Moolasthaneswara Swamy Temple

Moolasthaneswara Swamy Temple Gajula Mandyam, Tirupati

In olden days, this place was popular by the name Mandya Puram. Moolsthaneswara Swamy is one of the five Siva temples which were built on the Swarna Mukhi river which starts at Chandragiri and continues the journey through Sri Kalahasti.

Temple remains open on all days.

  1. Sri Agastheeswara Swamy Temple, Mukkoti
  2. Sri Parasareswara Swamy Temple, Yogimallavaram
  3. Sri Moolasthaneswara Swamy Temple, Gajula Mandyam
  4. Sri Parasurameswara Swamy Temple, Gudimallam
  5. Sri Kalahastheeswara Swamy Temple, Sri Kalahasti

Moolasthaneswara Swamy Temple History

Siva Linga was discovered by the dumb farmer while plowing the farm land. Blood started oozing out of the Linga which was hit by the plow . Dumb farmer started shouting after seeing the special lights from the Linga. Villagers unearthed the Self-manifested Siva Linga. Later, Chola Kings installed Swayambhu and Moolasthaneswara Swamy which is of 3 feet height in the same complex.

From the inscriptions written in Tamil and Telugu, it is known that this temple was built by Chola Kings and is of 1000 years old. Temple received huge contributions during Chola period. The inner structure resembles Gudimallam temple structure.

Special Poojas will be performed on 5 Mondays during Karthika Masam. Rudrabhishekam, Annabhishekam and Utsava deities procession will be performed on these special days.  Temple was rebuilt and performed Maha Kumbabhishekam on 28-2-2008. From then on pooja is offered regularly.

Temple Timings: 5:00 am – 9:00 pm

How to reach Moolasthaneswara Swamy Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Tirupati which is 10.5 km away from the temple. It is easily reachable by cab from Airport.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Renigunta which is 6 km away

By Road.

  1. Gajula Mandyam is easily reachable from Tirupati, Renigunta bus station. From the bus station, the temple is 100 ft away.

Moolasthaneswara Swamy Temple

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