We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple

Srikalahasthi Temple, Srikalahasti 517644, India
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
42 visitor photos
Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bangalore, India
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Sri Kalahasthi temple is very close to Tirupati(it takes approx. 60-90 minutes depending on traffic). Lot of heavy vehicles ply on this road. Most of you must be knowing the story but I would still like to share it. There were 3 ardent devotees of Lord Shiva - Sri(Spider), Kala(Snake) and Hasti(Elephant). They used to worship Lord Shiva everyday but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you are going to view only the dieties and not doing any dosha nivarthi then the best time to visit would be at 6 in the morning. Go for the Gopuja. ticket rate is Indian Rs.50 and you can view all the gods without any line or crowd.This time is best for elderly people. before you go to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hyderabad, India
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
219 attraction reviews
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Sri Kalahasti Railway Station is located between Gudur and Renigunta stations. This holy place is situated at a distance of 40 Kms from the Temple town Tirupathi. Ample public and private transport is available to this place. We like this temple very much and visit this temple when ever we come to Tirupati for Balaji Darshan. This time also, we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

the great ancient temple of Lord Shiva situated in Srikalahasti,40km from Tirupati. very famous for Kalsarpadosha. Gopura of temple is very attractive and south indian temple style. it is a huge temple and having system of special entrance also.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Even before you enter the temple, you will face a number of persons approaching you to obtain your choice of queue - The best VIP option allows you to get inside the holy chamber and perhaps even touch the deities - Something I find demeaning. The Rahu Kethu pooja is the mainstay of the temple - People from all over... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bangalore, India
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a regular TN temple. Old and made of granite. Crowded most of the time and depends on when you are visiting. Long q's are common. Better to visit in the evenings as people like to visit in the morning. Famous for Nag dosha. The same pooja is done throughout the temple. The pooja takes 45 mins but the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bangalore, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The temple has a unique charisma which makes you go there again and again. The only setback is the area surrounding the temple (outside) is not well-kept.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mysore, India
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

In the name of the God people inside are literally stealing your money, there are 100s of disguised cheaters who are searching for a "Scapegoat", you don't become one, be careful and do not entertain to anybody.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bangalore, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hi All, I had visited "Sri Kalahasteeswara Temple" on 28-Jun-2014. The Temple is very spiritual and has very good sculpture. The temple is know for its famous Rahu Ketu Pooja which is usually performed during Rahu Kala time. The temple is fully surrounded by Beggars (in form of Sadhu's and Priest). The movement you enter Kalahasthi temple, "Beggers, Room Service... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Hyderabad, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Huge temple and great Architecture, like all temples in India hugh rush. Temple provides free bus to temple from the railway station and bus stand. Auto costs Rs 50 from either railway station or bus stand.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple also viewed

Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

Been to Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing