Surutapalli Palli Kondeswarar Temple in Chittoor

Sri Palli Kondeswarar temple is positioned in the sacred village named Surutapalli, in the district of Chittoor, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. The chief deity of this temple is Palli Konda Shivan, Valmeekeeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Maragathambikai.

The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is called as Kameeyam. This temple is just 2000-3000 years old in this region. The historical name of this sacred place is Suruttappalli.

The most important festivals of this temple Shivarathri in February-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Deepavalli, Tiruvadhirai in Decmber-January, Pongal, New Year day, Navarathri, Masi month, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Amavasya,  Navarathri in September October and pournima are celebrated grandly in the temple.

It is to be noted that the temple remains open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for devotees and pilgrims.

According to the local legends, “This is the only temple where Lord Shiva graces in a reclining form. All deities in the temple grace with their respective consorts. Pallikonda Easwaran-Sarva Mangalambikai; Valmeekeeswarar-Maragathambikai; Vinayaka-Siddhi and Buddhi; Sastha-Pooranai; Kuberan-Gouri Devi, Sanga Nidhi and Padma Nidhi grace the devotees.”  Even thanks giving pujas are conducted in this temple wholeheartedly by the devotees and pilgrims.

The other deities of this temple are Kubera, Indira, Naradha, Markandeya, Saptha Rishis planets Moon and Sun, sages Brugu,  Brhamma, Muruga, Vishnu, Lords Vinayaka and Mother Dhara. As per the Hindu religious scholars, “Devotees reap double benefit by worshipping on Thursdays.”

Address – Sri Pallai Kondeeswarar Temple, Suruttappalli, Chittoor-517 589, Andhra Pradesh.

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