About Sri Parasurameswara Temple
Attirala Sri Parasurameswara Temple has thousand years of history, Sri Parasurameswara Temple, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the Satya Yuga, did not cling to his ax hand with the sin inherited from the bloodshed that took place on the planet twenty-one times. At the behest of Maheshwar, they came here to bathe in the holy rivers and visit the shrine.
Bahuda fell under the rock while bathing in the Bahuda river. Thus the murder that surrounded Parasurama became known as “murder” as the sin fell away. The same is called “Attira” in use today. After the battle of Kurukshetra, the king of Dharma, who was indifferent to the cause of the death of his relatives and the bloodshed that took place, was instructed by Lord Sri Vyasa in his remarks on the dharma of the king.
Two brothers, Shankhudu and Likhitudu, lived in the area before the Dwapara Yuga. They did not set up separate ashrams and practiced penance. One day the scribe went to see Anna. Shankhu was not in the ashram at that time. Waiting for his brother to arrive, he cut down the fruit and ate it. Meanwhile, the returning conch looked at his brother and asked, “By whose permission are you eating the fruit?” When questioned, he asked for compensation for his misunderstood scribe.
If any object is taken without permission it falls under the thief. That is what you did so go to the king and experience the proper punishment for your crime. The scribe obeyed and went to the royal palace. King Sudumnya, who was aware of his arrival, refused to invite him politely, pleaded guilty, and demanded that he be punished. The king ordered his hands to go to hell, blaming the monarchy for bringing a great ascetic to the point of having to be punished for a minor crime.
The scribe happily accepted the sentence and went to Anna. The conch commanded You have confessed your crime, you have been punished, and you have been sanctified. The hands came to the scribe who awoke submerged in the river. It has been called “Bahuda” since the time of the holy river that bestowed arms.
One of the Prajapatis, “Pulastya Brahma” was baptized in this holy shrine and attained the realization of Lord Shiva. Bhrugu Maharshi also performed tapas in this holy place and pleased Sri Hari. At the sage’s request, one foot was placed in the Gaya and the other foot was placed in the Attira and declared as “Sri Gadadhara Swami”. It is believed that the fetus made for the relatives of the deceased in the river Cheyeru is the same as that made in Tarpanam Gaya. That is why Attira is nicknamed “Dakshina Gaya”.
The importance of the field can be understood from what is exemplified in Mahabharata itself. The construction of the present Parashurama temple seems to have been done in the tenth century with the help of the Chola kings anSrid Eka Tatayya Dora. The Cholas, the Pandyas, the Satavahanas, the Kakatiyas, the Vijayanagara rulers, and the Kayastha dynasty all contributed to the development of the region.
The ancient temples of Sri Treteshwara and Sri Gadadhara were demolished and rebuilt with the help of devotees. The eastern royal tower at the Gadadhara Swamy Temple is the only surviving structure today. Ruins of statues and structures can be seen all over the area.
Surrounded by hills, a pleasant atmosphere on one side, Sri Parasurameswara Temple on all sides and spirituality abounds. Indescribable peace of mind. Stairway to reach the royal tower on the hill. The lighthouse on the high mountain behind. If you reach the top, you will find Sri Treteshwara Swamy Temple. With a sandalwood saffron coating on the western facing genitals, the rhythmic factor appears to be immaculate. There are separate sannyasis for Sri Kamakshi Amma and Vinayak.
There is a path to the Sri Gadadhara Swamy Temple at the top of the hill. The temple was rebuilt in the year 2000. Entering the courtyard through the ancient welcome gate leads from the east to the north-facing main temple front porch. Opposite it, Anjana Sutu looks south. At the top of the front mandapa are Sri Ramanujacharyas, Sri Vedanta Dekshit’s, Alvars, Statues of Saptarishis appear.
There is a way to reach the lighthouse at the top of the hill through the adjoining ancient royal tower. In the front mandapam, Sri Garudalwar, Sri Ganapati, Sri Ramanuja and Sri Vishwaksena are enshrined. In the small sanctum sanctorum, Sri Gadadhara Swami is seen in a reclining position on a slightly higher pedestal with a conch, chakra, and Gadadharulai Abhaya Mudra.
Dashavataras and Krishna Lilas are neatly arranged on the Sri Parasurameswara Temple plane. Vinata’s son looks like he is guarding the Sri Parasurameswara Temple in a humble posture on both sides of the retaining wall. After consuming Vaikunthavasu, one can take another route to the river bank, from where one can reach the Sri Parasurama Temple which is now under the Archaeological Survey of India.
Timings to visit
6:00 Am To 6:00 Pm
Festivals celebrate at Sri Parasurameswara Temple
How to Reach Sri Parasurameswara Temple
By Air: Renigunta Airport – 86.6 km,
By Train: Tirupati Railway Station – 93.5 km, Rajampet Railway Station – 7.3 km, Cuddapah Railway Station – 56.3 km
By Bus: Rajampet – 7 km, Cuddapah – 53 km, Tirupati – 90 km
Parasurameswara Temple, Attirala, Kitchamambapuram, Kadapa(D), Andhra Pradesh 516126, India.
Place To Visit In And Around Kadapa District