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KRISHNAVTAR  KSHETRAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Pithapuram - Kuntimadhavaswamy Aalayam

In the vast campus of the world-renowned Kukkuteswaraswamy Alayam of Pithapuram, there lies an independent pretty temple for Kuntimadhavaswamy. In addition to this, there is another shrine for Venugopalswamy in the same compound thereby proving that lord Siva has given asylum to Sri Mahavishnu in his two most popular forms and exalted names. This holy town possesses some more much venerated temples dedicated to Sri Rama, Kumaraswamy and Venkateswara. Moreover, this kshetra is one of the eighteen Saktipeethas, and the Mother's icon is worshipped as Puruhutika. And also contains the big pond going by the name of Padagaya.

The image of this much-hallowed shrine going by the name of Kuntimadhavaswamy is Chaturbhuja Mahavishnu holding in his hands mighty weapons like sudarsana chakra, panchajanya, koumodaki and lotus. He was worshipped in the dim past by great sages like Vyasa and Valmiki. In the Dwaparayuga, Mother Kunti installed this archamurti with great devotional fervor. And hence the name. Many annual festivals for the various deities installed here are celebrated during the auspicious days ear-marked for them. For Kuntimadhavaswamy, the annual festival is celebrated for five days in Magha masa starting from Eakadasi in the bright fortnight. It attracts thousands of people and hectic spiritual activities are conducted then. Karthika masa sees its heyday, when Kalyanotsav for Venugopalaswamy is celebrated. These are the star-attractions for all in the campus, besides those set apart of Lord Siva and Mother Puruhutika.

It lies in the heart of Pithapuram, the erst-while capital of Pithapuram kings, and the taluq headquarters town of the same name in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, connected by all premier towns around.

 

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