Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple – Pithapuram

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About Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple

Sripada Srivallabha is an Indian guru of the Dattatreya Sampradaya who is regarded as an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. He is considered one of the first complete Avatars of the deity Dattatreya in Kali Yuga. Of note, Narasimha Saraswathi Manik Prabhu, Swami Samarth, and Shirdi Saibaba are other incarnations of Lord Dattatreya that followed Sripada Srivallabha.

Sripada Srivallabha was born and lived in Pithapuram, a town in present-day Andhra Pradesh in India. The grandparents of Sripada Srivallabha belonged to the Malayadri village of Guntur District in the Palnadu area of Andhra Pradesh state in India. Malladi Bapanna Avadhanulu of Harithasa gothra is the maternal grandfather of Sripada. His wife Rajamamba also belonged to a scholar’s family. Her brother was Malladi Sridhara avadhanlu belonged to the same place.

Once the two scholars went to ‘Ainavilli’ a remote area in Godavari mandal, and there they conducted a yagna where they actually made Lord Ganapati appear during the time of Poornahuti, which was witnessed by all the people who attended the ‘yagna’. Lord Ganapati had received the Poornahuti with his trunk and to the astonishment of all the people, disclosed that he will take birth as Sripada Srivallabha on Ganesh Chaturdhi. Later both the scholars went to Pithapuram village and settled there.

Sripada Srivallabha took sanyas at the age of 16 years, and lived in his physical form only until the age of 30. Some of the noted holy places that Sripada Srivallabha visited during his lifetime are -Varanasi, Badarikashram, Gokarna, Srisailam and Kuravapura. Shripad Vallabha stayed in Kurupuram much of his life. The religious significance of Kurupuram is duly mentioned in the book Shri Guru Charitra and other holy books associated with Shri Dattatreya. Shripad Vallabha did many leelas here.

Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple - Pithapuram

It is believed that the Avatar Sripada Srivallabha is ‘Chiranjeevi’ and that he took ‘Jalsamadhi’ in Kuravapura or Kurugaddi, a river island on river Krishna near Raichur, Karnataka. He disappeared since then as a human but still exists in ‘Tejorup’. On the opposite bank of the River is Vallabhapuram belonging to Telangana state which is also sacred.

After Sripada Srivallabha Swamy, a Brahmin named Vallabhesh vowed to go to Kuravapur and feed 1,000 Brahmins if he earned more than his usual profit. Near Kuravapur, Vallabhesh encountered bandits in disguise who robbed and beheaded him. Sripada Srivallabha suddenly appeared from nowhere and killed the bandits with his Trishula; one, who appealed to the saint as Shiva, was spared.

Being told, the person spared reattached Vallabhesh’s severed head to his body to be brought back to life by the grace of Sripada Srivallabha.

Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple - Pithapuram

Pooja/Seva’s Permorm at Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple

S.NoPooja/SevaTimingsCost
1Abhishekam9:00 AMRs.100/-
2Rudrabhishekam9:00 AMRs.500/-
3Datta Mahamantra HomamAfter AbhishekamRs.500/-
4Pallaki Seva7:00 PMRs.200/-
5Rajita Pallaki Seva7:00 PMRs.500/-
6GopoojaRs.200/-
7Maha Mruthyumjaya Homam (Every Thursday)10AM OnwardsRs.500/-

Shaswatha Puja’s In Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple

NoPuja/SevaINR
1

Saswata Akhanda Deeparadhana

For Deeparadhana

Rs.800/-
2

Saswata Maha Pooja

For Panchamruta Abhishekam At 9-00 A.M

Rs.2,000/-
3

Saswata Rudrabhishekam Pooja

For Rudraabhisheka Sahita Maha Pooja

Rs.5,000/-
4

Saswata Datta Mahamantra Homam

For Datta Maha Mantra Homam To Sripada Srivallabha

Rs.5000/-
5

Saswata Pallaki Seva

For Pallaki Seva To Sripada Srivallabha

Rs.2,000/-
6

Saswata Rajita Pallaki Seva

For Pallaki Seva To Sripada Srivallabha With A Rajita Pallaki

Rs.5,000/-

Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple - Pithapuram

Vishesha Pujs/Sevas In Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple

S.NoPuja/SevaTimingsINR
1Mandala Abhisheka Pooja09:00 AMRs 1616/-
2Sani Prodasha Pooja05:00 PMRs 201/-
3Chitta Nakshitra Pooja09:00 AMRs 600/-
4Navagraha Japam Thath Dattaamsa Homam on Amavasya09:00 AMRs 500/-
5Lakshmi Ganapati Homam09:00 AMRs 300/-
6Chandi Homam10:00 AMRs 558/-

*Note: Sevas will be done for a period of 10 years to Sripada Srivallabha in the name and gotram of the Devotees,on his one desired Day in every year.

Festivals

 Every Purnima Day, Guru Purnima.

Address

Sri Pada Sri Vallabha Temple, Venugopalaswamy Temple Street, Pithapuram, Andhra Pradesh, 533450, India.

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