Kapila Theertham Temple History

Kapila Theertham Temple History Legends, Timings, Route info

It may be mentioned here that TIRUMALA is Kaliyuga Vaikuntam and Sri Vaikuntanathan has manifested Himself as Lord Srinivasa. The sacred TIRUMALA Hills consisting of seven peaks is considered to be seven-hooded Adisesha . Before going to have darsanam of Perumal, one is supposed to shed his/ her ill-qualities like anger, desire, lust and one has to approach Lord with sattva gunam. Hence, it is recommended to go to Kapila Theertham ( Azhwar Theertham)before trekking the Hills. Out of 1008 theerthams in TIRUMALA, Kapila Theertham also known as Azhwar Theertham is the only divya / holy theertham which is at the foot of the Hill. The water springs up from Lords’s right toe in one of the cliffs and hence Kapila Theertham is considered to be very sacred.

Kapila Theertham Temple History as stated in Puranas

Since Shiva and Parvathi blessed Kapila rishi who was doing penance on the banks of this theertham, this came to be known as Kapila Theertham. It is also known as Azhwar Theertham because there is a sannidhi for Nammazhwar here. It is said that none of the Azhwars climbed the Hills and they did mangalasaasanam (Holy Bath) from this place only.

Kapila Theertham Temple Prominence

The image of Sri Krishna in Azhwar Theertham is eye captivating. By having a purificatory bath in Kapila Theertham (Azhwar Theertham) , one gets rid of all sins committed . This is similar to our journey to Vaikuntam. It is mentioned in Archaradhi gadhi, that enroute the soul has a purificatory dip in Viraja Nadhi. By doing so, the soul sheds the Rajas gunam and proceeds to Paramapadam with Sattva gunam. Also, this theertham is supposed to have curative properties. Keeping all this in view , onc can have either a holy dip at Kapila Theertham or sprinkle some water on the head, and have darsanam of Venugopala Swamy and other deities and  proceed to Alipiri, the foot of the Hills.

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Significance of the Theertham

During karthika masam, on the full moon day afternoon, all the thirthams from the three worlds join in Kapila thirtham . If one takes bath during this time, he/she will get rid of all sins and go to Bramha’s world. One will get the result of donating gold of the size of Meru mountain by just donating the gold of sesame seed size at this thirtham. It gives chandra lokam by just donating a fistful of rice. One will get Swarga, kailasa, vaikunta, Bramha lokams by giving away a cow, donating land, imparting knowledge, giving a girl or doing mantra upadesam. The one who chants the mantra ” Ayanthi sarva theerdhaani madhyahne kaapilam saraha” and takes bath in the afternoon of a full moon day during kaarthika masam will get the above result.

Kapila Theetham Temple Timings

S.NoSeva/ PoojaTimings
1Suprabhatham5 :00 am – 5:30 am
2Abhishekam5:30 am – 6:30 am
3Alankaram, Archana6:30 am – 7:00 am
41st Bell7:00 am – 7:30 am
5Sarva Darshanam7:30 – 11:00 am
62nd Bell11:00 – 11:30 am
7Sarva Darshanam11:30 am – 4:00 pm
8Abhishekam4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
9Sahasra namarchana4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
10Lalitha Sahasra namarchana5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
11Night bell5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
12Deeparadhana6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
13Sarva Darshanam6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
14Ekantha Seva8:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Kapila Theertham Photo- Gallery

Kapila Theertham Falls Video

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