Surya Narayana Temple Budagavi

Surya Narayana Temple Budagavi

Surya Narayana Temple Budagavi Village, Uravakonda Mandal, Anantapur District.  This temple is located on Bellary Highway and close to Uravakonda. This is the 2nd Temple in Andhra, 3rd in South and 8th in India. This is the only temple in the world where Surya Narayana is facing towards South direction.

This temple has been declared as an ancient monument and is under the maintenance of Archaeology and Museums Department.

Surya Narayana Temple Budagavi History

One of the oldest temple for The Sun dating back to 13th Century at Uravakonda. This temple was built during the times of Chaluka empire. The 5 feet Padmapani Idol of black granite holding lotus buds is flanked by Usha and Chaya. Padma stands for wisdom, Usha and Chaya for eternity. As per hindu traditions, Surya is considered as the only visible form of God that can be seen every day and is regarded as an aspect of Siva and Vishnu by Shaivities and Vaishanvites respectively.

Surya is also known as Surya Narayana. Surya, the sun god is also aknowledged as one of the eight form of Lord Siva (Astamurthi). Surya is the God of light as per vedic texts. Surya is the literal source of life.

 

Surya Narayana Temple Budagavi Festivals

Rathasapthami will be celebrated in a grand, where Ksheerabhishekam will be performed to the main deity.

 

How to reach Surya Narayana Temple Budagavi?

  1. Temple is 55 km from Anantapur Town. Direct bus is available at regular intervals.
  2. 5 km from Uravakonda.
  3. Nearest railway junction is at Guntakal, which is at 39 km from the temple.
  4. Temple is 330 km from Tirupati. Direct train is available from Tirupati Central Railway station to Guntakal.

 

Surya Narayana Temple Budagavi

 

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