Tripurantakeswara Swamy Temple and Bala Tripurasundari Temple are located in Tripuranthakam, Markapur, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Tripurantakeswara Swamy and Goddess Parvathi as Bala Tripurasundari in these temples. Tripurantakeshwara temple is on a hilltop and Bala Tripurasundari temple is about downhill. This Parvathi temple is situated in the middle of a pond and is surrounded by water during rainy days.
Other Shrines are Kadamba Vruksham, Siddi Gruha, Sri chakram, Aparajeswara Temple, and Lord Siddi Ganapathi. According to legends, Sri Bala Tripurasundari Ammavari temple is the eastern gateway of Srisailam Sri Bramaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy temple. Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Aadishankaracharya had installed Srichakram infront of Sri Bala Tripurasundari Ammavaru. Since the installation of Srichakram, Kumkumarchana is being done daily here.
According to Shiva Purana, Shiva destroyed Tripurasuras (or, demons ruling three cities) here. After his destruction of the demons and the three cities they inhabited, Shiva was given the name “Tripuranthakeswara” and the place was named “Tripuranthakam”. Parvathi Devi sahita Tripurantakeswara Swamy temple is on the top of the hill and houses a secret underground passage to Srisailam from the temple premises. Below the hill inside of a pond is the Bala Tripura Sundari temple. Tripurantaka Bala Tripurasundari Devi (swayambhu) is the first incarnation of Adiparasakthi. She is believed to reside there in the form of a little girl.[cita
Tripuranthakam Bala Tripura Sundari Temple Timings:
Morning: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM.
From 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM the temple will be closed.
Pooja in Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Temple:
Chinna Mastha Devi Pooja
Annadanam Schemes Details:
Annadana is provided on the following days Birthday, Marriage days, Death Anniversary and also other special occasions.
Maha Sivarathri Donations:
There will be many pilgrims visiting this punyakshetra in Mahasivaratri. Mahasivaratri on behalf of this the satram has a special Annadanam scheme to start with Rs.1,000 / – on that day.
How to Reach:
From Vijayawada 172 km
From Hyderabad 267 Km
From Visakhapatnam 519 Km
Sri Tripuranthakeswara Swamy Temple Photos:
Bala Tripura Sundari Temple:
Markapur Bala Tripura Sundari Temple Address:
5-51A, Sivalayam Street,
Andhra Pradesh – 523316.
Cell: 9966250595, 9440458966