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Arasavalli - The Sun Temple

The famous Sri Surya Narayana Swamy - Sun God temple situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1km east of Srikakulam Town of the North east coastal Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the ancient and all among two sun God temples in our Country. According to Padmapuranam , Sage Kasyapa installed the Idol of Surya at Arasavalli for the Welfare of mankind.

Arasavalli Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • One of the ancient Suryanarayana (sun god) temples
  • the rays of the sun fall on the feet of the deity for few minutes, twice a year
  • Deity images as Padma Paani and flanked by the Goddesses Padma, Usha and Chaaya, on a seven horse chariot
  • Panchayatana temple with gods Aditya, Ambika, Vishnu, Ganesha, and Maheswara
  • Indrapushkarini, the holy water pond
  • People believe that the Sun god is essentially a God of Health

Where is Arasavalli

Arasavalli is located at the outskirts of Srikakulam town in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 532401.

How to Reach

Arasavalli temple is in Srikakulam town, which is on Nh3 and located at north east of coastal Andhra Pradesh.

  • Nearest Town: Srikakulam - 1km
  • Distance From: Visakhapatnam - 121 km, Vijayawada - 447 km
  • Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam
  • Nearest Bus Station: Srikakulam
  • Nearest Railway Station: Srikakulam road (9km from Srikakulam town), on Vizag - Bhuvaneshwar line

Festivals / Events

Sundays are considered to be more sacred at this temple and special rituals are performed on every Sundays.

Daily Worship & Darshan Timings

  • 05.00am - Suprabatha seva, Usha Kalarchana, Mantrapushpam, Balabhogam, Nityarchana
  • 06.00am - Sarva Darshanam
  • 07.30am to 11.30am - Arjitha Seva
  • 08.00am to 01.00pm - Suryanamaskara Seva
  • 12.00pm - Nitya Annadanam to devotees
  • 01.00pm - Maha Raja Bhogam
  • 02.00pm to 3.30pm - Pavalimpu seva to Swamy
  • 06.00pm - Mantra pushpam, Neerajanam, Maha harathi
  • 08.00pm - Pavalimpu seva

Festivals

  • Ratha Saptami – January/February
  • Kalyanotsavams – March/April
  • Dolostavams – March
  • Maha Vaisakhi – April
  • Janmashtami – September
  • Teppotsavam – November
  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi – December/January

Where to Stay

Good hotels available at Srikakulam town. Visakhapatnam is the nearest city for luxury hotels.

How to Reach