Srikalahasti Temple

Srikalahasti temple, situated in the town of Srikalahasti in the Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh, is a sacred Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. As one of the revered 12 Jyotirlingas, it represents the "pillars of light" that symbolise Lord Shiva's divine manifestations. Additionally, the temple holds significance as one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, devoted to the five elements of nature – earth, water, fire, air and space, with Srikalahasti embodying the essence of the air element. Amidst the tranquil surroundings, devotees find solace in the gentle breeze that symbolises the life force connecting all living beings.

an image taken from inside a Temple with the entrance in the background and people walking from it

The inner temple was constructed around the 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 11th century by Chola and Vijayanagara kings. Encompassing an expansive area of 100 acres, the temple complex boasts a myriad of sacred shrines At its heart lies the main shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, while other sanctums pay homage to revered deities like Vishnu, Parvati and various other divine beings. This grand architectural marvel stands as a testament to the rich cultural heritage and spiritual significance of Srikalahasti, drawing devotees and history enthusiasts alike to witness its awe-inspiring magnificence.

Kalahasti Rahu Ketu Pooja is a significant ritual performed at Srikalahasteeswara Temple to seek protection from the malefic effects of the planets Rahu and Ketu. These celestial entities are considered shadow planets and are believed to influence one's life significantly. Devotees from all over visit the temple to perform this puja to mitigate the adverse impacts and to attain harmony and prosperity in their lives. During the puja, special prayers and offerings are made to appease the planets and seek their blessings for a prosperous and harmonious life.

Vayu Lingam is a phallic representation of Lord Shiva worshipped at Srikalahasti temple. It is one of the Panchabhoota Lingams, symbolising the element of air. The uniqueness of Vayu Lingam lies in its association with the vital life force that sustains all living beings. Devotees revere this form of Lord Shiva for its ability to bestow strength, vitality and inner peace. The serene ambience of the temple, coupled with the divine energy of Vayu Lingam, creates a profound spiritual experience for all who seek blessings and solace.

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