Kallakuru Shri Venkateswaraswamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh, West Godavari
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is located in a Village called Kallakuru which is just 5 km away from Bhimavaram. Here, Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Kallakuru Venkateswara Swamy. The temple dates back to 16th century.
According to the legends, once a brahmin named Sridhar lived at Tirupati Venkatachalam. He fell in love with Padmavathi, an angel who used to sing songs with her veena for the Lord. Sridhar proposed her for a marriage which Padmavathi rejected and both of them cursed each other. Both of them prayed to the Lord to relive them from their curses. Lord Venkateshwara told Padmavathi will emerge as a river near Godavari and told Sridhar to install an i...View more
ol near the river. After that they will be relieved from their curses. Once Sridhar dreamt of Lord telling him that he emerged as a rock statue in a peepal tree located at west of River Padmavathi. Next day, Sridhar found that statue and installed it at the eastern side of the river. Both Sridhar and Padmavathi got relieved from the curse.
The internal walls and mandapam are designed with idols of gods and goddesses. The statue of Kallakuru Venkateshwara Swamy has a tuft (sikha)t at his back head and Goddess Maha Lakshmi in his heart. At the right and left sides Goddess Padmavathi and Goddess Aandal are present.
Timings : 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM and from 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Wear proper dress code while visiting temples.
The district is well known for its wool-pile carpets and hand woven products.There are many landmarks and tourism destinations in the district. Eluru is the largest city of the district with many destinations related to Buddhists and Archeological importance such as Guntupalli Caves near the city.Eluru city hosts 74 feet high Buddha statue in the heart of the city.Buddha Park at Eluru.Some of the religious destinations include, Dwaraka Tirumala known with the name as Chinna Tirumala,Pancharama Kshetras of Palacole and Bhimavaram etc.Other destinatins of tourism importance are Perupalem Beach at Narasapuram, the Kolleru Lake being the largest fresh water in the country and a bird sanctuary,Dowleswaram Barrage and Godavari river.
Kallakuru Shri Venkateswaraswamy Temple,Juvvalapalem Rd, Kallakuru, Andhra Pradesh-534237
Daily Morning Pooja and arati to Lord Venkateswara starts from 06:30 AM onwards and thereafter, archana and seva's programs to be conducted as per the temple Schedule.
Alvarula Utsavams, Ugadi, Sri Krishnastami, Sri Devinavaratrulu (Dusherra), Dhanurmasam , Sri Swamy Vari Kalyanotsavams