Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple is dedicated to Sun God. From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built the King Devendra Varma of Kalinga dynasty in the 7th century A.D. Sunday will be the auspicious day to worship Sun God. Rathasapthami festival will be celebrated in a grand.
Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple History
It was mentioned in Padma Purana that Suryanarayana (Sun God) born to Sage Kashyap and Aditi. It was the Sage Kashyap who installed Suryanarayana (Sun God) at this place.
As per the legends, during Dwaparayuga, Balarama brother of Lord Krishna brought the river Nagavali with his plough and built a temple on the banks of the river. All Devas worshipped the Lord Rudra Koteswara and Goddess Uma (Parvati) at this temple. Indra, the Heaven God arrived late and tried to enter the temple. Nandi the Divine Gatekeeper, who was guarding the entrance stopped him from entering to prevent any disturbance his master. Indra remained adamant over his demand in entering the temple which made Nandi angry. Nandi thereupon kicked him strongly with his foot and thrown him miles away from the temple on the eastern side. Indra laid in an unconscious state with body pains. It is said that Indra relieved from the body pains by installing and worshipping the Sun God at his place. Indra created a water pool with his weapon Vajrayudha which was called by IndraPushkarini.
Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple Sunrays
Every year at the beginning of Uttarayana and Dakshinayan the Sunrays touches the holy feet of the Sun God inside the Sanctum Sanctorum and remains steady for few minutes. Thousands of devotees visit this temple during this time. It is believed that Worshipping Sun God on these days will be blessed with good fortune.
Arasavalli Darshan Timings
Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Hours: 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Devasthanam,
Arasavalli, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh
How to reach Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple?
- The nearest International airport is at Visakhapatnam which is 113 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Amadalavalasa (Srikakulam road) which is 16 km away.
- Temple is easily reachable from Visakhapatnam and Amadalavalasa stations.
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Reference Link: Temple History