Sri Sunama Jakini Matha
Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur
Situated at Gooty town in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, Sri Sunama Jakini Matha temple is a famous temple deicated to Sri Sunama Jakini Matha. Sri Sunama Jakini Matha is worshipped as goddess re-incarnation by Arekatika community. The foundation stone was laid on 22-02-2002 and Praana Pratishta of main deity was done on 14-02-2003.
According to the legends, Sri Sunama Jakini matha was born into Are katika community in Pinnepalli village in Anantapur district. She got married to Hanumanthakari Thanji Rao from Yadiki village at a very young age. She used to observe fasting very often and one day during her fasting she went unconscious. Her husband thought that she is dead and ordered to bury her. Her husband refused to pass on the message of her death to her family. Later, wh...View more
le preparing for burial, people found out that she is alive. However, Hanumanthakari Thanji Rao ordered to bury her under alcohol effect. In that sense Sunama matha has taken jeeva samadhi. When the family of Sunama matha came to know about the incident after few days, they came to the village and argued with Hanumanthakari Thanji. Later, the family visited her burial place and found white fresh flowers at the burial. At that time, they heard an anonymous voice from the sky and asked them to give away Sunama matha's sister Jakinima in marriage to Hanumanthakari Thanji. Upon refusing this, the family memberís tongues became dogs tongue. Soon they realized their mistake and agreed to get marry Jakinima to Hanumanthakari. From that time Sunama matha is being worshipped as goddess re-incarnation by Are katika community.
The temple walls are built with sandstone. There are images of gods and goddesses on the temple walls. The temple has marble flooring.
Timings : 06:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Wear neat and modest clothes and avoid shorts for men
Gooty is a town in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The town is renowned for the Gooty hill fort. The Gooty Fort, also known as Ravadurg, is a ruined fort located on a hill in the Gooty town. The word Gooty is derived from the town's original name, Gowthampuri. Gooty fort was a stronghold of the Marathas, but was taken from them by Hyder Ali. It is one of the centrally protected monumemts of national importance. There are a few notable people from the town with their contributions to various fields such as politics, film industry and other areas.Millets such as, Jowar, Bajra, Ragi are the food grains which are mostly used in food items.
Sri Sunama Jakini Matha Temple, Near Industrial Estate, RS Road, Gooty, Andhra Pradesh 515401
Instead of Gooty you can a get flight to Hindustan Airport on regular basis.
Gooty 237 km away Hindustan airport (BLR), Bangalore, karnataka
Gooty 272 km away Rajiv Gandhi international airport (HYD), Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Gooty.
Railway Station(s): Gooty junction (GY)
Gooty is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Bus Station(s): Gooty
Morning pooja and arathi starts from 06:00 AM onwards