Tripurantakam Temple History, Timings, Poojas and Darshan details
Tripurantakam Temple Legend
Tripurantakam is the East Gate of the Srisailam Temple. As per the Puranas, Lord Siva self-manifested here at Kumaragiri hill as Tripurantakeswara after killing the demon Tripurasura. Bala Tripura Sundari emerged from Chitagni Gundam which is North of Kumaragiri Hill, after killing the demons. As per Puranas, Goddess self-manifested at Kathambhavana. As stated in the Puranas, Kumara Swamy, The Commander-In-Chief, killed the demon Tarakasura on top of this hill.
As stated in the Puranas, Tarakasura’s three sons, Vidyunnathi, Tarakakshudu, Kamalakshudu, want to take revenge for their father death. They performed strict penance for years for the Lord Brahma. Impressed Brahma appeared before them and granted the boon with conditions set. As per the boon, each one was allotted with a city which flies in the air and they will have not threats when they are in their places. And the Condition is that their supernatural powers will weaken if three cities come closer and stay strong when they are apart. With their Supernatural powers, they conquered Heaven and The Earth. Lord Brahma with Devas approached Lord Siva for the rescue. Lord Siva demolished the cities and killed the demons when they got closer. Lord Siva self-manifested after killing the demon. Lord Siva took help from Goddess during the war with the demon and goddess self-manifested after killing the demon along with Lord Siva.
Tripurantakam Temple History
From the inscriptions, it is known that this temple received huge contributions from the kings during 11 AD – 16 AD. This temple was built by Ganapathi Dev of Kakatiya dynasty. Later Pratapa Rudra from Kakatiya dynasty used to worship the deity here. It is said that the cave located in the temple complex connects Tripurantakam with Srisailam.
Tripurantakam Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Evening Hours: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
How to reach Tripurantakam Temple?
- The nearest airport is at Vijayawada which is 170 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Markapuram which is 42 km away.
- Temple is easily reachable from Markapuram, Kurnool, Atmakur. Direct bus is available from Markapuram and Kurnool to this temple.
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