Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple

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Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple, Sri Puruhutika Devi Temple – Padagaya Kshetram | Andhra Pradesh , East Godavari. In the East Godavari belt of Andhra Pradesh, stands an ancient temple of Lord Shiva, the Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple. It is one of the three Gayas, the Padagaya, where rituals for the departed ancestors is¬†Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple Pithapuram is dedicated to Lord Siva. Lord Siva self-manifested her in the form of Cock’s head which is later covered with the present Linga form prominent Hindu temple with a storied history & several colorful shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Kukkuteswara Swamy temple is an immense old temple. Puruhutika temple is arranged on the north eastern corner of the fundamental temple confronting south. Puruhutika temple is a little hallowed place with delightful carvings of goddess. There are different places of worship devoted to divine beings and goddesses, for example, Annapurneshwari, Ayappaswamy, Sri Rama and Sri Visveshwara. Pithapuram is considered as the Dwadasha Punya Kshetra (one of the twelve vital journey focuses.) Puruhutika Devi is in a standing position. Subsequent to entering the temple one can see the enormous measured Pada Mudrikas(imprints) of Gaya Asura close to the Dhwaja Sthambha. In the north side of the temple, there is a holy place of Sri Chandeeshwara Swamy. In the north-east corner, there is a hallowed place of Kala Bhairava, who is the Kshetra Palaka (defender). An antiquated temple of God Subrahmanyam is available in the north-west which mitigates explorers of their Kuja Dosha. In the south is Sri Siddi Ganapathi temple. In the south-east is the temple of Gaya Pada Vishnu Pada. In the south-west is the temple of Sri Guru Dattatreya. This is the main temple with the icon of Sri Guru Dattatreya. There is Audambara Vriksha (Banyan Tree) alongside the holy place. It is likewise said that the individuals who see, touch, do pradakshina or ponder close to the Audumbara Vriksha will be the most blessed of all. The Padukas (foot engraves) which are available adjacent to the temple is accepted to be the genuine Padukas of Sri Sripada Vallabha Swamy. The primary temple is amidst the premises. There is an enormous yet delightful symbol of Nandi (bull) produced using a solitary stone before the temple. The temple of Sri Rajarajeswari, consort of Sri Kukkuteshwara Swamy, is available next to the Shiva temple. There are different hallowed places of different divine beings like Sri Rama, Ayyappa, Sri Vishveshwara and Sri Annapurna Devi, Sri Durga Devi. It is alongside Sri Durga hallowed place, is the temple of Sri Puruhootika Devi.There is likewise a temple named Kunthi Madhava temple in the town of Pithapuram. This temple is one of the Pancha (five) Madhava sanctuaries which God Indra made to dispose of the transgression of executing Vriddhasura. Puruhutika Devi Temple is situated at Pithapuram in East Godavari, Andra Pradesh. This Temple is committed to Goddess Durga and is one among 51 Shakthi Peethas. This temple is additionally committed to 18 Maha Shakthi Peethas. The mythology says in regards to the falling of parts of the cadaver of Sati Devi, when God Shiva took it and meandered. There are 51 Shakti Peeth connecting to the 51 letters in order in Sanskrit. It is trusted the Sati’s Left hand has fallen here.

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