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Srikalahasti - Srikalahasteeshwarar

Srikalahasteeshwarar temple, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh Srikalahasteeshwarar temple, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh Srikalahasteeshwarar temple, Chittoor district, Andhra PradeshMeditation: I meditate on the Linga of Srikalahasteeshwarar which was worshipped in the various yugas starting from Vayu in Maha Kailasha on the peak of Sivanandaikanilaya; which was worshipped by spider Sri; Sri finally attaining salvation by worshipping that Linga; which was worshipped by serpent Kala and elephant Hasti; Kala and Hasti finally attaining salvation by worshipping that Linga.
(Srikalahasteeshwara Sthalapurana)

Srikalahasteeshwarar: Srikalahasteeshwarar temple of Srikalahasti is a Pancha Bhoota Sthalam associated with the element of Vayu (Air or Wind). It is also a Paadal Petra Sthalam whose glory is sung by the Nayanmars. The legend of Srikalahasteeshwarar is mentioned in Srikalahasteeshwara Sthalapurana.

Worship of Lord Shiva by Vayu: According to the legend, the Linga by first worshipped by Vayu during Kritayuga in Maha Kailasha on the peak of Sivanandaikanilaya.

Worship of Lord Shiva by spider Sri: In Tretayuga the Linga was worshipped by spider Sri; Sri finally attaining salvation by worshipping that Linga.

Worship of Lord Shiva by serpant Kala and elephant Hasti: In Tretayuga the Linga was also worshipped by serpent Kala and elephant Hasti; Kala and Hasti finally attaining salvation by worshipping that Linga.

Kanappa Nayanar: Srikalahasti is also the place where Kanappa Nayanar worshipped Lord Shiva.

• Srikalahasteeshwarar temple is located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.


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