Arasavalli Suryanarayana Temple

October 25, 2022 by admin0

One of the most distinctive features of Arasavalli Suryanarayana Temple is that it  constructed in such a way that twice a year, in March and September, the rays of the sun touch the feet of God’s statue. This a hilarious scene. Indra Pushkarini believed to have been dug by Indra using his Vajrayudh. People attach great importance to it and believe that taking a dip in the lake before performing the puja will bring the blessings and blessings of the Sun God.

Arasavalli Temple


Once Lord Indra ignoring the words of the gatekeeper Nandi attempted to force his entry into the ancient temple of Sri Rudra Koteeswara Swamy at an untimely hour when Lord Shiva was alone with his consort Parvatiji. The gatekeeper Nandi, while discharging his duties, kicked the intruder out. Indra fell down senseless about two miles away.

In an unconscious stage, Indra dreamt that he would be relieved of his pain of injury if he built a temple and installed an idol of the Sun God. Following the dream, he picked up a handful of the earth three times at the place where he was lying and to his great joy, found a beautiful idol of Sun God with His three consorts: Usha, Padmini, and Chaya. Thus, Lord Devendra founded this temple and installed the existing idol of the Sun God commonly known as SURYANARAYANA SWAMY. The Lord here is Swayamvaktha.

According to mythology, Lord Indra, the king of the gods, wanted to enter the Koteshwar temple but  thrown out by Nandi. Therefore, Lord Indra established a temple for the Sun god at Arasvalli and performed rituals as an apology for his arrogant behavior in an attempt to force his entry into the temple.

About the Arasavalli Suryanarayana Temple

Here, the Sun God seen riding on a chariot, which  pulled by seven horses and driven by Aruna, a charioteer. The greatness of this temple is that the rays of the sun touch the feet of the deity twice a year in the months of February and June through a closed entrance. There are two more deities in this temple, Lord Indra and Navagraha.




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