Monday, March 7, 2011


  • Sri Kodandarama Swami temple, of tenth century AD stands as a marvellous piece of work by the Chola kings.

  •  This temple commemorates Sri Rama s visit to Tirupati. it is said that while returning from Lanka, Sri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana camped here for a while.


  •  Sri Kodandarama Swami temple is one of the ancient temples of Andhra Pradesh.

  •  There are nearly twenty inscriptions found on the walls of the Govindaraja Swami temple at Tirupati and Sri Venkateshwara temple at Tirumala, about this temple. 


  • There is another belief that during Karthika month (in the month of November), on the full moon day, all the teerthas (holy places or Pilgrimage centres) situated in the three worlds merge into this Kapila Teertham at noon for ten Ghatikas (Indian measure of time equal to 24 minutes). 

  • Hence, bathing in this teertham during that auspicious time is considered holy. It is said one will attain salvation from the cycle of births and deaths. 
  • Though this is a Shivaite temple amongst the Vaishnavites, Kapila teertham has its own importance. 

  • There are some Sevas (Serving God) conducted at the temple where devotees can take part paying some amount. 

  • The temple opens early in the morning, closes down in the afternoon for sometime, and then reopens in the evening.

  • There are some festivals like Vinayaka Utsavam, Annaabhishekam, Karthika Deepam, Maha Shivarathri etc., celebrated in the temple for which thousands of devotees take part.  


  • Kapila Muni was blessed by Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, when they appeared before him. The Kapila Lingam, which he worshipped in Patala, pierced up through the earth to its surface and the Suras/Devataas (Gods) started worshipping it. 

  • It is also said that even before the Linga forced itself up, the Kamadhenu (celestial cow) made her way through a hole to the earth and took form here. 
  • The Shiva Lingam is made of brass in one of the shrines of Kapila Teertham.

  • A very sacred lake lies in front of the Kapila Lingam, which is said to be the Bilam or cavity, through which Kapila Muni came to the earth.

  •  A streak of spring also falls on the temple, which is considered to be more religious.