Sullurupet Sri Chengalamma Parameswari Temple Timings: 24 hrs open.
Temple Doors are open for 24 hrs. Main temple door never closed.
On Fridays and Sundays huge number of devotees come and worship Chengalamma .
Sri Chengalamma Parameswari Temple, located on the banks of Kalangi River, lies to the southern tip of Sullurpeta in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. It is well connected with major cities like Nellore, Tirupati and Chennai. The 400 year old Chengalamma Tree in the temple premises is an awe-inspiring spectacle to the devotees.
Legends of Chengalamma Temple Sullurpeta:
During the 10th century, few cow takers while swimming in the Kalangi river saw the Goddess idol, and they immediately informed the villagers. The villagers reached the place but they could not move the idol from its place. Next day to their surprise they noticed that the idol was positioned straight and it was facing towards south. Then after performing poojas, they could lift the Idol and they carried it to the present place of the temple and installed it.
Earlier the goddess was called Tenkali (Dakshina Kali), then it became Chengali and finally the current name Chengalamma. They developed the village around the temple and it was named as Chengali Peta. During the British rule, the name was changed to Sullurpeta. However, very old people tell another story. According to them, during the time of Brahmotsavam, which happens once in 7 seven years, a goat will be tied one end and will be moved around the temple, which is known as “sullu” and hence the place is called as Sullurpeta.
This temple was built by people belonging to Balija caste and they perform daily poojas to the Goddess, followed by other rituals.
Interesting story associated with Chengalamma Temple Sullurpeta:
About 400 years ago, while villagers were trying to build door for the temple, the Goddess appeared in their dream and told them that she was there to bless her devotees at all times and hence they should not build any door to the temple. As per her instructions the villagers kept the temple open for 24 hours.
The idol of the goddess faces the sea. Goddess Chengalamma is believed to be very powerful. Even the ISRO scientists visit Sri Chengalamma Parameswari temple for the blessings of the goddess before launching any satellite.
How to reach Chengalamma Temple Sullurpet:
Buses from Vijayawada, Nellore and Chennai go via Sullurpeta. Direct bus services are available from Tirupati to Sullurpeta. Alternately, one can reach there from Naidupeta, where the bus frequency is quite high. The Temple is at 1.5 km from Sullurpeta Railway station.
Sullurupet Chengalamma Temple Address:
Sri Chengalamma Parameswari Devasthanam,
Andhra Pradesh – 524121.
E.O Mobile Number : 9700848008, 9701529690.