Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple Tirupati Sacredness
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 darshanam of Lord Venkateswara, the pilgrim is supposed to shed his/ her ill-qualities like anger, desire, lust. Pilgrim should reach Tirumala Venkateswara with sattva gunam.
So it is recommended to visit Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple Tirupati ( Azhwar Theertham) prior to climbing Tirumala Hills.
Out of 1008 theerthams in TIRUMALA, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple Tirupati Pushkarini also known as Azhwar Theertham is the only divya / holy theertham which is at the foot of the Tirumala Hills. The water springs up from Lords’s right toe in one of the cliffs and hence Kapila Theertham is considered to be very sacred.
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.
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.
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, Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple Tirupati Pushkariniis supposed to have curative properties. Keeping all this in view , deovtees can have either a holy dip at Kapila Theertham or sprinkle some water on the head, and have darsanam of main deity inside Temple Lord siva and then proceed to Tirumala either Alipiri Mettu or SriVari Mettu, the foot of the Hills.
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