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Bhakta Kannappa Temple Sri Kalahasti

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About Bhakta Kannappa Tippa:

Bhakta Kannappa TippaA Shrine that reminds one about the miracles of true faith and devotion, the small but beautiful temple of Bhakta Kannappa, boast of an odd custom. This distinct temple is on eastern side of the main shrine depicts the idol of Kannappa a tribal youth. Legend has it that Kannappa gave his eye to the lord and this true love and devotion fetched him the unparalleled position of being worshipped along with the lord. This temple is on a hill called Kannappa Tippa behind Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy Temple in Sri Kalahasti.

Story of Bhakta Kannappa Nayanar:-

Thinna is a devotee, who attained salvation through his unstinted devotion. He is none other than Arjuna of Mahabharata fame, who asks Lord Shiva for Moksha (salvation) and was born as Thinna, a hunter, to attain the same.

He was a rustic tribal lad. Lord Siva appeared to him in a dream and inspired him to worship him. One day he strayed into a forest while hunting, and came across a Siva Lingam, covered with leaves. Taking pity on the lonely God, he tried to lift it and take it to his village but failed in shaking the Lingam.

Failing in his efforts, Thinna cleared the Lingam and the surrounding place of all the leaves and went in search of food to offer to the God. He killed a wild boar and brought its roasted meat as an offering to Siva. He brought water from the nearby river to sprinkle on the Lingam. Since he had no vessel to carry water, he filled his mouth with water and brought it.

The priest’s Doubts:

A priest used to go there once a week, clean up the place, light a lamp and cook food and offer it to the Lord Shiva. After Thinna’s worship, when the priest came on his weekly visit he found to his shock, the whole place desecrated, with meat strewn around. He cleaned the place and did his routine rituals. But the next time he came to the place the place was full of meat as Thinna performed his way of Pooja with meat regularly.

The priest prayed Lord Shiva and complained about the mess. Lord Shiva explained him about the Thinna and offered to prove that Thinna’s devotion was superior. The priest hid behind a tree and waited for seeing Thinna’s Pooja. Thinna came with meat and water in his mouth and performed his Pooja.

Kannapar’s Devotion and sacrifice:

To test Thinna’s devotion Lord Siva shed blood from one of His eye. On seeing the blood tried to stop it in several ways but in vein. Finally Thinna without hesitation, Thinna scooped his own eye out with his arrow and fixed it to Lord Shiva and the blood stopped bleeding immediately.

Then the other eye of Lord Shiva started bleeding blood. Thinna was ready to repeat the same, to scoop out the other eye from his own and fix it on the Shiva Lingam. For fixing the eye properly as he might become blind,he put his one leg over the Shiva Lingam and stared scooping his other eye.

Lord Shiva stopped him doing the act. Pleased with his unstinting devotion, Lord Siva offered him a boon. Thinna asked for salvation. Since Thinna offered his eyes to God he is popularly called Kannappa Nayanar – ‘kannu’ being the Telugu and Tamil word for eye.Shiva Lingam Bhakta KannappaBhakta Kannappa gives eye shiva Bhakta Kannappa Temple

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8 Comments

  1. Hi sir,

    Name: Sivaji Palla
    Date Of Birth:06/09/1992
    Birth Place: Muddanuru

    I am searching job from 2013 onwards….still i’m not getting job!!!so what can i do?…..is there any dosham?

    Thanks sir
    sivaji

    • Dear Sivaji
      Kethu will make you to be lazy somewhat and rahu will give you fortunes in speculating.
      There is no major dosha found on a basic reading of your astrology. Need to analyse in deep along with varshapal. That we do not do.
      Better worship Lord Ganesha and Hanuman daily and ask the gods to bless you a job and Hanumanjee will surely help you.
      Om Namah Shivaya

  2. Dear Guru ji,
    Greetings!!
    I want to visit Sree Kalahasti temple for Kaal Sarp dosh pooja. Please let me know if i have kaalp sarp dosh in my kundli because i am facing lot of issues related to health n career.
    My dob is 24 feb 1985
    Place of birth :Dharampur distt solan himachal
    Pradesh, time of birth: 11.15 pm ..
    Plz plz plz respond
    Regards,

    • Dear Rosy
      Yes you have Kaal Sarpa dosh.
      Remember to do a simple Ganesha pooja before doing the parihara pooja for completeness.
      Doing this parihara pooja regularly every year on a Shashti thithi pacifies the malefic planet. Rahu kethu pooja is very powerful and you need to the pooja as much as ardently you can.
      Namah Shivaya

  3. sir i want to do Rahu Kethu kala sarpa dosha pooja on tuesday that is on date 12-05-2015.

    when i have to book pooja ticket at your counter or online booking ..please give your kind information

    my mobile 9000500029

    • Dear Ramesh Puligilla
      Online booking and advance booking is not available. Before the pooja the tickets are issued. try to be there before one or two hours before the pooja.

  4. Sir,

    I want to do rahu kaythu puja on 20/01/15
    The day is amavasya….
    Please suggest the time to do puja on the day

    • Dear Mr. Venkat Galipalli
      20.01.2015 – Tuesday Rahu Kalam Time: – 03.00 pm to 04.30 pm. You should reach the Ticket Counter by 01.00 pm, that would be better.

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