Tiruvannamalai, also called Thiruvannamalai, is one of the famous 5 Pancha Bhuta Sthalas of Lord Shiva in Tamil Nadu, India.

Here Lord Shiva in Tiruvannamalai is associated with Agni (or) Fire element of the Universe.

Tiruvannamalai is also called Arunachaleswarar Temple (Arunachalam) and is an important pilgrimage site in South India.

Some of the best places to visit in Tiruvannamalai include:

1. Annamalaiyar Temple



Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple - Annamalaiyar Temple
Annamalaiyar Temple

Annamalaiyar Temple also called as Arunachalesvara Temple is famous Lord Shiva Temple in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu.

Tiruvannamalai, commonly known as Arunachala, is one of the famous Shivite shrines in Tamil Nadu, spreading over a 25-acre temple complex.

Lord Siva is worshiped here in the form of Agni Lingam along with the Goddess Parvati at this ancient Annamalaiyar Temple.

Tiruvannamalai Temple Info:


Deity Annamalaiyar (Shiva) & Apitakuchambaal (Parvati)
Locale Tiruvannamalai
District Tiruvannamalai
State Tamil Nadu
Pincode 606601
Major Festivals Karthigai Deepam
Architecture Dravidian Style

In this temple, Lord Siva is called by different names, such as Annamalayar/Annamalaiyar and Arunachaleswarar.

Arunachaleswara Temple - Annamalaiyar Temple
Arunachaleswara Temple - Annamalaiyar Temple

About Tiruvannamalai Temple:


The word "Thiru" means "Greatness" and "Annamalai" means an inaccessible mountain in ancient times. These two words were combined to form "Tiruvannamalai".

The temple town of Tiruvannamalai attracted many pilgrims throughout the ages and acted as a cultural centre of the Shiva Religion (Shaivism) over centuries.

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in HMT Nagar is a very famous temple in Nacharam, Secunderabad.

Lord Venkateswara is the presiding deity of this temple.

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple HMT Nagar Nacharam - Hyderabad

Shirdi Saibaba Temple in Lawyer Pet is present in the heart of Ongole city, Andhra Pradesh.

This famous Saibaba Temple was constructed on August 4th, 1982 and a tall marble statue replica of Shirdi Saibaba was later installed on December 12th, 1990.

Saibaba Temple - Lawyer Pet

This famous temple at Ongole is often called as Second Shirdi and has Dwarakamai in the south, Chavadi to the north and Dhuni in the southeast direction.

Pujya Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja Master Samadhi is present in this temple and Nanda Deep (The Perpetual Lamp) is located behind his Samadhi.


Other small temples and amenities present in this Saibaba Temple complex includes
  1. Sri Dattatreya Swamy Temple
  2. Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi Temple (Courtallam Peetham)
  3. Homeo Dispensary Hospital (Closed on Thursday)
  4. Library
  5. Nitya Annadanam Hall
  6. Prasadasala
Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja Master (1938 - 1989), is the main inspiration for the construction of this temple.

Today, his Mahasamadhi lies at this temple.

Lawyer Pet Shirdi Saibaba Mandir

Shirdi Saibaba Temple in Ongole, Lawyerpet is also offering free Homeopathy hospital service, free education service and Nitya Annadanam (Free food service) to all pilgrims visiting this temple.

Festivals and Events:



All festivals are celebrated joyously with great devotion at this temple.

Some important festivals celebrated at this temple are:

Saibaba mandir - ongole

Sri Ramanavami, Vijayadasami, 72 hours Baba Samadhi from Aug 13th to 16th each year (Devotees are allowed to touch Baba feet during this period), Guru Purnima, Sai Master Aaradhana (Apr 12th) and Jayanthi (Oct 30th).

Saibaba Mandir is crowded with devotees on every Thursdays and on Guru Purnima festival period.

Temple Timings:



Monday: 05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday: 05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday: 05:00 - 22:00
Thursday: 05:00 - 22:30
Friday: 05:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 05:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 05:00 - 22:00

Visiting Hours:



Daily:

Morning: 5:00 AM to Afternoon 12:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to Night 9:00 PM

On Thursday:

Morning: 5:00 AM to Afternoon 12:00 PM
Evening: 4:00 PM to Night 10:00 PM

Pooja Timings:



Abhishekam: Daily at 8:30 AM
Ashtottaram: Morning 10:30 AM and at Evening 7:30 PM

Shirdi Saibaba Aarathulu at Ongole Includes:



Kakada Aarathi - Morning - 5:30 AM
Madhyna Aarathi - Afternoon - 12:00 PM
Dhoop Aarathi - Evening - 6:00 PM
Shej Aarathi - Night - 9:00 PM/10:00 PM (on Thursday)

Other Pooja activities performed in this temple are:

Pallaki Seva, Dhuni Pooja, Vaahana Seva, Pulangi Seva, Khadgamala, Sahasranamamu, Visista Pooja.

Temple Address:



Lawyer Pet, Near Rangarayudu Cheruvu Road, Ongole. Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, 523001.

Ph: 08592 - 237178

Nearby Attractions:


  1. Gandhi Park, Ongole (Timings: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
  2. Ranga Rayudu Cheruvu (Famous for morning and evening walks and exercise)
  3. Kothapatnam Beach
  4. Vodarevu Beach
  5. Chennakesava Swami Temple
  6. Bhairavakona Water Falls
  7. Santhapeta Saibaba Mandir
  8. Kashi Visweswara Swamy Temple

How to Reach:



Ongole is the largest city and the headquarters of Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh. The Bay of Bengal lies 25 km west of Ongole town.

Saibaba Temple in ongole - Andhra Pradesh

Ongole town is well connected by rail and road networks to all major places and cities.

By Air:

Vijayawada Airport is the nearest airport to reach Ongole city. From there you need to come by road or rail network to Ongole.

By Road:

Ongole is well connected to all major cities of India by road.

By Rail:

Many trains connect Ongole with all other major cities of India. Ongole railway station (station code:OGL) comes under Vijayawada railway division.

Languages: Telugu and Urdu are important languages spoken at Ongole.

Best Season: Winter (October to March) is the best time to reach this place.

Distance from Ongole:


  1. Kandukur(45.7 km)
  2. Kavali (72.4 km)
  3. Nellore (132 km)
  4. Giddalur (141.1 km)
  5. Vijayawada (148.6 km)
  6. Kadapa (235.3 km)
  7. Chennai (303.3 km)
  8. Hyderabad (323.4 km)
  9. Bangalore (517.7 km)

Lawyer Pet Saibaba Temple Route Map:




Author Notes:



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Article Sources:



http://www.secondshirdi.com
http://sukanya-saiismylife.blogspot.com/2013/05/sri-siddheswaram-preethapaalitha-shirdi.html
http://www.saibharadwaja.org/

Ryali Sri Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy Temple is present in Ryali village, East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of this temple and is worshiped here as Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy.

Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy Temple in Ryali
Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy Temple

Lord Brahma is said to have installed this idol in this place and has performed abishekam to the Sivalingam with his Kamandalam.

That's why Lord Shiva was given the name of Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy at this temple.

Uma Kamandaleswara Swamy Temple Info:



Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Village Ryali
Taluka/Tehsil Atreyapuram
District East Godavari
State Andhra Pradesh
Pincode 533236
Major Festivals Maha Shivratri

Sri Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy Temple present in Ryali (village), Atreyapuram (Mandal) is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the form of Jaganmohini.

This famous temple is present.in East Godavarai district of Andhra Pradesh.

Ryali Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy Temple - Andhra Pradesh
Ryali Jaganmohini Kesava Swamy Temple

This ancient temple was built in 11th Century A.D by the Chalukya-Chola ruler Raja Vikrama Deva.

The temple was completely renovated and modernized in 1980s as it became a major pilgrimage destination in north coastal Andhra Pradesh.

This is a very famous temple in Konaseema region.

Alopi Devi Mandir, present at Alopi Bagh in Prayagraj (Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh is considered one of the Ashta Dasa Shakti Peethas in India.

Alopi Devi Mandir Info:


Primary Deity Goddess Durga (Alopi Devi)
Locale Alopibagh
City Prayagraj (Allahabad)
State Uttar Pradesh
Pincode 211006
Phone 080816 20023
Major Festivals Dussehra and Navratri

Alopi Devi Mandir at Alopi Bagh - Allahabad

Many visitors prefer to visit Prayag (Allahabad) and Gaya temples in their Kashi Yatra trip.

Shri Jagannath Temple, which is located on Road No. 12 of Banjara Hills, Hyderabad is a modern temple built by the local Odia community in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad Jagannath Temple Info:


Primary Deity Lord Jagannath
Locale Banjara Hills
Date Built 2009
Major Festival Rath Yatra
District Hyderabad
State Telangana
Pincode 500034
Phone 040-23557388 (Temple)

Shri Jagannath Temple in Banjara Hills

This temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath (Lord Krishna incarnation of Lord Vishnu).

Undavalli Caves are ancient four-story rock-cut caves dating back to the 4th and 5th century AD located in Undavalli village of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Undavalli Caves Info:


Location Penumaka - Vijayawada Rd, Near Prakasam Barrage
Date Built 4th to 5th A.D.
Architecture Indian Rock-cut
Attraction Lord Vishnu as Padmanabha in reclining position
Timings Daily: Morning 9:00 AM to Evening 5:30 PM
Pincode 522501

Undavalli Caves near Vijayawada - History, Timings and Attractions
Undavalli Caves

These caves are located just 10 km south-west of Vijayawada, near Prakasam Barrage, which connects Krishna and Guntur districts. These caves are located on the banks of Krishna River.

Undavalli Caves Vijayawada History

These ancient rock-cut cave temples are carved out of a hill of sandstone and are located at a distance of 35 km from the city of Guntur.


These protected cave monuments are associated with Vishnukundina kings and were once used by the Buddhist monks as their resting places.


This is an ideal place to go with kids, hangout with family members and friends.

Undavalli Caves in Guntur District

Official language spoken at Undavalli is Telugu.