Kulandeshwara Swamy temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is situated at Kattamanchi village, in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Popularly called the Lord Kulandeshwara Swamy temple, it was built a long time ago, around the 11th Century by a ruler belonging to the Chola Dynasty.
This temple houses an ancient tree, which was about 100 years old, called Sami Vruksham. This tree is said to have been damaged due to some natural calamity. Fortunately, a small tree of the same kind is growing beside the broken tree. An idol of Lord Ganesha was installed on the SamiVruksham. Thus this Ganesha later got to be popularly called the Vruksha Ganapathy.
How to Reach Kattamanchi
The Airports of Thirupathi and Chennai are the nearest airports to the Chithoor district.
Chittor Railway Station and Siddampalli Railway Station are the closest located railway stations to Kattamanchi. However, the Katpadi Junction is major railway head which is around 31Kms from Kattamanchi.
Chittoor district has good road connectivity to many towns and cities around it. The Chittoor APSRTC Bus Station , Putalpattu APSRTC Bus Station , Bangarupalyem APSRTC Bus Station are the nearby Bus Stations to Kattamanchi. AP State run transport corporation plies a number of bus services to Chithoor from other major cities of AP.
Kulandeshwara Swamy temple,
Kattamanchi, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh,
India, Pincode – 517001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.