Srikalahasti Temple

Srikalahasti Temple

About Srikalahasti Temple :


Srikalahasti Temple is located in the town of Srikalahasti, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India, and is said to be the site where Kannappa was ready to offer both his eyes to cover blood flowing from the Siva linga before the Lord Siva stopped him and granted him mukti.

Srikalahasti temple, situated 36 km away from Tirupati is famous for its Vayu linga, one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, representing wind. The temple is also regarded as Rahu-Ketu kshetra and Dakshina Kailasam. The inner temple was constructed around 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 12th century by the Chola kings and the Vijayanagara kings. Lord Shiva in his aspect as Vayu is worshiped as Kalahasteeswara.


Srikalahasti Temple History :


The initial structure of this temple was constructed by the Pallava dynasty in the 5th century.[citation needed] Like other great temples, the construction period of Srikalahasthi temple lasted centuries. Around the 10th century, the Chola kings renovated the temple and constructed the main structure.

The temple received contributions from various ruling dynasties like Cholas and Vijayanagar Empire. The hundred pillared hall with intricate carvings was commissioned during the regime of Krishnadeva Raya during 1516 AD.



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Srikalahasti Temple Timings :


Monday 5:30AM to 8:30PM
Tuesday 5:30AM to 8:30PM
Wednesday 5:30AM to 8:30PM
Thursday 5:30AM to 8:30PM
Friday 5:30AM to 8:30PM
Saturday 5:30AM to 8:30PM
Sunday 5:30AM to 8:30PM


Srikalahasti Temple Pilgrim Services :


Seva :


Name Description Slots Costs Persons Allowed
Aksharabhyasam Traditional Dress 5:30AM - 11:54AM Rs. 216 2
Namakaranam Traditional Dress 5:30AM - 11:56AM Rs. 216 2
Rahukethu Pooja 1500 Rahukethu Pooja 1500 Rs Ticket 4:00AM - 7:00PM  Rs. 1500 2
Rahukethu Pooja 2500 Rahukethu Pooja 2500Rs Ticket 3:00AM - 9:30PM Rs. 2500 2
Rahukethu pooja 5000 Rahukethu Pooja 5000Rs Ticket 3:01AM - 10:13PM  Rs. 5000 2
Rahukethu pooja 500 Rahukethu Pooja 500Rs Ticket 1:49AM - 8:46PM Rs. 500 2
Saswata Nithya Kalyanam Om Namah Sivaya 2:31AM - 11:32PM Rs. 6000 2
Saswata Sahasranamarchana Saswatha Sahasranamarchana 3:26AM - 11:26PM Rs. 4400 2
Saswata Trishanthi Archana Om Namah Sivaya 01:38AM - 11:38PM Rs. 4000 2
Sri Saneeswara Swamy Abhisekam Sri Saneeswara Swamy Abhisekam 09:30AM - 10:30AM / 05:00PM - 06:02PM Rs. 300 2
Sri Saneeswara Swamy Saswata Abhishekam Saswatha Abhisekam 4:05AM - 11:59PM Rs. 4000 2
Sri Swamy Ammavarla Saswata Abhisekam Saswatha Abhisekam 3:00AM - 10:00PM Rs. 10,000 2
Sri valli Devasena Sametha Subramanya Swamy Abhisekam Swamy Vaari Sevalo 3:44AM - 06:44PM Rs. 100 2
Vastra Katnam1 Om Namah Sivaya 3:13AM - 11:39PM Rs. 20 1



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Darsanam :


Name Description Slots Cost Persons Allowed
Archana Archana for 2 persons 12:29AM - 11:29PM 25 9
Deeparadhana This is performed daily 4:00AM  - 9:00PM 200 1
Seeghra Darshanam Seegra Darsanam 200Rs 1:00AM - 11:59PM 200 2
Special Entrance Special Entrance 01:00AM - 11:59PM 50 1
Vahanapooja Special Seegradarsanam 04:00AM - 10:00PM 100 1


How to Reach Srikalahasti Temple :


Reach Srikalahasti Temple by Road :

It takes about 5hours by road to go to tirupati from bangalore. Both KSRTC & APSRTC Operate buses during the day & night. It is about 3hours by road from chennai to tirupati. Frequent buses are available from CMBT chennai. APSRTC has buses plying very frequently (every 1/2hr) from Tirupati to Sri kalahasti. It also operates a special package called yathra darsini & Divya darsini.


Reach Srikalahasti Temple by Train :

Through railways there is a railway station at Sri Kalahasti. Srikalahasti is on the tirupathi - Vijayawada board gauge rail route & all express trains have to stop at srikalahasti. It is well connected to all major cities in South India directly. There are trains from Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Kolkata. The Closet railway junction is Renigunta & all trains plying between chennai & Mumbai stop at Renigunta. The Renigunta is just 25Kms from Srikalahasti.


Reach Srikalahasti Temple by Air :

Srikalahasti 29Kms away Tirupati Airport (TIR), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Srikalahasti 96Kms away Chennai Airport (MAA), Chennai, Tamilnadu.



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Srikalahasti Temple Address :



Andhra Pradesh 517644

Phone: 08578222240


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Place to Visit near Srikalahasti Temple :


  • Talakona Waterfalls
  • Veyilingala Kona Waterfalls
  • Ubbalamadugu Falls
  • Gudimallam
  • Nagari Hills


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