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Sri Kalahasteeswara Swami Temple

Srikalahasthi Temple, Srikalahasti 517644, India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Hyderabad, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

its one of the best temple in andhrapradesh. most of the people go hear for having Rahu and kethu pooja. we also went to the same.

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Nairobi
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

this temple we had stopped on our way to Tirumalla.. it happens to be one of the oldest Shiva temple and the experience was so enlightning that i cant describe in words... was surprised to know that this temple has been in existence since 12th or 13th century and prayers have been held since then.. do visit..

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Chennai (Madras), India
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This in Srikalahasti,Andhra pradesh state. From chennai it is around 130kms. Can be reached by bus or car and it would take around 2.5hrs to 3hrs. The best i like is the underground ganesha temple and would recommend people who has breathing problem, fat do not go and visit the ganesha. As it is very dangerous for a person to... More 

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Bangalore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Learn more about temple proceedings before you go. If you know someone who has already been there, get advice from them. The darshans are payment-based. You pay more, you get closer to the diety. Search for info on the Internet. The amounts mentioned in the Internet when I searched were 350, 750, and 1500. When I went there, I found... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

An ancient temple for Lord Shiva , one of the pancha bhuta temples . The moola murthi can be worshipped without the kavacham only during abishekam , abishekam is performed with water mixed with camphor . The moola murthi emanates peace and tranquility . This temple is the vayu sthala of the pancha bhutas , we can worship the flickering... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Tips: No footwear stand at the foot hill. Better leave it in the car. You can either go for free darshan or pick up a 50 rs ticket. On weekends and holidays, I would suggest pick a special entry. It looked empty and we opted for free darshan but were stuck in the maze of rows. Took us around 1... More 

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