Arasavalli History, Timings, Pooja details, Darshan, Opening, Closing Hours and Route information
From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple was built during the reign of Ganga Kings in 7th Century AD. It was mentioned in the Skanda Purana, that Indra (God of Heaven) created the temple tank with his weapon Vajra Yudha. It is believed that Indra Installed Surya Bhagawan Idol which was recovered from this holy tank. It is said that taking a holy dip in the Pushkarini will relieve the devotee from sins. The water in this holy tank possesses medicinal properties which will cure the diseases.
Temple will be heavy crowded on Rathasapthami day. Lakhs of devotees throng the temple on special days.
The uniqueness of this temple is that Sun rays passes through the five doors and touches Sun god. This astrological miracle occurs twice in a year (Uttarayanam and Dakshinayaam) for three continuous days in the early hours ie in the months of Mar and Oct. This architecture of the temple resembles Kalinga dynasty construction style.
The main deity is of 5.5 ft height and 2.5 ft width. Soura Yanta, Aruna Yantra and Tricha Yantra were installed at the deity.
It is stated in Surya Mandalastakam that performing 108 Pradakshinam and sprinkling Soma Sutra Abhisheka Jalam (holy water) on the head will relieve us from all diseases.
Arasavalli Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Evening Hours: 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special Darshan Ticket cost: Rs.50 per person.
For Accommodation near Temple, Please call @ +91 85000 85151
How to reach Arasavalli 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.
- The temple is easily reachable from Visakhapatnam and Amadalavalasa stations.
Reference Link: Temple History