About Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy Temple
Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy temple is located at Vadapally formerly known as Vazeerabad, Nalgonda district. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva along with Goddess Parvathi. Saint Agasthya installed the Shiva Lingam so Lord Shiva and Maa Parvathi are worshiped here as Agasteswara and Meenakshi. Sri Meenakshi temple is an ancient one with 6000 years old.
The temple is near to the Sangam of the rivers Krishna and Musi and near to Miryalaguda town. Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy temple built by Kakatiya rulers in the 12th Century. The specialty of the temple is we find a pore on the Shiva Lingam with full of water at any time. If we remove some water, the same level of water is conserved. Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is 400 meters away from the temple.
History of The Temple
Once a hunter came to this place for hunting. He found a bird and chased it. The bird noticed that and hid behind the Shiva Lingam to save its life. Lord Shiva appeared in front of the hunter and asked him not to kill the bird and take his brain instead. The hunter obeyed and took Lord Shiva’s brain by inserting his fingers. From then there were holes on Shiva Lingam. Soon after the incident, Goddess Ganga elevated from the holes.
Sri Shankaracharya once visited the temple with his followers. He wants to know the reason behind the holes, he inserted a spoon tied with thread into the hole. The spoon went deep and stopped at a point. They pulled the spoon with the thread and found blood strains on that. Shankaracharya realized his mistake and confessed to Lord Shiva and left.
Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy Temple Timings
Sri Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy Temple timings are from 7 AM to 7:30 PM
|Monday||7:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 6:00PM to 7:30 PM|
|Tuesday||7:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 6:00PM to 7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||7:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 6:00PM to 7:30 PM|
|Thursday||7:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 6:00PM to 7:30 PM|
|Friday||7:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 6:00PM to 7:30 PM|
|Saturday||7:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 6:00PM to 7:30 PM|
|Sunday||7:00 AM to 11:00 AM & 6:00PM to 7:30 PM|
Festivals Celebrated at Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy Temple
Maha Shivarathri is the most important festival celebrated in the temple. Other festivals are also celebrated and devotees visit the temple for Lord Shiva blessing. The temple is decorated with Diya’s and flowers by devotees.
Accommodation at Meenakshi Agasteswara Swamy Temple
The pilgrims can stay in hotels at Miryalaguda, as that is the nearest town to the temple.
How to Reach Sri Agasteswara Swamy Temple
Vadapally is near to Miryalaguda and well connected by road. TSRTC buses are available frequently to reach the temple.
The nearest railway station Vishnupuri (6 km) between Bibinagar- Nadikudi Railway stations and Miryalaguda with nearly 30 km from the temple.
The nearest airport is Vijayawada Airport at a distance of 150 Km from the temple. And the other airport is Shamshabad Airport at 185 Km distance from the temple.