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.
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.
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,
Andhra Pradesh – 517644.