Srikurmam KurmanathaSwamy Temple History, Timings, Sevas and Poojas

Sri Kurmanadha Temple Srikakulam

Sri Kurmanadha Temple Srikakulam called Sri Kurmam temple. This temple is located at Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh and dedicated to Lord Sri Kurmanatha (This is the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu)

About Srikurmam Kurmanadha Temple Srikakulam:

The temple situated on the eastern coast and like sandwiched between the Andhra and Kalinga. This temple style of architecture has the fusion of both Andhra and Kalinga. And the temple resembles the Dravidian structure like Vimana from Pyramid structure. The temple Mukha Mandapa leads antarala.

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The holy place of Kurmakshetra established by Sri Ramanujacharya and later temple dedicated to the second Avatar (Kurma) of Lord Vishnu. This temple location puts just 3 km away from the Bay of Bengal

The main idol worshipped by Vaishnavas and some Oriya inscriptions, which are believed by Sri Narahari Teertha.

Sri Kurmanadha Temple Srikakulam

Srikurmam Kurmanatha Swamy Temple Srikakulam History:

As per legends, Suta was a King who ruled the region around Svethachala. His wife is devoted to Lord Vishnu. One Ekadasi day king made amorous advances to the queen, then the queen prays for a lord, and suddenly a comprehensive stream flowed between them. After that, the Sage Narada advice to the king settled down at a confluence of Vamsadhara and sea for doing penance. Lord Kurmanadha appeared and granted him mental peace. On the excellent spot, Lord Vishnu created the KshiraSamudra, and his wife, Goddess Lakshmi, came and settled down. Then King Suta constructed the temple

Other legend said that Prince of Anandpuri, who see divine nymph, dancing before God, fell in love with her. The fairy cursed him that he fell to nasty disease. He did meditation for 300 years for Lord and relieved form that course

About Kurma Avatar:

Based on mythology, at the time of Krita / Satya Yuga, all devas and demons (Asuras) churned Kshirasagara. The primary purpose of this Kshirasagara is to obtain Amrutha. For this Kshirasagara, use Mandara Parvatha as a churning stick and significant snake name Vasuki. In the middle of the Kshirasagara that Mandara Parvathi fell inside nectar.

Then Lord Vishnu took Kurma or tortoise avatar and lifted the churning stick Mandara Parvatha on his back. And there are some more stories related to this Kurma avatar.

Srikurmam KurmanathaSwamy Temple Specialty:

  • The special feature of this temple is the main idol faces towards the west direction.
  • Temple has Dhwajastambams in both front and backside of the temple
  • This temple contains 201 pillars, and each pillar has the individual identity
  • And the temple has a total of 127 inscriptions in four different languages  

Srikurmam  KurmanathaSwamy Temple Timings:

Temple opening hours: 06:00 AM to 07:45 PM

Srikakulam Srikurmam Temple Daily Sevas And Timings:

  • Suprabhata Seva, Nityabhishekam, Prabhodika, Mangala Snanam, Thiruvaradana, Sarva darshan, Balabhogam: 06:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Rajabhogam: 12 PM
  • Nitya Thiruvaradana, Amngalasnanam: 7 PM
  • Pavalimpu Seva: 8 PM

Srikakulam Srikurmam Temple Ticket Cost:

  • Abhishekam: Rs 200 per couple
  • Kalyanotsavam: Rs 516 per couple

Main Festivals Celebrated At Sri Kurmanadha Temple:

Dolotsavam, JanmaDinam Jayanthi, Kalyanotsavam, Mukkoti Ekadasi are the main festivals celebrated at Sri Kurmanadha Temple

Accommodation At Srikakulam Srikurmam Temple:

Devotees can get accommodation at Srikurmam of Visakhapatnam city. There is ample individual room type accommodation in the TTD guest house. Dormitory type accommodation or 2 VIP rooms in tourism guest houses are available at reasonable rates with convenient facilities.

How To Reach Srikakulam Srikurmam temple:

By Road: Temple is 13 km away from Srikakulam old bus station and 15 km from Srikakulam main bus station

By Rail: Temple is 25 km from Srikakulam railway station

By Air: The nearest airport is at Visakhapatnam is 110 km away

Nearby Temples List:

  • Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple
  • Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple
  • Sri Padmanabha Kshetram
  • Mukhalingeswara Temple
  • Srimukhalingam Temple
  • Sri Rama Kshetram

Sri Kurmanadha Temple Address:

  • Sri Kurmanadha Temple, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh 532404
  • Landline number: 08942 283555
  • Mobile numbers: 9491000669, 9491573249, 9951173104

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