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Pathala Vinayaka Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple, History, Timings, Location

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Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple Timings: 5.30 AM to 8.30 PM

Pathala Vinayaka Temple is located at the northern entrance of Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple in Srikalahasti at about 35 feet below the ground.

Pathala Vinayaka Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple History:

There is a popular legend which narrates about the manifestation Lord Vinayaka deep in the Suvarnamukhi River. It is said that Sage Agasthya did not worship Lord Vinayaka when he went to Dakshin Kailash and because of that the Suvarnamukhi River dried up. Sage Agasthya realized his mistake and worshipped Lord Vinayaka and sought his blessings. Since the Lord Vinayaka’s image appeared at the bottom of the river, it became known as Pathala Vinayaka. The shrine is located close to the northern Gopuram of Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple and one has to descend a plight of 20 steps to reach there.

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Pathala Vinayaka Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple Location:

Pathala Ganapathi Temple is located at the entrance to Sri Kalahasti Temple. Only 10 members are allowed in a stretch to enter due to lack of adequate oxygen, the elderly, obese people, asthmatics, children and people with arthritis problems not allowed to go inside. It is a small, unique sanctuary built about 30 feet underground. There are about 20 steps to get to the temple. The entrance to the opening is not wide either. The steps are very narrow and steep. Pathala Ganapathi is modest in size and has no priests, the devotees adore him with Karpura Harati. A devotee who wants to pray Pathala Vinayaka must wait a long time.

Pathala Vinayaka Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple

Sri Kalahasti Kalahasteeswara Swamy Temple view

Prasadam At Srikalahasti:

1. Laddu – Rs. 10/-
2. Pulihora – Rs. 10/-
3. Vada – Rs. 10/-
4. Jilebi – Rs. 15/-
5. Mahanivedana Laddu – Rs. 50/-

Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple Address:

Sri Kalahastheeswara Temple,
Srikalahasti,
Andhra Pradesh – 517644.
Phone:085782 22240.

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4 Comments

  1. Well not a comment. but require some information about performing of KALA SARPA DOSHA NIVARANA POOJA
    can u pls inform me the details as I have to perform the pooja for the mariage of my son. Full details can be infomed
    about the timings, things to get, amount to be paid for the pooja etc.
    tks

    • Dear Jaganatha Rao
      Ticket cost – rs 1500, 750 and 350.
      To buy the ticket you need to reach the temple counter two hours prior to raahu kaalam time. pooja samagri will be issued along with the ticket itself. So need not buy anything outside the temple except flowers if not given in the sachet.
      Best days are Shukla Paksha Shashti thithi, or the other sashti thithi also and Chathurthy, Panchami, Amavasya and Pournami. If the boy Nakshathra is Ashlesha then doing on Ashlesha Nakshathra thithi is suggestible.
      If sashti thithi falls on a sashti thithi then its best to perform on that day.
      Or simply you can do the pooja on any Tuesdays raahu kaalam time.
      Rahu kaal time is the best and if you are unable to reach during that particular time then you can do it any other time alos.
      First need to worship Lord Ganesh and then doing rahu kethu pooja is must for the fulfillment.
      If you sit in the pooja sthala then the poojari will recite manthras to be recited by you after him. So you need to recite those manthras after the poojar performing pooja to the two naaga idols give in the sachet.
      The duration of the pooja will be around 45 minutes.
      You can do the Nivarana pooja on behalf of your son or if that boy does the pooja then well and fine, better.
      Doing Rudhra Abhishekam after Ganesh worship and before rahu kethu pooja is also beneficial.
      Om Namah Shivaya

    • Dear Adarsh
      If you can stay with a fast till the completion of the parihara pooja then you can observe fast (would be best) or if you cant then omit. No non veg for the whole day. Take a head bath before coming to the pooja is as usual and go back straight to your home only and take a bath and enter your home. First worship Lord Ganesh and then do the parihara pooja.
      Om Namah Shivaya

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