Nitya Puja Kona Temple
Nitya Puja Kona Temple is the temple of Lord Shiva in the form of the Nitya Puja Swamy. This temple is in the forest of Lankamalla, Siddavatam mandal of Kadapa district. However, the forest is the part of eastern ghats. So, the way to reach the temple involves lots of scenic beauties like waterfalls, mountains. In addition, scroll down to the below for more details of Nitya Puja Kona Temple Photos.
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History of Nitya Puja Kona Temple:
It is believing that once Lord Shiva did penance in the form of a saint named Nityananda Rushi. Performing penance he then remains in the form of lingam inside the caves of the forest. After that Goddess AkkaDevathalu(seven sisters) offered daily prayers to the lingam (Lord Shiva). So, the placed is called as Nitya puja Kona where Nitya- daily, puja-prayer, Kona-hill.
This temple will have a large number of devotees on every Mahashivarathri. Devotees will reach and stay here for the whole night of Shiva Rathri by chanting “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA”. However, Karthika Masam and Shivarathri are the special days of this temple.
There is also a temple which is near to it is Akkadevatula Temple(as mentioned above). However, the way to reach this temple is too risky as it resembles a trekking way
- Generally, the temple opens at 6:00 am in the morning and closed by 8:00 pm.
How to reach
- As the temple is in the forest area APSRTC provides one trip bus to the temple every Monday. But it starts in the morning and returns in the evening.
- Or else the temple is 33 km distance from the Kadapa town. So, frequent buses also available from the nearby places of Kadapa and siddaout.
- These transports will drop us at Panchalingala. From there, the temple is 3km away with nearly 150 steps to climb.