Sri Saraswathy Kshetramu is a famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Saraswathy located in the Ananthsagar, Chinna Kodur Mandal, Siddipet Division, Medak district of present Telangana. The temple was built on Friday, May 2nd, 1980. It is located between Siddipet to Karimnagar, 22 kilometres away from the former, 125 kilometres from Hyderabad and 63 kilometres from Medak.
About The Deity
The presiding deity of this temple is Goddess Saraswathy, who is seen in a standing posture with Veena (musical instrument) in her hand. It is the one and only place where Goddess Saraswathy is seen in such a position.
Legend and Stories
This Temple was built by Astaakala Narasimha Rama Sharma, who is a poet in Astaavadhani genre around 1980s. Astaakala Narasimha Rama Sharma was a teacher, and also an Astrologer, Vasthu Sasthra (Indian feng-sui) expert, Ground water locator, and he used his own earned money to build this Temple.
Devi Trirathri (3 day festival)
In the first half of Ashweeyuja month, Saraswathy Pooja will be performed on Mula Nakshatram day). On that day devotees prefer to go for Akshara Srikaram for their kids. On Dussehra, pooja will be performed at 12.00 noon. People will perform Pradakshanas to Shami (tree).
Deekshas will be taken by devotees from Dussehra till Vasantha Panchami i.e. Makhasudda Panchami.
Every year from Makha Sudda Chavithi to Makha Sudda Shasti, Brahmotsava will be performed. In these three days, especially on the Vasantha Panchami i.e. Birthday of Saraswathy Devi is celebrated. Mahabhishekam is performed to all sacred Idols and Pooja with 64 Upacharas, Kalasasthapana, Homam, Saraswathy Yagnam and the last day Poornaahuthi. Annadhana Vitharana (Free meals) is given to all the devotees. In the afternoons, Lectures and Discourses will be organized with eminent scholars and people on Saraswathy. Eminent personalities of various professions will be honoured by the temple.
Poojas performed in this temple are Ashtothara Kumkumarchana, Akshara Sreekaram or Aksharaabhyaasam, Vadi Biyyam (offering of rice to the deity), Annaprasana (initiation of feeding rice to kids), and Vahana Pooja. Festivals like Gurupurnima are celebrated with much gaiety and fervour.
The nearest airport to the temple is Hyderabad.
The nearest Railway station to the temple is Chegunta Railway Station.
Government and Private buses from all places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are available to reach this Saraswathy Temple.
Sri Saraswathy Kshethramu,
Medak District, Telangana.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih Same Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati
Meaning -May Goddess Saraswathi who is the Goddess of knowledge and is appreciated by the learned ones who have mastered the Shastras and who is the wife of the creator, reside on my tongue.
Shrii Saraswatii Namahstubhyam Varade Kaama Ruupini Twaam Aham Praarthane Devii Vidyaadaanam Cha Dehi Me
Meaning -I bend down unto you O Goddess, the one who grants all her devotees' wishes, to uplift me with knowledge.
Gnanananda Mayam Devam Nirmala Spatika Kruthim Aadharam Sarva Vidyanam Hayagrivam Upasmahe
Meaning -I commit myself to the embodiment of knowledge and bliss, the Goddess who is very pure and forms the basis of all learning.
Yaa Kundendu Tushaarahaara Dhavalaa Yaa Shubhra Vastraavritaa Yaa Veenaa Varadanda Manditakaraa Yaa Shveta Padmaasanaa Yaa Brahmaachyuta Shankara Prabhritibihi Devaih Sadaa Pujitaa Saa Maam Pattu Sarasvatee Bhagavatee Nihshesha Jaadjyaapahaa
Meaning -May the blessed Saraswathi, Goddess Bhagavati, who is the deity for learning and who removes our laziness, protect us. She who is like the jasmine flower, pure and white, who is like the full moon, who is dressed in a clean robe and holds the veena. She who sits on a white lotus and is revered by the holy trinity - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva and other Gods.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.