Swayambu Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam
Andhra Pradesh, Nellore
Mallam Subramanya Swamy Temple is situated at Chittamuru Mandal, near Naidupeta, Nellore. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Built by the King Pandya Bhupathi during 630 AD and later renovated by Chola rulers during 10th and 11th centuries.
According to the legends, Lord Subramanyaswamy annihilated the demon known as Mallasura at this shrine and the shrine was named after the demon. Once the Pandya king Kullothunga Bhupathi took rest around this jungle region with his body-guards and they discovered an ant-hill surrounded with thick bamboo plants. The ant-hill was covering the idol of Lord Subramanya and the King instructed his men to cut the bamboo for making his palanquin. When th...View more
ir sword cut the bamboo from its roots, they noticed blood oozing from the bush and the sword broke both the hands of the idol. On that very same night Lord Subramanya appeared in the dream of Pandya king and instructed him to build a temple at the same spot to install the idol. The King build the Mallam temple and later over the years the new idol came as a replacement to the old one.
The temple is facing north. The sanctum sanctorum of Mallam temple has the granite sub-structure, brick and lime mortar based super-structure. The ekatala Dravidian vimanam has octagonal shikara and the finial. The 64 pillared mandapam is supported by pillars with brahmakantas (square) at lower and upper ends and the vishnukanta or kattu (octagonal shaft) in the middle. The pillar faces are sculpted with bas relief panels showing episodes from Ra...View more
ayana, Mahabharata and Srimad Bhagavatam. Horse-drawn chariot sculpted onto the Vasantha mandapam of Subramanyeswaraswamy temple, Mallam. The chariot drawn by a pair of caparisoned horses and its wheel (on both sides of the mandapam) are sculpted with finer details. There are separate sanctums for consorts of the prime deity at the inner prakara.
Timings : 06:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Avoid shorts for men while visiting temple
The culture of Nellore is very vibrant and unique. The linguists from the city played a pivotal role in the evolution of Telugu as a language. The ancient dance forms of Annamayya, Kuchipudi and Tyagaraja are still practised in the city.
Swayambu Sri Subramanyeswara Swamy Vari Devasthanam ,Mallam (Village), Chittamuru Mandal, Nellore District -524403
Visitors to Nellore can take a flight till Tiruparti Airport, the nearest airport to Nellore. However, as limited flights serve Tirupati Airport, one can take a flight till Chennai from anywhere in India to go to Nellore. Private and prepaid taxis are available for Nellore from Chennai Airport. Flying till Hyderabad and then boarding another flight from Hyderabad to Tirupati can be considered as an alternative option.
A number of buses ply from Chennai and Hyderabad to Nellore. Private luxury buses ply between Hyderabad and Nellore at frequent intervals, while mostly Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation buses connect Chennai with Nellore. One can also drive for three hours from Chennai to Nellore.
Nellore Railway Station connects the city to most parts of India. Frequent trains to Nellore are available from Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati and other places of Andhra Pradesh. So Nellore can be reached easily by train. Local vehicles from outside the station are available for commuting within the city.Mallam is 46 kms from Gudur and 27 kms from Nayudupeta, if travelling from Chennai, one has to break off from NH5 at the Nayudupeta junction.