Sahasrakshi Meru Rajarajeswari Devi Temple – Devipuram
The Sahasrakshi Meru Temple of Devipuram is a unique three storied structure built in the shape of the Sri Meru Yantra. That is the sacred Hindu diagram called Sri Chakra, the centre of Srividya Upasana. The main attraction of Devipuram is Sahasrakshi Meru Temple. Along with the Rajarajeshwari Devi temple, 108 idols of deities have been installed in the temple premises. Amma appears in Garbhagudi in full attire and in the position of creation in Bindu’s place. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped as Kameswara and his consort Parvati as SAHASRAKSHI Meru Rajarajeswari devi.
The Temple was built by former university professor and nuclear Scientist Dr. N. Prahlada Shastri. Mainly belonging to the Shakta school of Hinduism, it serves as a hub for spiritual and rural empowerment workshops. The temple is 54 feet (16 m) high and long on a base measuring 108 feet (33 m) square. The temple is built on an area of 3 acres and has 3 floors. This temple is a famous shrine. Adjacent to the main temple are Kamakhya Peetha and Shiva Temple on the hills. Sahasrakshi Meru temple has more than 100 man-sized idols in its sanctum sanctorum and can be visited by circumambulation. In this temple, one can worship the idols on their own regardless of caste, tradition or gender.
Devipuram Temple Timings:
The temple is open on all days of the week from 07:00 am to 06:30 pm
Devipuram Temple Pooja Timings:
Morning: 9 AM to 2 PM and Evening: 3 PM to 5 PM
Special abhishekams are performed for goddesses on full moon and new moon days. These abhishekams are performed directly by the devotees using Panchamrita (water, milk, curd, honey, fruit juices).
Devipuram Temple History:
According to the official history of Devipuram, Devi came with her son’s family for the construction of the temple. Guruji was looking for land for Devi temple. Near the donated property, there is a small hill rock where he used to meditate. One day while he was meditating, he fell on the pedestal and four others performed homa with fire. The last round of the ritual, he felt himself place that heavy object over his heart. After Guruji awoke from his meditative state, when he excavated the place, he found Sri Chakra Maha Meru made of Panchaloha. Lately it was found that Yajnam was performed in that area 250 years ago. Later Guruji had some visions of Devi as a 16-year-old girl. And he built the Kamakhya Peetha and Shiva Temple on the peak.
Accommodation at Devipuram Temple:
Shree Villa Guest House, an event hall accommodating 200 plus, has rooms of various sizes, air-conditioned suites for families and a large cafeteria at Devipuram.
How to reach Devipuram Temple:
By Bus : Number of buses are available from major parts of Andhra Pradesh to reach Devipuram temple
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Simhachalam Railway Station, which is 25 km away from the temple
By Air : The nearest airport is Visakhapatnam Airport which is 22 km away from the temple
Devipuram Temple Location:
Devipuram, Via Ammulapalem P.O,
Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh,531001
Nearest Temples to visit at Devipuram Temple:
Ugra Narasimha Temple
Simhachalam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
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