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Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple

Address: Srikalahasthi Temple, Srikalahasti 517644, India
Phone Number: 08578222271
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Hyderabad, India
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Srikalahasti gets its name from the legend of the deity. As the story goes, a snake, a spider and an elephant competed with each other to serve the Shiva linga which is now enshrined in the temple. Sri means snake, Kala means spider and Hasti means Elephant, hence the name Srikalahasi and the lord is called Srikalahasteeshwara. This is one... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited SriKalahasthi recently. Wanted to visit this temple when I went to Tirupathi Sri Venkateshwara temple. Since I went along with package tour, I could not make it as package includes only Tirupathi temple. Hence I decided to go here separately. I didn't went to perform Rahu-ketu pooja but, a general visit. Started from Bangalore early morning by KSRTC volvo... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A temple for doha nivaranam of Raghu-Kethu. Pathala Ganapathy is 30 ft deep and a small stair case made of rock.....Those with asthma, heart problems are advices not to go down. A small Temple town good for a days stay with a full visit to this great Eswar temple/

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Bengaluru
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Temple is very good and decently maintained. Parking is a mess that they(possibly Municipality) charge Rs. 40 with no proper parking place arranged.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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242 reviews 242 reviews
163 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a good spot for Ragu, Kethu parigaram.(NAGA THOSAM) lord shiva made a play with his devotee( kanappa nayanaar) kannapan a hunter donated his eye to lord shive when he saw blood on shiva's eye. people are saying before visiting Lord venkastesa one must see this temple. reason for that is after worship lord balaji you should go to... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This temple is considered as one of the Element Vayu (Air) of the Pancha (five) bhoota's (elements). This temple is very famous and Powerful. Greatness of this temple is that this temple is never been closed during eclipse times (grahan times) as most of the temples get close till the time of the grahan gets releases. Many people flock here... More 

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Bangalore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

a pilgrim place on tirupati Nellore road and worth a visit. well managed place. avoid carrying mobiles, cameras, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

shiva represents WIND in this ancient temple. Chidambaram, Thiruvanna malai, Thiruvanai kaaval in Trichi and Kancheevaram are the other towns in Tamil nadu where Shiva represents SKY, FIRE, WATER and EARTH RESPECTIVELY. In Srikalahasti temple around the shiva lingam in the closed room of gharba graha ( innermost sanctum), there is constant wind!!. Since one can not see the wind,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had a very bad experience in the temple by the local vendors, They are acting as a wellwisher and selling the things in the name of god which god even cannot accept the way they are doing business. we were cheated by 20 & 40 year old mens. One unnecessarly sold 2 set of things to us, and the... More 

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