Arasavalli Temple

Sri Suryanarayana temple
Temple Address
Arasavilli, Srikakulam, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh 532001
Temple overview

The Temple Was dedicated to the Hindu sun god Surya. The famous Sun God Temple situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 K.M. It is one of the ancient and all among two suns God temples in our CountryThe temple was originally called Harshavalli indicating that it is an abode of happiness. The history says that the place has importance due to the Sun God which is believed to be built by Devendra Varma, ruler of Kalinga Kingdom during the 7th century.
you will see a granite idol of Lord Suryanarayana along with his consorts the Padma, Usha, and Chhaya. It is mesmerizing to see the Lord and his consorts seated royally on the seven-horse driven chariot. It is to be noted that in the courtyard of the Alampur Nava Brahma temples (near Kurnool – near Sree Sailam in Andhra Pradesh), is located a Suryanarayana temple, dating back to the 9th century. Legend has it that Indra the king of Gods attempted to force his entry into the temple of Koteeshwara – Shiva and was thrown away by the gatekeeper Nandi. Resentful of his arrogance in attempting to force his entry, Indra enshrined Surya the Sun God in a temple and performed worship services, at Arasavalli.
The beauty of this temple is its construction which is done in such a way that, rays of Sun fall on the feet of the statue (at Garbha Gudi) during March and September in early hours (Sunrise time) and stay for some time. The temple is extended and reconstructed during late 19s (1999) by a devotee belonging to Srikakulam district. His name is Sri Varudu Babji aro. People come here to offer to tonsure and a separate place, Pushkarini (pond), is dedicated for this. Different kind of pujas is performed in Pushkarini. Kesha Mundane (Tonsuring) is done at the specified place. INR 10 is fixed for each person. TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devastham) restrooms are available here. This place is also dedicated to meditation and Yoga. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the temple. Prasadam can be availed on purchasing the ticket for the same. There are two counters, one for purchasing the ticket (4 counters) and another for obtaining Prasadam (5 counters).

Monday to Saturday, the temple is open from morning 6.00 am tonight at 8.00 pm. The temple will be closed from 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm for puja (Maha Nivedana). Pradakshina is not allowed from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm and Garbha Gudi is closed in this time. Sundays, the temple is open from morning 6.00 am to 8.30 pm.

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