Urukunda Eranna Swamy Temple, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Eranna Temple, Urukunda
Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool
Urukunda Eranna Swamy Temple or Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Eranna Temple Urukunda is a famous temple situated in Urukunda, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh State. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Here, Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Lakshmi Narasimaha Swamy and Lord Shiva as Veeranna Swamy. The idols of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is placed under a peepal tree, which is sacred. Both Veerabadraswamy and Lakshmi Narasimha are worshipped as per the Veera Saiva tradition to date.
According to the legends, a Sage named Hiranya lived at this place and later he changed his name to Eranna. He practiced penance under the Peepal tree in Urukunda village. He strived hard for the development of Veera Saiva tradition and used to treat people from diseases. However, Sage Eranna disappeared one day and from that day onwards people started worshipping the peepal tree. They wanted to worship Eranna in the form of Veerabhadra and insta...View more
led an idol under the tree. Later, they found an idol of Narasimha Swamy under the tree. Since then both idols are worshipped under this tree. Gradually, a temple was built there. Both Veerabadra swamy and Lakshmi Narasimha are worshipped as per the Veera Saiva tradition to date.
The temple has no roof. The two idols of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is placed under a peepal tree. The mandapa and internal gopuram of the temple are sculpted with hindu god and goddess idols and animal images placed on mandpam and goupam area's.The temple flooring is made of rock stand stone.
Timings : 05:00 AM to 08:00 PM
Wear modest clothes and avoid shorts and trendy outfit
The traditions and customs followed in Kurnool are same as in the other regions of Andhra Pradesh. The traditions and philosophies of the three major religions here, i,e. Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, are a unique blend that has some elements of medieval Buddhism. Telugu is an ancient language and has a rich history of literature. Some of the most famous works have been written by Nannaya, Tikkana, Yerrapragada, Srinatha, Pothana, Molla, and Tarikonda Venkamamba. Telugu is famously known to be a musical language. Annamacharya and Tyagaraja, two famous composers of Carnatic music, composed most of their music using Telugu.
Urukunda Eranna Swamy Temple,Urukunda , Kauthalam(Mandal), Kurnool- District Andhra pradesh 518344
Mantralayam and Adoni is the Nearest Town to Urukunda. Adoni is 26 km from Urukunda. Road connectivity is there from Adoni to Urukunda. Adoni APSRTC Bus Station, Arts Collage APSRTC Bus Station, Jim APSRTC Bus Station are nearby by Bus Stations to Urukunda. APSRTC runs Number of busses from major cities to here.
Kosgi Rail Way Station, Kupgal Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Urukunda. Also, you can consider railway Stations from Near By town Adoni. Adoni Rail Way Station, Isivi Rail Way Station are the railway Stations near to Adoni. One can reach from Adoni to Urukunda by road after. However, Bellary Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 87 KM near to Urukunda.
Vidyanagar Airport, Toranagallu, Karnataka 134 kms to reach the temple.
Local jeep drivers at Mantralayam can help in taking pilgrims to Adoni, Basaladoddi and Budumuladoddi Hanuman temples and Urukunda
Morning pooja and arati starts from 05:00 AM onwards. Thereafter, daily seva's and poojs activities are performed inside the temple area.
Maha shivaratri, Ugadi, Dussera, Sankranti, Kartheeka Masam, Sravanamasam