Pithapuram Puruhitika Devi Temple, Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi Shakti Peetham in Pithapuram

Pithapuram Puruhutika

Pithapuram Puruhutika

Puruhutika Devi temple in Pithapuram is one of the Astadasha Shakti Peetha temples. This temple is dedicated to Lord Kukkuteshwara Swamy (Lord Shiva) and his consort Goddess Sri Puruhutika Devi (Goddess Sri Rajarajeshwari Devi).

Importance and Sanctity of Pithapuram:

The kshetrams or the temples located here can directly indicate the significance and sanctity of Pithapuram. In Pithapuram Sri Puruhuthika Devi is consecrated with Lord Sri Kukkuteshwara Swamy, hence it is one of the 18 Shakti Peethams (Prominent temples of Mother Goddess, Shakti) and a popular Shiva Kshetram.

Sri Pada Gaya Kshetram – Sri Pada Vallabha Temple in Pithapuram:

Pithapuram is also important for Vishnu devotees as it is Sri Pada Gaya Kshetram. Puranas explain that in Pithapuram Lord Dattatreya, the SadGuru Deva of Sakala Loka (Teacher for whole universe), was incarnated as Sri Sri Pada Vallabha Swamy. Pithapuram is located in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Shakti Peetham in Pithapuram – Goddess Sri Puruhutika Devi Temple:

The temple of Goddess Sri Rajarajshwari Devi is one of the ancient temples of India. The Lord Goddess of Pitahpuram, Sri Puruhuthika Devis Pitham is lying here and because of that the name of the Goddess became “Puruhuthika Devi” and the town is called as “Pithapuram”.

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  1. K. Venkateswara Rao says:

    I am the grand son of Sri Kandukuri Akki Raju who was there in Pithapuram, any one knows about this family will definetly can recognize us. They had a house the just in the enterence of Pithapuram. Can any one help me to see that house now I want visit the area & see the house.

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  2. MSRAO says:

    Puruhuthika peetham is a powerful peetham among ashtadasapeetham from Pithikapuram,in olden days this place is known as puruhuthikapuram,then came to pitthapuram ,pitikapuram and now calling as pithapuram,a well known hindu’s shiva temple kukkutalingam is here in this temple,gayasura gave his chest for yagam, and shive given moksham to gayasura and then gaya’s foots were kept here and from then this rever is known as Padagaya

    a wonderful devotional place and VYASA BHAGAVAN,SANKARACHARYA visited this place as per historical stories

    we must see this bhagavan place

    ome namah ssivaya
    ome rajarajeswaree devathayanamah
    ome namo narayanayanamah