Arasavalli Suryanarayana Swamy Temple the Most of the common people wish to visit one or more holy places. But poor people are unable to visit holy places for lack of money problems. To overcome this problem Andhra Pradesh state government provides the new scheme called as Divya darshan. Under this Divya Darshanam scheme, people can visit the old temples in a state for free of cost. This Arasavalli temple is also present in the Divya Darsanam tourism list
About Arasavalli temple:
Arasavalli temple is dedicated to Lord Sun at Arasavalli village which is situated at 1 km east of Srikakulam. This temple is still visited today and one of the most important popular tourist attractions in town. This temple was built by Devendra Varma, ruler of Kalinga Dynasty.
This is one of the oldest Sun temples in India. Sunday will be the auspicious day to worship Lord Sun. The unique feature of this sun temple is that units all the people belong to different caste, cultures, and caste. In the temple, five idols called Panchyantana that representing different faiths in the particular place.
History of Arasavalli temple:
As per the legends, Dwaparayuga, Balarama brother lord Krishna brought Nagavali River with his plow also built the temple on Bank River. All devas worshipped the Lord Rudra and goddess Parvati at this temple. Indra arrived late and tries to enter the temple but Nandi stopped him from an entrance to prevent disturbance. But Indra tries to enter into temple
Nandi kicked Indra strongly with his foot and thrown him away from the temple. Indra laid unconscious stage with full body pains. Indra relieved from body pains by worshipping God Sun and he created a pool with his weapon Vajrayudha called by IndraPushkarini.
Seven horses names for Surya Bhagavan:
People will pay to strengthen bone, wealth, longevity and for cleansing sins. The people who perform the Surya Namaskara that Aruna Manthras and Maha Soura contain powers to give good health.
Arasavalli temple darshan timings:
- Morning: 6 AM to 12:30 PM
- Evening: 03:30 PM to 8 PM
Daily sevas and timings:
- Suprabatha Seva: 4 AM
- Ushakalarchana: 5 AM
- Mangala Harathi and darshnam: 6 AM
- Archana: 08:30 AM to 11 AM
- Mahabhoga Nivedana: 12:30 PM to 1 PM
- Pavalimpu Seva: 2 PM to 03:30 PM
- Sarva darshan: 03:30 PM to 8 PM
- Archana and Mangala Harathi: 06:30 PM to 7 PM
- Ekantha Pavalimpu Seva: 8 PM
- Ksheerabhisheka Seva: Rs 216
- Ashtottara Seva: Rs 20
- Annadanam: Rs 150
- Sahasra Namarchana: Rs 30
- Surya Namaskars: Rs 50
- Ksheeranna Bhogam: Rs 50
- Kalyana Seva: Rs 500
- Tiruveedhi seva: Rs 500
- Ratha Saptami
- Swami vari Kalaynotsavams
- Maha Sivaratri
- Maha Vaisakhi
- Rakhi Pournami
- Naraka Chaturdasi and Diwali
- Vaikuntha Ekadashi
- Makara Sankranthi
These are the festivals celebrated at Arasavalli temple in India.