Sri Kalahasteeswara Swamy Temple – Sri Kalahasti

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Sri kalahasti Temple

Sri kalahasti is a temple town, where tradition, myth and folklore combine to form a vivid and vibrant outlook. Usually this sleepy locale in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh is termed as a hurried stop en route to Tirupati.

Srikalahasti Temple is a predominant pilgrimage centre where the destroyer lord in the Hindu Pantheon is manifested as Vayulinga. The term Srikalahasti is a unique combination of three words Sri, Kala and Hasti, which stands for Spider, Serpent and Elephant respectively. The name itself carries with it a legendary tale that narrates how these three animals obtained salvation with their ardent faith and devotion to Lord Shiva.

Apart from its religious significance, Srikalahasti is famous for Kalamkari paintings, its rich color combination and fine texture leaves indelible impressions on the onlooker. Srikalahasti  is located on the banks of the River Swarnamukhi. The Srikalahasti Temple is one of the important ancient Shiva temples of Southern India.

Rahu Ketu Pooja

Rahu Ketu Pooja is the famous ritual performed in Sri Kalahasthi. For More Details Please visit the below link.

Rahu Ketu Pooja – Details and Timing

Temple Timings and Ticket Cost

Timings: 6AM to 9PM.

Darshan Ticket cost: Free for all Devotees.

Special Entry Darshan Ticket cost: Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.200 per person.


  • It is located at 45Kms from Tirupati Bus Stand. Frequency of buses is high from Tirupati.
  • 29Kms from Tirupati Airport.
  • Srikalahasti is on the Tirupati-Vijayawada broad gauge rail route and all Express trains will have stop.


SriKalahasteeswara Swamy Vari Devesthanam, Sri Kalahasti, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, 517644. Contact No:08578-222240

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  1. Hi sir I want rahu ketu pooja timings on 01-06-2019 Saturday and how to prepare this pooja i mean pooja samagri and tickets details please

    • Hi Sir,
      On Saturday , Pooja will be performed during 9-10.30 AM. Tickets will be issued one hour in advance in temple premises itself.

    • Hi Sir,
      Advance booking is not available. You can get the ticket on arrival. You can visit the temple on 8th May at 10:30 AM and get the ticket at the counter inside the temple.


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