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Special Features of Sri Vyasaraya Theertha Nettikanti Hamuman Temple

Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple Timings: 4.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 8.30 pm.

As a resident of Brahmaloka, Shambhukarna assisted Lord Brahma in arranging the important requirements for daily worship. However, on one day, he was delayed in executing his work. Lord Brahma was so angry that he cursed Shambhukarna to be born on Earth as man. Hence he was born as Prahlada to HiranyaKasyapu (Krithayuga), Bahlika (Dwaparyuga) and he fought for the Kauravs (Mahabharatha Sangrama), Vyasaraya (Kaliyuga), Raghavendra Swamy (Mantralaya).

Sri Vyasaraya was the most favoured disciple of Lord Anjaneya and had seen the Lord in his true form. Vyasaraya never had his food without offering prayers to the Lord. Vyasaraya installed idols of Sree Lord Anjaneya in the districts of Bellary, Anantapur and Kurnool that were parts of Vijayanagar Empire. While he was touring Vyasaraya stayed at the ashram of Vijaya Dasara Teertha Swamy at Silpagiri (now Chippagiri in Kurnool district). He dreamed Lord one Nettikanti Anjaneyaswamy. The Lord told him to reinstall his idol at the Margosa site at the Nettikallu village. Exact spot to locate the idol that was under the soil was there a withered Margosa tree would come alive as soon as he reaches and his feet touches the tree it would come alive with fresh new leaves.

Just as instructed, the very next day Vyasaraya visited the site. The withered Margosa tree started bearing new leaves as soon as his feet touched the tree. He asked the village elders to dig and soon the 10 feet Idol of Lord Anjaneya was exposed. The Idol was glowing in all its divine splendour and glory. It was removed from the soil and reinstalled at Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Kasapuram Temple with full religious rites. The Swamy sent for ancestors of present Archakas and gave instructions to them in respect of Archana,Dhoopam.Deepa,Nyvedya offerings etc. He stayed at the temple for some time and helped in performing “Anushtana”. Finally before leaving he offered his tapophala to Lord Anjaneya.kasapuram-sri-nettikanti-anjaneya-swamy-temple

The Idol sees “South” with his face directed towards East. He is Poorvabhimukhi. The Idol is carved in such that it appears that he is patiently listening to his devotees. He is always ready to protect and rescue his devotees. This is evident by his “Abhayahasta”. He is clad in “Kaupeena”, his left hand, his Abhayahasta that is placed firmly on his waist. His right hand has a club that he uses simultaneously for crushing various Idols that represents evil spirits. He is projected in an inimitable style. The idol of the super divine is lovely and this can be witnessed at the time of Abhisheka. The Idol is also full of animation. The decoration of the Idol by temple priests adds to the splendid glow of the Idol at Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Kasapuram Temple.

The idol was installed at Nettikallu Village with full Vedic rites so the “Lord” was known as Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy. Nettikallu means a good stone while Nettikanti means one eyed. The Idol is carved out such that that the right eye is visible so the Lord sees his devotees with only his right eye to satisfy their desires. The Lord is also known as Kasapuram Anjaneya Swamy since a very long time. These days’ people believe that the Lord removes the pain, difficulties and suffering of sincere devotees. There are many devotees who appeal to him with Trikarana Suddhi. If such devotees sleep in temple premises he would certainly grant their desires and suggest them remedies to solve their problems.

The Lord also rescues all who are possessed of evil spirits and influenced by planetary evil moments and those who are childless. When these people want to be completely cured, they need to have a dip in swamy wari pushkarini located in the north-west in the morning. After that they need to go in the evening around the sanctum in their wet clothes for 108 times reciting Swmiji’s name. This practise they have to do for one mandala (40 days). During this time they should not eat more than one meal a day (Ekabhuktam).They have to observe brahmacharya that is not drink alcohol, not smoke and not eat any non-vegetarian. Only those who strictly follow the mentioned rules a re blessed by the Lord and freed from the evil. Swamyjiji makes those assessed of evil spirit run, roll and shout during their pradakshina. They are unable to withstand the anger of Swamyji and this can be witnessed everyday at Kasapuram Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple.

Daily Poojas in Nettikallu Hanuman Temple:
From 4-30 A.M to 5-30 A.M: Panchamrutha Abhishekam, Nijarupa Darshanam.
From 5-30 A.M to 6-00 A.M: Alankaram with Vajra Kavacham, Gold Kavacham, Silver Kavacham as Requested by devotees (Arjitha Seva).
From 7-00 A.M to 12-30 P.M: Archana, Akupooja, Balabhogam, Mahanivedanam, Arjitha Nivedanam.
From 12-30 P.M to 2-00 P.M: Temple will be closed.
From 2-00 P.M to 8-30 P.M: Archana, Akupooja, Nivedanam, Mahamangala harathi.
From 8-30 P.M to 4-30 A.M (Next Day): Temple closing.

Kasapuram Hanuman Temple Address:
Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Guntakal Mandal,
Ananthpur District
Andhra Pradesh – 515803.

Office Phone Number: 9440839474/9491000655.

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