month of Margashir, there is also a procession on the silver, remnant vehicle and silver yali vehicle of the festival-goers of Swami and Ammavar.
In the month of Margashira, on the day of Sri Swami’s birth star, Sri Swami’s auspicious star, Arudra Nakshatra, Sri Nataraja Swami performs lingakruti with father’s starch (rice flour) in front of them and performs today’s anointing puja.
Sri Swami Amma anoints Warla with hot water. This is called ‘Arudra Abhishekam’. Today’s pottery is cremated in the fire pit behind the walled Nandi outside the temple premises at night for star peace. It is also known as ‘Arikatla Utsav’.
Special pujas are performed for Sri Kalabhairava Swami on the occasion of Sri Kalabhairavashtami on Margashira Bahula Ashtami.
On the day of Makar Sankranti, the ‘Pradosha Utsava Murti’ is performed around Kailasagiri.
On the day of Kanuma festival, the festival-goers, Sri Somaskandamoorthy and Ammavarlu go round Kailasagiri and invite devotees and ascetics to the Maha Shivaratri festival. Thousands of devotees take part in the procession around Giri. In the evening devotees take part in the waiting service. On this occasion, Sri Swami Ammavaral is popularly known as the ‘Darshan of the entrance to the air tower’ and the ‘liberation of sins from millions of births’. The next urban street festival will be held.
On the day of Magha Amavasya Tithinadu, special anointing pujas are performed to add the ceremonial idols of Sri Swami and Ammavarla to Sri Bhardwaj Tirthan (Lobavi).
On the occasion of ‘Rathasaptami’ in Magha Shuddha, after special pujas at the temple, the devotees of Sri Swami Ammavar celebrate the festival of Pura streets on Surya Prabha and Yali vehicles.
On the occasion of Magha Shuddha Ekadashi ‘Bhishma Ekadashi’, special pujas are performed by the devotees of Sri Swami Ammavarla along with the devotees of Sri Subrahmanyeshwara Swami Warla with Sri Valli Devasena in the mandapa below Vijnanagiri.
On the occasion of Magha Purnami ‘Vyasa Purnami’, the Panchamurtis, (1. Sri Somaskandamoorthy 2. Sri Ammavaru 3. Sri Vinayaka Swami 4. Sri Valli Devasena Sameta Sri Sri Subrahmanyeshwara Swami 5. Chandikeshwara Swami) are added to the banks of the Swarnamukhi River. In the palanquin, the Swami brings his trident and the Vedic scholars explain the sadyomukti vrata and its significance. The chakra is bathed by a ‘trident’. Thousands of devotees also cycle. It is also known as ‘Swarnamukhi Pushkaradinam’. Pragada believes that bathing in this river will give less effect to the effort. Special Pujas Nandi and lion vehicles with pancha idols are held on the next town street.