Kasi Visweshara And Annapurneshwari Temple is located on the banks of Kusasthali river at Bugga Agraharam, near Nagari, 56 kms from Tirupati. This temple is currently maintained by TTD. The main deity is Sri Kāsi Visweswara Swami, with his consorts Sri Annapurṇa and Sri Kamakṣhi Devi.
Kasi Visweshara and Annapurneshwari Temple History:
Once Gowthama maharshi desired to convert this temple place of labode place of Shri Kaalabhairava Swamy as Dhakshina kailasam by uncarnating Lord Visweshwara Swamy Lingam From kasi and also to bring Goddess Ganga maatha to flow through this kushasthali River in order to attain get salvatron to one who dissolves the Ash of a demised person. The sage conducted a yaga (yagna) to please the Lord Shiva and Ganga maatha and achieved the Boons. He incarnated a Shiva Longa (which Lord Shiva Granted the sage) and brought Gangama through five channels.
It is said that there was a small pit behind the Shiva Linga (Kasi Vishweeshwara Swamy) Idol. The origin of the water in the pit and the water passing through the channels is not known to anybody even today. There are small shrined constructed and dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Lord Kaalabhairava. Navagrahas, and Naaga Kanyas (Sculptured twisted snakes etc) also kept in the temple.
Even today the 9th day or 11th day ceremony after ones dernise are being conducted here near by the temple. Beside the temple lies the kanchi Kamakoti Peetam building Shram. The Adhisankara Acharya visited this temple and constructed this ashram in the year 1932. This kasi vishweshwara Swamy Temple was further constructed by the Samsthanadhipathis.
Deities in Kasi Visweshwara Swamy Temple:
Sri Kasi Visweswara Swami
Sri Annapurna Ammavaru
Sri Kamakshi Ammavaru
Sri Devi Bhudevi Sameta Sri Prayaga Madhava Swami
Kasi Visweshwara Swamy Temple Sevas & Festivals:
Kalyaṇotsavam seva once in an year on Panguni Uttaram day. The main utsavams are: Pradoṣha puja (twice a month), Kala Bhairava Aṣhṭami (monthly), Kartika-Induvasara puja, Maha Siva-ratri.
Kasi Visweshwara Swamy Temple Dress Code:
Woman devotee should wear a sari or chudidar with a chunni, while a Male devotee can wear a dhoti or lungi with an uttareeyam or kurta-pajama. A simple shirt and trousers are also allowed, but ideally men should wear dhoti and uttariyam. Apart from these traditional dresses, other outfits such as bermudas, t-shirts, jeans, shorts and other Western-style dresses are not allowed.
How to Reach Kasi Visweshwara Swamy Temple:
By Road : APSRTC buses connect all towns in Andhra Pradesh with Tirupati. Tamil Nadu public transport corporation buses connect many cities in the state with Tirupati. KSRTC buses connect many cities in Karnataka with this holy city. The city has a wide network of inter state and inter city buses. Bus stops can be found all over the city from where you can catch a bus to your desired location.
By Rail: Tirupati is a major railway station and is well connected to major cities across India especially Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Quilon, Trivandrum and Hyderabad. It is also connected by Chennai sub-urban railways in North-western line. Renigunta junction which lies on the busy Chennai – Mumbai rail corridor, is 15 km away from Tirupati city. Tirupati is starting point of many trains including, Tirupati-H. Nizammudin AP sampark kranti express, Hari priya express, Narayanadri express, Venkadadri express, Rayalaseema express. Recently, a double decker intercity express was introduced between Tirupati and Kacheguda.
By Air : Tirupati International Airport (50 km) is the nearest airport and the next nearest airport is Meenambakkam International Airport in Chennai(86.7 km).
Kasi Visweshwara Swamy Temple Address:
Kasi Visweshara and Annapurneshwari Temple,
Andhra Pradesh 517590.