Srikalahasti temple is a very famous Shiva temple located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is one of the most well known temples of South India and is known for being the place where Kannappa happily sacrificed both of his eyes to stop the blood flowing out of the Shiva Lingam and he continued doing the same so long till the time, he was not stopped by Lord Shiva. After the incidence Lord Shiva being happy with his devotion gave him salvation. Kannappa also called as Kannappa Nayanar and one of the 63 saints and the devotee of Lord Shiva. This temple is known for having one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, Vayu Linga which represents wind. Srikalahasti temple is located at a distance of about 36 km from the Tirupati temple.
Besides that, the temple is also considered as Dakshina Kasi and Rahu-katu-Kshetra. The interior of the temple was built during fifth century while the outer part was built by Vijayanagara and Chola kings in twelfth century. Lord Shiva, he is worshipped as Kalahasteeswara in the form of Vayu. There is a lot to explore about their, one of the most pious places of the great country India.
How to Reach Talakona Waterfalls
- TEMPLE TIMING : 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- The nearest airport to the Kalahasti temple is Tirupati airport which 30 km from the temple and is also the most convenient route.
- Kalahasti is very well connected with Chennai and Tirupati and so a one day trip to the temple form Chennai is a feasible idea.