Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple located in the Indrakiladri hillock,Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.This temple overlooks the city of Vijayawada and the river Krishna.
About The Temple
Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the prominent temples in Vijayawada. Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple in Vijayawada is dedicated to Sri Subramanya Swamy (Murugan) - the general of the ground forces of the devas and the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Furthermore, just close to the cave shrine, an ant hill is found - the natural habitat of snakes that is revered by people with equal zeal as that of primary deity. Therefore, Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple in Vijayawada is endued with a triplex distinction, that is to say, Sri Dandayudhapani Swamy in the form of a boy, Sri Valli Devayanai sametha Subramanya - Lord Mururgan with his divine consorts and lastly; the almighty in the form of a serpent.
The three forms of Sri Subramanya Swamy in a same location are regarded to be singular and the temple is frequented by devotees from faraway locations. Learned about this unique Sri Subramanya Swamy kshetram, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal, the 69th acharya and pontiff of the renowned Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham - a famed Hindu monastic establishment situated in the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, offered the deities and structures of Balipeetha, Idumban and so on. Besides, Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal laid the foundation stone for the flight of steps.
Many other eminent gurus and acharyas like Sri la Sri Sivanadha Mouna Swamigal of Thiruvalam, Thirumuruga Kirupanandha Variyar Swamigal visited this shrine and made the place of worship proud.
Legend and Stories
The story behind this illustrious temple is rather peculiar and extremely enthralling. lddhipalli Guruvula Das, a pious follower and admirer of Lord Subrahmanya, used to offer Surya Namaskara to Lord Surya Bhagavan day-after-day. On an auspicious day, Sri Subramanya Swamy appeared to him in an avatar of a snake. The flabbergasted devotee felt blessed.
Exactly after six days of this incredible appearance of Sri Subramanya Swamy, lddhipalli Guruvula Das had a dream in which the almighty wanted him to erect a temple, with the help of the local people. Later, when the pious devotee decided to build a temple, the local people suggested him to visit the temples of Lord Muruga in Tamil Nadu and choose one that is worthy of imitation. The devotee went on a pilgrimage to the famous Aarupadai Veedu (Six Holy Abodes) of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu. He went on to visit
- Thiruthani Subramanya Swami Temple
- Swamimalai Swaminatha Swamy Temple
- Pazhani Dandayudhapani Temple
- Pazhamudircholai Subramanya Temple
- Thiruparankunram Subrahmanya Swami Temple
- Tiruchendur Subrahmanya Swami Temple
Among the six holy abodes of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu, lddhipalli Guruvula Das picked Thiruthani Subramanya Swami Temple and the primary deity of the temple - Lord Tanikesan with divine consorts Deivanai and Valli (Sri Valli Deivanai Sametha Lord Subramnayar), and commenced with construction. As luck would have it, the sincere devotee struck a priceless buried treasure - a structure of Sri Balasubramanya Swamy and a few clay lamps, while excavation. His joy knew no bounds that went on to establish two sacred sites, one for Sri Balasubramanya Swamy and another for Sri Valli Deivanai Sametha Lord Subramnayar.
During the year 1954, the sacred idols were installed according to the Agama Shastras as per the traditions of Hinduism. A large number of people participated in the auspicious occasion of Ashtabandhanam and Kumbhabhishekam of Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple in Vijayawada.
Skanda Shasti, Devasena Kalyanotsav, Panguni Utthiram, Padi Utsav, Thai Poosam, Kavadi and so on
How To Reach Vijayawada
One can easily get regular flights to Vijayawada from other major cities of the country. Airport(s): Vijayawada Airport (VGA)
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Vijayawada. Railway Station(s): Vijayawada Junction (BZA)
Vijayawada is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Bus Station(s): Vijayawada , Vijayawada
Subramanya Swamy Temple,
Krishna District, Vijayawada,
Andhra Pradesh, Pincode - 520001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Forgiveness for past deeds
- Neutralize the malefic effects of Mars
- Good Health
Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye
Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.
Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham
Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.
Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam
Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.
Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney
Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.
The temple is open from 06:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM