Gudimallam is a village in the formation zone of Chittoor district. It is historically important. This is an ancient Shiva temple dating back to the Andhra Satavahana period. Historians determined by inscriptions found here that it was built in the 2nd or 3rd century BC. More information about the temple is available at the Museum at Chandragiri Fort.
The temple was kept in its heyday by the Chandragiri kings for some time. Later, Muslim rulers destroyed the temple along with the Chandragiri principality. Otherwise, Moola Virat Swami was not harmed.
Lord Shiva in the Gudimallam Shiva Temple is worshiped as Parasurameshwara. The Shivalinga is very special here. The Shivalinga enshrined in the sanctum sanctorum here is not in the form of a linga but the form of Lord Shiva as a superhero hunter in human form. This lingam is a human lingam made of dark coffee-colored stone.
The penis is about five feet long and one foot wide. Lord Shiva, carved as if protruding from the front of the lingam with a bulge on the front of the lingam, was in the form of a standing (standing deity) on the shoulders of an unconscious man. Swami is with both hands. He holds the legs of a lamb (upside down) with his right hand and a small (shell) in his left hand.
He was carrying an ax to his left shoulder. Swami Jatabhara (as if all the knots were tied above) was wearing a headband, several rings for the ears and various ornaments, wrapped around the waist, and a half-length (cloth from the waist to the knees) that hung down in the middle.
The folds hanging in the middle of the cloth are most clearly visible. Swami’s body parts are visible as if the cloth is very delicate. It is a fact that the Lord does not have Yagnopaveetham. A deep sunken line separating the upper part of the penis and the lower part of the lower penis, clear, resembling the entire penis and penis. This gender is considered to be the oldest gender. It is also known as an example of contemporary Shaivite worship. Gudimallam was under the control of the Department of Archeology till 2009.
Gudimallam is a small village. It is about thirty kilometers from Tirupati. This temple is also known as the Parashurameshwara Temple.
The oldest Shiva lingam in the world. Historians date it to the 1st century BC. In 1911, an ancient scientist named Gopinathrao researched for a year and spread the existence of this Shiva lingam to the world. The seven-foot Shiva lingam, which resembles a male organ like nowhere else in the world, is engraved with a replica of Rudra standing on the shoulders of a fairy holding a beast with one hand and a sheep with the other.
Scientists believe that the dress of this Rudru, who wore a turban and a dowry, dates back to the Rig Veda period. There is no information about the stone used to engrave this linga which details the ancient Saiva worship process. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple is also majestic in the shape of a yard flower. Excavations around the lingam have uncovered the remains of an ancient temple dating back to the 2nd century AD. The temple was taken over by the Archaeological Society of India in 1954 by the villagers of Gudimallam.
Worship in the temple has stopped since then. Most of the statues were stolen. There is a toy similar to this organ on copper coins found in Ujjain in the past. There is a similar sculpture in the Mathura Museum. There is no other information about this temple except for two books titled ‘Parameswara Temple at Gudimallam’, ‘Development of Early Shaiva Art and Architecture’ written by Inguva Karthikeya Sharma, and some sculptural and art history research papers. Right now the temple market is going to fall under the spell of God.
Another mysterious scene related to this temple is popular. The main room is flooded every sixty years and the entire interior is submerged by the floodwaters. The floodwater suddenly touches the top of the Shiva lingam and then flows down at once. This underground tank then dries up. This seems to have happened on December 4, 2005. The floodwaters lasted for about 4 hours and then disappeared as if nothing had happened in the temple again. Ramayana, a 75-year-old villager, was described by many as having seen it in 1945.
The rays of the rising sun fall directly on the forehead of the main Shiva lingam through the grille carved on these stone walls twice in the north and south.
There are many small temples in this spacious temple complex. All around, there is a brick wall on the left and the left. There is a large dome entrance on the west side of this wall. This gateway, and the well built for the anointing water of the Swami, belong to the Yadava Devaraya period (13th-14th century AD).
Timings to visit
6:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Festivals are celebrated at Gudimallam
Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri, Ugadi.
How to Reach
By Air: Tirupati Airport – 17.4 km,
By Train: Tirupati Railway Station – 22 km, Renigunta Railway Station – 13.2 km,
By Bus: Nellore – 137 km, Srikalahasti – 37.9 km, Tirupati – 22 km
Sri Parasurameswara Temple, Yerpedu Mandalam, Papanaidupet, Gudimallam Road, Tirupati Rural, Chittoor District – 517526, Andhra Pradesh.
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