Chengalamma Temple Sullurpet, also known as the Goddess Chengalamma Parameshwari Temple, is a revered Hindu temple located in the village of Sullurpet on the Kolkata-Chennai highway. According to historical records, the temple was established during the fourth and fifth centuries when the goddess manifested herself in the village. Over time, she became known as the village goddess “Tenkali,” but today, she is worshipped by devotees as Chengalamma.
The Chengalamma Temple Sullurpet is situated on the bank of the Kanlangi River and is believed to have been built in honor of the goddess who appeared in the village. Devotees from all over the state visit the temple to fulfill their vows and seek blessings from the goddess who is considered a mother figure and a granter of boons.
Chengalamma Brahmotsavams or Sullurpet Chengalamma Temple Jathara is a grand celebration that takes place once every seven years in the months of May and June. This festival is celebrated with great pomp and show, and it is an event that is eagerly awaited by devotees of the goddess. The festival is a significant event in the region and is marked by elaborate rituals and processions.
Sullurpet Chengalamma Temple Jathara Sevas
- Day 1 – Baliharana, Sudimanu Pratishta
- Day 2 – Sullu Utsavam, Asvavahanam Gramotsavam (Procession in the town)
- Day 3 – Mahishasuramardhana
- Day 4 – Sullu Utsavam, Nandi Seva Gramotsavam (Procession in the town)
- Day 5 – Teppotstavam / Boat Festival Gramotsavam (Procession in the town)
- Day 6 – Sayana Seva Gramotsavam (Procession in the town)
- Day 7 – Pushpa Pallaki Seva
Friday and Sunday are special days, a huge number of devotees will come to worship the Chengalamma on these days.
How to reach Sullurpet:
The temple is located on the banks of the Kanlangi River, and its beautiful and serene surroundings make it a popular destination for tourists and devotees alike. The temple complex is well-maintained, and visitors can take a leisurely stroll around the premises and marvel at its intricate architecture and design.
The nearest airport to Sullurpet is the Chennai International Airport, which is well-connected to major cities across the world. From the airport, one can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Sullurpet. The distance between Chennai Airport and Sullurpet is around 70 km, and the journey takes approximately 2 hours by road.