Sri Suryanarayana Temple, Arasavalli
Andhra Pradesh, Srikakulam
Believed to be built by King Devendra Varma, ruler of the Kalinga Dynasty in 7th century AD, Arasavalli Sun Temple is a famous and ancient temple dedicated to Son God situated in Arasavalli Village in Andhra Pradesh,
According to the legends, once Lord Devendra attempted to force his entry to meet Lord Shiva while the Lord was alone with his consort. The Dwarapalaka Nandi resisted Devendra and kicked Devendra on his chest. Devendra became unconscious and in that state he dreamt that the pain in his chest will be relieved after installing the idol of God Son. After regaining consciousness, Devendra installed the idol at this temple.
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy temple was completely built in the Odisha style of architecture. The temple was constructed in a such way that the Sun rays fall on the feet of the Main Deity through the Five entrance gates of the temple.
Timings : Timings : 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Clean and conservative clothing preferred : avoid shorts.
Srikakulam is renowned for its indigenous arts and crafts brass products such as bells for temples, cooking utensils, flower pots, lamps and other household items. The place boasts of many notable contributions to cultural fields like film, music, art, and architecture.
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam, Arasavalli, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh 532401
Srikakulum is well connected by road.One can reach by bus from all parts of India. BY RAIL:
Srikakulam is the big railway station in Srikakulam district on the Chennai - Kolkata line. Trains run to Hyderabad Chennai, Howrah, Vijayawada, Nellore, Tirupathi, Secunderabad and other places. Konark express, Howrah mail, Visakha express, Coramandel express.
Visakhapatnam airport is the nearest airport to Srikakulam district. Vishakhapattanam is nearly 100 kms from Srikakulam.
Daily Morning, Surya Namaskaram Seva Starts from 6:00 AM onwards and thereafter daily pooja's and seva's to be performed inside the temple.