Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Temples of Nellore district

Nellore has abundant of temples and few of the famous temples are listed here.
Jonnawada Temple of Kamakshi Devi
  • Ranganayaka Temple, this temple is situated on the banks of the river Pennar.
  • Jonnawada-Located 12 km from Nellore, It is famous for the temple of Goddess Kamakshi, praying to whom is believed to relieve one from all problems and diseases. A 'Sri Chakram' installed by Sri Jagadguru Sankaracharya. It is also one of the oldest temples in Nellore(1150CE). Nearby hill Narasimha Konda is also famous for another deity called Narasimha Swamy.
  • Penchalakona- Located 70 km from Nellore in Rapur mandal. A major pilgrimage centre. It is famous for the temple of Sri Penusila Narsimha Swamy, situated at the foot of a hill. Mountains and dense forests surround the scenic spot.
  • Someswara Swamy Temple - A famous Siva Temple built during the 7th century AD near somasila dam.
  • Ramathirdham- 31 km from Nellore, it is famous for the temple of Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy. Lord Siva and Kamakshamma are the presiding deities while Vigneswara and Subramanya Swamy are the also worshipped.
  • Sri Mahaganapathi Temple, Nellore- Ganapathi Temple located in Sapthagiri Colony, Vedayapalem, Nellore.
  • Chengalamma Temple, Sulurpeta- Pilgrim Centres. Located 100 km from Nellore, Situated on the banks of river kalingi is the Chengalamma Temple which represents the culmination of three goddesses namely Saraswathi, Mahalaxmi and Parvathi.
  • Golagamudi Venkaiah Swamy Temple- It is Located 15 km from Nellore it is one of the famous temple in nellore.
  • Kasumur-Located 25 km from Nellore, Known for the Dargah of Hazarath Karimillah Sha Khadri alias Mastan valli, a visit to which is believed to cure various ailments. A popular place of pilgrimage.
  • Sri Venkateswara swamy Devasthanam.Venkannapuram,Kodavlur mandal ==
A recently built temple with Lord Sri Venkateswara Samy ,Goddess Sri Padmavati Ammavaru,and Lord SriKrishna in a small village called Venkannapuram in Kodavalur is attracting a large number of devotees.The temple is located at a distance of 16 km from Nellore town.Established on the traditions of Tirumala Sri Venkateswara swamy temple the rituals like Abhishekam on every Friday is very popular pooja in this temple.A well maintained temple with a lush green garden offers a serene setting for the devotees who would like to have peace of mind during their temple visit. [edit]
  • Sri Raja Rajeshwari Ammavari Devasthanam, Nellore- Sri Arul Jyoti Nataraja Murthy Swamy of Sri Arul Jyoti Nataraja Murthy Swamy Ashram Pitadhipathi wished to have a temple for Sri Devi.You can get more information about Ammavaru in [2].....Srikanth Reddy Pandilapali
  • Sri Venugopala Swamy Devasthanam, Moolapet, Nellore-Built in 1883, the presiding deity of the temple is Sri Rukmini Satyabhama Sametha Sri Venugopala Swamy. The idols are in lblack ... Udayagiri Fort-Located 96 km from Nellore, This is the site of a mighty fortress built by the Vijayanagar Kings in the 14th century. A towering peak can be seen here.
  • "24 Theerthankar Thirth Dham"
The Jain Temple, which is located on the National Highway No 5, is 12 km from Nellore Town. From where number of buses are available. It is in the village of Kakutur, Venkatachalam Mandal of Nellore District. It is "24 Theerthankar Thirth Dham" and is one considered one of the best architectural Mounument in the world.
Jainism, also called Jain Dharma, is an ancient dharmic religion from India that prescribes a path of non-violence for all forms of living beings in this world. Its philosophy and practice relies mainly on self-effort in progressing the soul on the spiritual ladder to divine consciousness. There are five basic ethical principles (vows) prescribed in Jainism. The degree to which these principles must be practiced is different for renunciant and householder. Thus: Non-violence (Ahimsa) - to cause no harm to living beings. Truth (Satya) - to always speak the truth in a harmless manner. Non-stealing (Asteya) - to not take anything that is not willingly given. Celibacy (Brahmacarya) - to not indulge in sensual pleasures. Non-possession (Aparigraha) - to detach from people, places, and material things.
According to the historians, Jainism existed in old Nellore between 12th and 13th century. The idol of Vardhamana Mahavir, which is in front of the Vardhamana Samajam was found while digging a tank in Barracks near the Collectorate office.
Presently the Jains have got constructed the "24 Theerthankar Thirth Dham" in the five acres of land near Kakutur village. The foundation of the "24 Theerthankar Thirth Dham" was laid in 1988 and on 25-4-1996 the chief of the Jains, Acharya Vijaya Shree Kalapoorna Sureshwarji Maharaj consecrated the idol of Lord Mahaveer. For the construction of the above temple red stones were brought from Bhagatpur of Rajasthan. The architectural work of this temple is so beautiful that the two eyes are not enough to see and enjoy. The four idols of Lord Mahaveer made of marble stones are erected on the four sides of the temple. Every inch of the temple is carved and chiseled in such a beautiful and artistic fashion that viewers find no words to admire the dexterity and craftsmanship of the sculptors.
  • Siddeshwaram (lord Siva) temple: Located 30 km way from Udayagiri town and 120 km from Nellore town inside deep forest, can be reached by bus, taxi, auto. On festival day APSRTC operates buses frequently.


indhu M said...
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Dinnu Syed said...

Nice Blog, thanks for providing the information about temples. I would like to add one more temple to Nellore dist i,e Sri Vengamamba Perantalu Devastanam, Narrawada. If u r interested to see attractions in India here Places to visit in India .