Sri Kalahasti Temple – the mythological marvel

Srikalahasti temple is an old temple of Lord Siva, It was built in the year 1516 by Krishnadevraya – the ruler of the Vijayanagara realm. This temple is one of the biggest in the area. The principal divinity of this temple is Lord Siva in the type of Shivalinga. It is accepted that Lord Siva is known as Kalahasteeswara.


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Srikalahasti temple in Srikalahasti


Srikalahasti Temple Story

Srikalahasti temple is arranged in the Chittoor region. The word Srikalahasti is derived from three Telugu words, ‘Sri’ for spider and ‘Kala’ for snake ‘Hasti’ which implies elephant.All three of them used to worship lord shiva but found each other’s ways of worshiping lord shiva wrong as the spider use to weave the webs to protect the lingas from stones, the snake use to worship shiva by precious stones, the hasti used to fill his trunk with water and spray on shiva linga. They ended up fighting and killing each other and attaining moksha. Thus, he made this temple. The icons of the primary god are Lord Siva as Linga and Goddess Parvati as Sivalinga. This temple is otherwise called the Kalahasteeswara temple.

Srikalahasti temple is a significant pioneer community for Hindus, who come to love the Shiva Linga and the consecrated ridge.

Srikalahasteeswara Temple – Thinna Story

At the point when Arjuna was mulling over Lord Shiva for Pashupatastra, to test him Sri Shiva entered that backwoods as a creature tracker and because of the battle between Sri Shiva and Arjuna, a fight occurred among both lastly dazzled by Arjuna’s endeavors, Sri Mahashiva gave him the Pasupathasthra. Notwithstanding, on account of his egotistic nature of being the best fighter, he is brought back to life as a lover in the Kali Yuga as Kannappa Nayanar lastly got freedom.

Thinna was a resolute devotee of the Vayu Linga of the Srikalahasteeshwara Temple which he found in the backwoods while chasing. Being a tracker, he didn’t have a clue how to appropriately worship Lord Shiva. It is said that he poured water from his mouth on the Shiva lingam which he brought from the close by stream Swarnamukhi. He additionally offered Lord Shiva whatever creature he chased, including pig tissue.

However, Lord Shiva acknowledged his contributions since Thinna was unadulterated on a fundamental level and his commitment was valid. Once, Lord Shiva tried the unflinching commitment of Thinna. With his divine force, He made a quake and the rooftop highest points of the temple started to fall. Every one of the sages fled from the scene aside from Thinna who covered the linga with his body to keep it from any harm. Thus he was named from there on as Dheera (bold one).

Thinna saw that one of the eyes of the Shiva linga was overflowing blood and tears. Detecting that Lord Shiva’s eye had been harmed, Thinna continued to cull his one eye out with one of his bolts and put it in the spot of the draining eye of the Shiva linga. This halted the seeping in that eye of the linga. Yet, to entangle matters further, he saw that the other eye of the linga has likewise begun overflowing blood.

So Thinna felt that if he somehow happened to cull his other eye as well, he would get heedless to precisely know where he needs to put his own second eye over the draining second eye of the lingam. So he set his incredible toe on the linga to stamp the spot of the draining second eye and continued to cull out his other and just eye. Moved by his commitment, Lord Shiva showed up before Kannappa, prevented him from culling his lone eye, and reestablished the two his eyes. He made Thinna one of the Nayanars and he was called Kannappan or Kannappa Nayanar.

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