Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple

Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple, Pithapuram

Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple

Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,414 contributions
Shakti Peetam, Pada Gaya and Kukuteswara Temple in one Complex
Dec 2019
Kukuteswara swamy Temple is dedicated to lord shiva. Lord Shiva seld manifested here in the form of Cock's Head which is later covered with the present Linga form. The temple is also famous for its single-stone Nandi and a self-originated Shiva Linga.

Temple History:
There is no evidence available regarding the construction of this ancient temple, but it is believed to have been built in the Shatvahana period by a local Andhra Bhrutya king.

Temple Location:
This temple is located in Pithapuram town of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Pithapuram is located 15 km away from Kakinada and 19 km away from Kathipudi Junction. It is also near to Annavaram which is 30 km distance from Pithapuram

Special Attractions:
1. Puruhutika Shakti Pitham
2. Pada Gaya Kshetram
3. Swayambu Dattatreya Temple
4. Pushkarini
5. Sai Baba Temple
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TravelExplorer_2005
Bengaluru, India1,279 contributions
Beautiful Temple - Shakti peetam
Nov 2019
A very beautiful temple for Lord Shiva . There is a beautiful kalyani besides the temple called as Padagaya. It is believed by visiting this place one will get blessed by Pithrus (Forefathers). The Lord Shiva in the temple is in Linga Rupa and is swayambu. The Linga looks like a Bird (Cock) and hence it is called as Kukkuteshwara.

This place is also houses one of the Shakti Peetas of Mangala Gowri Devi.

The place is beautiful and located about 17kms away from Kakinada on Uppada - Pithapuram Rd, Kalyanamandapm, Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh 533450.

Do visit this temple if you are on a pilgrimage in Andhra.
Written November 29, 2019
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Sudha2410
Visakhapatnam, India480 contributions
Divine
Oct 2019 • Couples
Sri Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple of Pithapuram is also called Padagaya. It is one of the Trigaya temples. While Sirogaya (Bihar) has Vishnu temple, Nabi gaya (Orissa) has Brahma temple and Padagaya has Shiva temple.
Written November 5, 2019
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Nagarjuna
23 contributions
Pithapuram pilgrimage
Oct 2019 • Couples
I have visited pithapuram along with my wife and sister.
Very good transport facilities from KAKINADA to pithapuram.
Beautiful scenery and be beautiful roads to pithapuram maks trip very pleasant.
This greatest
Historical
Town one cannot miss.
The birth place of SRI pada vallabha (first dattatreya).
Holy padukas of Sri pada vallabha.
Shaktipita of Goddess purohottika
Lord Shiva in the form of kukkuteswara.
Goddess idol installed by Shankaracharya.
Temple known as PADAGAYA most prominent place for performing Shraddha karmalu.
Oldest temple of lord Krishna KNOWN as KUNTI MADHAVA TEMPLE.
SRI PADA VALLABHA DEVASTANAM IN VENUGOPALA TEMPLE STREET IS A MUST VISIT PLACE.
Left the place with bliss.
Regards
Written November 2, 2019
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cavesStar
New Delhi, India61 contributions
very beautiful and mesmerizing
Aug 2019
Very popular pilgrim centre. One of jyothirlinga and amma idiol. This is the place the popular sai baba was roamed once .
Written October 11, 2019
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Sai Nihal
Tirupati, India28 contributions
Kukkuteswara Swamy temple,Pithapuram
Aug 2018 • Family
This temple of lord Shiva in the form of kukkuteswara Swamy is a very marvelous and beautiful place.A large pushkarini is present inside the temple boundary.A big sculpture of gayasura is situated at the centre of the lake,whose photos I have posted.This temple is a Shakthi peetham also.The temple has many deities including Sai Baba,Subrahmanya Swamy besides Shiva and Parvati (Shakthi).
Restroom facility is also available in the temple.
Written July 26, 2019
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Mani
India183 contributions
Holi place
Jan 2019 • Couples
Beautiful temple of Lord Shiva and is one of the eighteen shakti peeths. Located in the town of Pithapuram near Kakinda, Andhra Pradesh.
Written January 24, 2019
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CHANDRESH D
Fatehabad, India7 contributions
holy place fdfor Hindu
Mar 2018
Nice place to visit, along with Annavaram, it is hardly 30 km from Annavaram. also you can travel Shakti pith, and also Dattarya pitham
Written May 22, 2018
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pln111
Hyderabad, India616 contributions
A SACRED & RELIGIOUS IMPORTANCE TO HINDUS
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a huge Temple complex on Pithapuram-Kakinada road, 2 km away from Pithapuram Railway Station/ Busstand and easily accessible. The complex consists of:
1)PADA GAYA KSHETRA: Just entering into the complex, one come across a pond in which pilgrims take a dip. This place is known as ‘Pada Gaya’ as Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswara killed Gayasura, who offered his body for an ‘yaga’ with his head at Gaya in Bihar (Siro Gaya), waist at Jajpur, in Odisha and his legs/feet at this place(Pada Gaya).
Pleased with Gayasura’s sacrifice and at his request Vishnu is present and worshipped at Siro Gaya as Gadadhara, Brahma at Jajpur, Nabhi Gaya and Eshwara at this place as Kukkuteswara. All these places are treated as holy for performing shraddha karmas.
Further these three are among the 18 Shakti Peethas considered holy - Mangalya Gouri at Gaya, Girija/Biraja Devi at Jajpur and Puruhutika here in this complex.
2) SRI KUKKUTESWARA SWAMY: This is the main temple in the complex and present towards right side of the pond. Lord Shiva,a swayambhu is worshipped here as Kukkuteswara ie. the form of a ‘cock’ that sounded as ‘kukkoroko’ in the midnight itself instead of early morning, when Gayasura moved his body thinking the Yaga was over, thus causing disruption to the yaga and invitingly his death.
3) RAJESWARI DEVI: a small shrine of Rajeswari Devi is adjacent to the Temple.
4) ‘PEETHIKAYAM PURUHUTIKA’ : Puruhutika Devi is one among the 18 Shakti Peethas. Satis left hand has fallen here . The shrine is in the North-east corner of the Main Temple. It is small but looks nice with the images of the 18 Sakthi Peethas on its walls. The Devi’s idol is a beatiful one with four hands.
5) SRI PADA SRI VALLABHA TEMPLE : This is present at the south west corner of the Temple. This is the place where parents of Sri Pada Sri Vallabha worshipped Lord Dattatreya and Sri Pada Sri Vallabha, incarnation of Dattatreya was born. Behind this temple is ‘DATTA BRINDAVAN’ where marble idols of Dattatreya, flanked by those of Swamy Samartha, Sri Pada Sri Vallabha, Sri Nrisimha Saraswathi, Sri Manikya Prabhu and Shirdi sai, all avatars of Dattatreya are worshipped.
Devotees are offered annaprasada in a Bhojan hall behind this.
Darshan timings : 7.30 am to 12.30 pm and 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm.
Devasthanam accommodation is available. Contact numbers available in web site.
KUNTHI MADHAVA SWAMY TEMPLE : This is an old Temple of Srikrishna that is nearby and may be visited if time permits. This is one of the famous Pancha Madhava Kshetras, founded by Lord Indra. The other four being : Sri Bindu Madhava Swamy at Varanasi; Sri Venu Madhava Swamy at Prayaga ie Allahabad; Sri Sundara Madhava Swamy at Padmanabham, Kerala and Sri Sethu Madhava Swamy at Rameshwaram.
Written April 20, 2018
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JAGDISH RAVAL
Ahmedabad, India4,020 contributions
Temple of Lord Shiva with Shakti Peeth
Aug 2017 • Couples
After a drive of almost 30 km from Annavaran, we went to Pithapurm for Visit of Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple in evening. This is an ancient temple of Lord Shiva in a big complex. Do not miss to visit Puruhutika Devi one of 18 Shaki Peeth in same campus. Do visit.
Written April 17, 2018
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