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Address: Srikalahasthi Temple, Srikalahasti 517644, India
Phone Number: 08578222271
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Beautiful Shiva Temple

It is a large Shiva Temple located on the banks of River Swarnamukhi, but you do not feel it once you are inside since it is almost completely roofed over with stone panels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Padmanabhan
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Cochin
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Cochin
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303 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a large Shiva Temple located on the banks of River Swarnamukhi, but you do not feel it once you are inside since it is almost completely roofed over with stone panels. Typical of Eastern South India, there are several categories of queue like free, quick darshan, very quick darshan etc.I had the strange experience of simply walking though... More 

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Vellore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the temple for Rahu Pooja. We were informed that pooja is done for different denominations. We chose Rs 2500 and were told to come at 1530 hrs. Rahu Kaal that day was from 1630hrs to 1800hrs. They do two shifts of Pooja in this period with only 30 tickets in each batch. On reaching the PR Office, we were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rahu Ketu pooja for 1500 got completed in about 45 minutes. Enjoyed the big temple and its good ambience. Darshan was good.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

one can perform rahu ketu pooja , this is the only temple to do this pooja ,tuesdays are best to do the pooja,diffrent levels of pujas dependent of budjets from Rs 300 to Rs 2500

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Thank sekhar_2008
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is huge an amazing architectural marvel... very beautifully sculpted and constructed. .. Must visit temple but the crowd is crazy during holidays and Mondays...

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Thank Srenath
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple is about 35 kms from Tirupati and you can take a detour while going to Tirupati from Chennai or while returning. Very famous for Rahu-Ketu and Sarp Dosh puja.

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Thank Nishant_traveller
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Temple over the weekend , its been my first time so without knowing much I landed up-to the place .The Temple seems to be old but its maintained , the cleanness to be appreciated. Connectivity is also good however most of the Buses drops at Highway Bypass near the Arch from there have to take an Auto.... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Temple is around 30 km away from Renigunta railway station. Feeling blessed while visiting because it is one of the ancient temple. Fully air conditioned. Rahu ketu pooja is one of the famous pooja. Rs. 1500 is the cost of pooja doing inside the temple. This pooja to be done by self. The priest tell how to do the pooja.... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ancient temple is situated around 125 kms from Chennai , it took 2hrs.40 min for us to reach the temple in car. This is one of the panchabootha sthalam of Lord Shiva. This temple is famous for Baktha Kannapa’s unequal reverence to Lord Shiva, where he gave his both eyes to Lord. But above all, this temple is always... More 

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chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Best is to visit on a day trip from Tirupati or en route to Chennai as the facilities in the town are poor. If you are in a hurry, pay Rs 200/head for a direct darshan, avoiding the long queues.

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