Arasavalli Temple: This temple is situated in Arasavalli village of Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. The deity of this temple is Sri Surya Narayana Swamy (Sun God). Here the deity is along with his 3 consorts chaya, Usha, and Padmini. The uniqueness of this temple is sun rays passes through the temple doors and touches the Lord’s feet. Arasavalli temple photos are shown.
History of Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple:
As per the legends, Once Lord Indra went for darshan of Lord Koteswara Swamy (Shiva) in an inappropriate time in Kailasa. But dwarapalaka Nandi didn’t allow him because it is the rest time for Lord Shiva. So, he doesn’t want to disturb him. Indra doesn’t listen to his words and wants to meet Lord Shiva this made angry Nandi. Nandi Kicked God Indra he was injured in the chest and fell unconscious at that time Indra was dreamed that he was cured by installing and built a temple of Lord Sun. After waking up from unconscious he recognizes his dream and installs sun god in a place where he saw in his dream. And also he creates a water pool with the help of his Vajrayudha and now it is calling as IndraPushkarani.
During the Kalingas dynasty king Devendra Varmaa built this temple in 7th century A.D.
Importance of Arasavalli Temple:
- According to Telugu month calendar, every year starting of Uttarayanam and Dakshinayan means March and September sunrays touch the Lords’ feet and idol for few minutes.
- Many people believe that worshipping the sun god at that time will be blessed with good fortune.
- Thousands of devotees visit during this time to see the sun rays touching the god’s feet and Sanctum.
Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple Timings:
Generally, the temple opens at
- Morning: 6:00 a.m -12:30 pm
- Evening 3:30 p.m – 8:00 pm.
However, the temple timings may vary during the important days like Radhasapthami.
How to reach this Temple:
By Air: The nearest airport is in Vishakhapatnam which is at a distance of 107 km.
On Rail: Dusi railway station is the nearest railway station to Arasavalli. However, Vishakhapatnam railway station is the major railway station at a distance of 103 km. So, from there you can reach by road thereafter.
By Bus: Srikakulam, Narasannapeta and Ranasthalam bus stations are nearby to Arasavalli road. from there you can reach by local transport to the temple. However, APSRTC runs a number of buses from all major cities to here.