Sri Surya Narayana Swamy Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) located at Tiruchanur, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. This Sun temple is the exact opposite of Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru temple’s temple tank / Padma Saraovaram / Pushkarini. This is one of the Sub Temple at Sri Padmavathi Amma Varu Temple. It is believed to have been installed by Sri Venkateswara himself as a token of his worship of the Sun God. All the rituals in this temple are as per Vaikhanasa agama tenets.
Tiruchanur Surya Narayana Temple Timings: 5:30 AM to 8:15 PM
Tiruchanur Surya Narayana Temple Daily Schedule:
- 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM – Suprabatham
- 6:00 AM to 6:30 AM – Thomala Seva
- 6:30 AM to 7:15 AM – Suddhi, Archana
- 7:15 AM to 11:30 AM – Sarva Darshanam
- 11:30 AM to 12:00 Noon – Suddhi
- 12:00 Noon to 5:30 PM – Sarva Darshanam
- 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM – Suddhi6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – Sarva Darshanam
- 8:00 PM to 8:15 PM – Ekanta Seva
Tiruchanur Sun Temple History:
Having Left Vaikunta, Sree Lakshmi reached Pathala. She was worshipped by the sages there. Kapila built a temple for her. Lakshmi stayed there for a long time. Meanwhile, Vishnu wandered in search of her. He went from place to place and arrived at Kolhapuri. There even he could not find her. He found an icon of Lakshmi there. He stayed at Kohalapuri for ten years. Later on, one day, he heard a heavenly voice instructing him thus. “Go to Suvarna Mukhi’ south of River Krishna. Excavate a lake there with your spear. Do penance near the lake. Get some golden lotus flowers from Devaloka and plant them in the lake. Raise a garden with good plants on the banks of the lake. Recite either the single syllabled or the thousand-worded invocation of Sri Hari. Worship goddess the Padma, with lotus flowers for twelve years. She will manifest herself before you, in a golden lotus blooming like a golden Lotus, as a girl of fifteen. You will regain your Lakshmi.”
Vishnu mounted his vehicle, Garuda, and floated on it to Swamy Pushkarini. He had a dip in the holy lake. The sages there extended a hearty welcome to him. Instructed by the heavenly voice. As desired by the Lord, Vayu brought some golden lotuses from Devaloka, the celestial world, obtaining Indra’s permission. The lotuses were planted in the lake by Sree Hari. On the eastern bank of the lake, Sree Hari Installed the Sun (Surya Narayana Swamy) and worshipped him offering One thousand golden lotus flowers. He recited the incantation ” OM-HREEM SREEM KLEEM” one thousand times a day. He offered Tarpana, a libation of water. He remained on a milk diet for Twelve years. Twelve years elapsed.
After worshipping for 12 long years, on Karthika Sudha Panchami, Goddess Maha Lakshmi emerged from a golden lotus shining resplendent as lotus.
Tiruchanoor Sun God Temple Abhishekam Details:
Timings: 7:00 AM
Pooja Duration: Approx 1 Hour
Pooja Dress Code: Men should wear Dhoti and Uthareeyam and Women should wear them traditionally.
Abhishekam Tickets registration Opening Time: Saturday, 8:00 AM.
Surya Narayana Swamy Abhishekam Tickets Booking Procedure:
Devotee Should fill and Submit Registration form along with Photo ID proof at Tiruchanur Syndicate Bank on Saturday morning. Syndicate Bank will accept all registration forms starting from 8:00 AM. After verification, Authorities will issue Tickets in the evening on the same day for the Next day’s Abhishekam.
You can book for Abishekam Seva in advance through tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in
Tiruchanoor Sun God Temple Address:
Andhra Pradesh – 517503.