Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple Darsan Timings: 4.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 8.30 pm.
During the rule of Sri Krishna Devaraya, Emperor of Vijayanagaram Kingdom, his Guru Sri Vyasarayaluvaru went travelling to get religious austerities. On his tour he stayed at “Silpagiri” village (Presently known as “Chippagiri”). Lord Sri Anjaneya Swamy came before Sri Vyasaraya in his dream. He advised him to reinstall his idol at the same spot where the withered Margosa (Neem) tree would have fresh new leaves when he touches the tree.
Accordingly, Sri Vyasarayalu Varu reinstalled or made prathista the idol of Sri Anjaneya Swamy (Swayambhu) in Nettikallu at the spot where he saw the withered Margosa tree that had emerged as a live tree. The newly reinstalled deity was named “Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy”. Thus Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Kasapuram Temple was made.
Margosa leaves would be used to treatpeople who suffer from incurable diseases, those who are afflicted by Grahas and those who are influenced by Devils. Sri Anjaneya Swamy had instructed to Sri Vyasaraya to have mantras chanted at the location where the deity was consecrated. This attracted many devotees throughout the year. There is a strong belief that Sri Anjaneya Swamy appears to devotees in their dreams. He also fulfils their wishes, cures their ailments. Many devotees visit this pilgrimage especially on Saturdays.
Kasapuram is one of the places where Guru Sri Vysaraya visited. When he observed that Sri Krishna Devaraya’s life was endangered, Guru Sri Vysaraya became the King for one hour thirty six minutes (4 Ghadis). He did this to fight the evil “Kuhuia” that had influenced the king Sri Krishnadevaraya.
Sri Vyasaraya in his divine form was known as Sumbhakarna. He used to assist Lord Brahma in performing the daily worship. They offered several coconuts while praying and modesty kneeling before the new idols like “Magalharathi” etc. Also they declared the ideal of “Swayambhu” and offered more coconuts. These coconut-waters flowed into a channel of more than one and quarter acres. Indication of this led to the usage of Tamil word “Kaniparakam” that was later pronounced as “Kanipakam”. Even to this day, the idol is in the original well and the springs of the well are everlasting. At present, the holy water from the well overflows during the rainy season.
In Kaliyuga, in the 14th century Sumbhakarna was born as “Vyasaraya” . In next birth, it appears he would be born as Raghavendra Swamy in Mantralaya. Sri Vyasaraya was the most favoured disciple of Lord Anjaneya. He had the golden opportunity in seeing the Lord in his true form. Sri Vyasaraya never ate his food without offering prayers to the Lord. Vyasaraya installed Idols of Sri Lord Anjaneya Swamy in districts of Bellary, Anantapur and Kurnool that were parts of Vijayanagar Empire. While he was on his nationwide tour Vyasaraya stayed at the ashram of Vijaya Dasara Teertha Swamy at Silpagiri (now Chippagiri in Kurnool district). One day Sri Vyasaraya dreamed of Sri Nettikanti Anjaneyaswamy who informed Vyasaraya that his idol was underneath the soil at the same spot where there was a withered Margosa (Neem) tree. He was further told that this Margosa tree would come alive when Vyasaraya reaches the spot. After this the Lord disappeared.
The next day Sri Vyasaraya went to Nettikallu village and found the spot the Lord had informed him about. The very moment Vyasaraya visited the site and his feet touched the withered trees began bearing fresh leaves. He immediately sent for all the elders of the village. They were requested to dig at the site. Soon the 10 feet Idol of Lord Anjaneya was exposed. The Idol was glowing in all its divine glory and splendour. It was carefully removed and reinstalled at the Margosa site with all the Hindu Vedic religious rites. The Swamy sent for the ancestors of present Archakas and instructed them in respect of offerings for Archana, Dhoopam. Deepa, Nyvedya. Vyasaraya stayed at the Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Kasapuram Temple, for some time. He used to engage himself in “Anushtana”. Finally he offered his tapophala to Lord Anjaneya and left the place.
The Idol sees “South” with his face directed towards East so he is Poorvabhimukhi. The Idol is carved in such a way that the idol appears to be patiently listening the wishes of the devotees. The Lord looks as if he is ready to rescue and that is evident by his “Abhayahasta”. He wears “Kaupeena”. On his left hand, his Abhayahasta is placed firmly on his waist. In his right hand he has a club that he uses to simultaneously crush various Idols that are evil spirits. The Lord is projected in an inimitable style. The super divine loveliness of the Idol can be witnessed during the time of Abhisheka. The Idol is full of animation. The decoration of the Idol by temple priests adds to the splendours, glowing of the Idol. The main attraction in the Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Kasapuram Temple is Lord Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy.
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.
Vehicle Pooja Details at Kasapuram Temple:
Four wheeler Pooja Rs.200.00
Two wheeler Pooja Rs.100.00
Heavy Vehicle Pooja Rs.300.00
Prasadams available at Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple:
1) 80 gms Laddu Rs.10/-
2) 300 gms Abhisekam Laddu Rs. 50.00
3) 600 gms Abhisekam Laddu Rs.100.00
4) 200 gms Pulihora Rs.10.00
5) 15 gms Sindhuram Rs.10.00
6) 50 gms Sindhuram Rs.5.00
Accommodation at Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple:
1) 6 A/C Cottages available for Rs.1000.00 Per day
2) 7 Non-AC Cottages available for Rs.750.00 Per day
3) 28 rooms (room no 1 to room no 25) available Kesari Sadanam Rs.300.00 Per day
4) 14 rooms (room no 26 to room no 39) available Lakshmana Sadanam Rs.70.00 Per day
5) 7 rooms (room no 19 to room no 25) available Lakshmana Sadanam Rs.40.00 Per day
6) 18 rooms (room no 10 to room no 18) available Lakshmana Sadanam Rs.30.00 Per day
7) 15 rooms (room no 16 to room no 30) available Rama Sadanam Rs.30.00 Per day
8) 15 rooms (room no 1 to room no 15) available Rama Sadanam Room 10.00 Per day
Kasapuram Hanuman Temple Address:
Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple,
Andhra Pradesh – 515803.
Office Phone Number: 9440839474/9491000655.