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Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple

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Address: Srikalahasthi Temple, Srikalahasti 517644, India
Phone Number: 08578222271
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5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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A great shiva temple constructed way back in 16th century known for Rahu Ketu (Sarpa dosha nivarana)pooja.I had a blissful darshan there.A very big temple beyond my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Manoj T
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Mumbai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

A great shiva temple constructed way back in 16th century known for Rahu Ketu (Sarpa dosha nivarana)pooja.I had a blissful darshan there.A very big temple beyond my expectations.the Rahu Kethu pooja timings is from 6am to 7 pm in batches with Rs 2500 and Rs 1500 tkt holders can have pooja right inside temple .For Rs 750 and Rs 300... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The temple looks really amazing. I liked its construction both inside and outside. It is an average sized temple, yet it attracts a huge crowd even during the peak noon when the scorching sun is at its zenith. Due to the evergreen surge of huge crowds the temple faces, the amount of time one can spend inside the main shrine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Hello fellas, If you like to wipe-off your negative thoughts and negative attractions due to your horoscope. Then this is the perfect place to do that so. My grandmother told that you just need to visit the temple atleast once in your life time ;30 years ago. And finally, I went with my mom. We didn't opt for any poojas.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were told about one Rahu Ketu pooja which is conducted inside the temple. They charge around 500 or 1000 for that. They don't do anything. You can see the priest sitting over there and having a cup of tea. In that hand only without even washing the hand he will do all the work. It is really disgusting. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

One of the five elemental Shiva temples, the only one outside Tamil Nadu, this lovely shrine has many legends and histories. (See Wikipedia - Kalahasti Temple) It is the only reason for visiting Kalahasti and is located close to Tirupati. The power there was tangible although I disliked the steel 'cattle pens' inside the temple which control the free darshan... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

there were 3 diff type of timing for the prayers. can purchase the ticket at the hotel reception itself.you may also gain VIP and direct dharshan I it is not crowded.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is sacred & filled with positive aura. The beauty & elegance of this place mesmerized me. I never saw anything as beautiful as Srikalahasthi. The architecture , the location , the ambiance are so peaceful, made me feel good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Local attraction. Typical medium size temple, more interesting for pilgrims. No camera, phone and bags inside temple. More interesting nearby temples in Kanchipuram and Thiruvannammalai.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Srikalahasti Temple is one of the important ancient Shiva Temples around 1 hour drive from down Tirupati. It has a massive entrance structure & is one of the most well maintained temples in Andhra Pradesh. There are direct buses to Kalahasti Temple directly from Tirumala hills every 20 - 30 minutes. A MUST visit to this divine place which... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Nice temple around 40km away from tirupati...srikalahasti is a small town..temple is famous rahu ketu puja..different pricelist for that..Rs 300, 750, 1000,1500 etc with advanced facilities :) ... buy Rs50 to get sighra darshan...

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