Sahasrakshi Meru Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam
Situated near Visakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh, Sahasrakshi Meru Temple also called as Devipuram Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Goddess Sahasrakshi form of Goddess Parvati. The temple is built by Dr. N. Prahalada Sastry, a former university professor and nuclear physicist. Primarily belongs to the Shakta school of Hinduism, it acts as a hub for spiritual and rural empowerment workshops.
According to the legends, the temple is founded by Dr. N. Prahalada Sastry, a former university professor and nuclear physicist, who is also called as Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati and very specifically called as spiritual guru. He had a successful 23-year career with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. He started the construction of the temple in the year 1985. The consecration of the temple was in the year 1994 and he descri...View more
es that his establishment of the temple was specifically based on the vision of Goddess Sahasrakshi.
The temple is built based on the South Indian style of architecture. There are three temples in the premises. This temple is built in a unique three-story structure based on the Sri Chakra that means a three-dimensional projection of the Hindu diagram. There are more than 100 life-sized murthis of different shaktis or yoginis based on Srividya cosmology in temple's sanctorum.
Timings : 09.00 AM to 02.00 PM and from 03.00 PM to 05.00 PM.
Wear modest clothes
Visakhapatnam is one among the most nonviolent townships in India; it has a rich fusion of various cultures and spiritual concord. This city has a combination of all old and new cultures. The ancient temples are under the gloom of gigantic ports.The people of Vizag are very modest, helpful and amicable. Telugu and Oriya are the languages spoken by the local people. They have migrated to place near Kalinga and Orissa. Added to this, there are large numbers of workers who work in all parts of India. Vizag cuisine combines the taste of North Indian and South Indian cuisines. The beach side dish of the place is 'Murri Mixture'. Besides this, Vizag foodstuffs also consist of Upmas, Idlis and Dosas. Vizag cuisines are special for its yummy chutneys and pickles.
Sahasrakshi Meru Temple.Devipuram, Via Ammulapalem P.O, Anakapalle,Andhra Pradesh-531001
Buses are available from all places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to reach Sahasrakshi Meru Temple in Devipuram.
Nearest railway station to Devipuram Temple is Simhachalam North Railway Station, which is about 25 km from the temple.
Nearest airport to Devipuram Temple is Visakhapatnam Airport, which is about 22 km to the temple.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 09:00 AM onwards and thereafter daily seva program's to be conducted as per the temple Calender.
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