Kapila Theertham Temple
Kapila Theertham is a renowned Saivite Temple and Theertham, situated in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India’s Chittoor district. Kapila Muni believes that the idol is placed and Lord Siva is referred to here as Kapileswara.
About Kapila Theertham:
The Kapila Theertham Temple stands at the entrance to a mountain cave in one of the steep and vertical faces at the foot of the Tirumala mountains that are part of Seshachalam Hills, where the mountain stream waters fall straight into Pushkarini Temple known as “Kapila Theertham”.an enormous stone statue of a “Nandhi” sitting bull, the steed of Shiva, at the temple entrance greets devotees and passersby.
The Kapila Theertham Tirupati temple holds all major shaivism festivals including Maha Shivaratri, Karthika Deepam, Vinayaka Chavithi, Adi Kartika, etc. Kapileswara Swamy Brahmotsavams is the temple’s largest event held in February by TTD
Kapila Theertham Temple History:
Although the importance of this temple has declined to owe to the extremely popular nearby Temples in Tirumala and Tiruchanoor, it got very strong patronage from the Kings of Vijayanagara in the 13th and 16th centuries, particularly from Saluva Narasimha Deva Raya and the eternally renowned Sri Krishna Deva Raya and some of the subsequent rulers such as Venkatapathi Raya and Aliya Ramaraya, Sri Krishna Deva Raya Son-in-law.
Legend: The Lingam is thought to be self-manifested. Kapila muni is thought to have emerged from the Bilam(Cavity) in the Pushkarini(Theertham) onto the earth.
How to Reach Kapila Theertham Temple:
Sri Kapileswara Swamy Temple stands majestically at the foot of Tirumala Hills at Kapila Theertham. This temple is only 4 km away from the Tirupati Bus stand. It is about 5 km from Tirupati Railway Station.
Kapila Theertham Temple Timings:
The timings for Sri Kapileswara Swamy is from 5 AM to 9 PM.
Kapila Theertham Sevas
|Name of the Seva||Timings|
|Suprabhatam||5:00 AM to 5:30 AM|
|Abhishekam||5:30 AM to 6:30 AM
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
|Alankaram / Archana||6:30 AM to 7:00 AM|
|Sarvadarshanam||7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
|Sahasranama Archana||4:30 AM to 5:00 PM|
|Lalitha Sahasranama Archana||5:00 AM to 5:30 PM|
|Ekantha Seva||8:00 AM to 8:15 PM|
Kapila Theertham Abhishekam Timings:
5:30 AM to 6:30 AM
4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Tirupati to Kapila Theertham: 4 km from tirupati bus stand.
Kapila Theertham to Tirumala: 15 min (5.9 km) via Tirumala Down Rd and Alipiri Rd
Alipiri to Kapila Theertham: 1 h 2 min (31.9 km) via Tirumala Up Rd and Tirumala Down Rd
Bangalore to Kapila Theertham: 5 h 59 min (284.4 km) via NH75 and NH 69
Chennai to Kapila Theertham: 4 h 25 min (170.4 km) via Tirupati Rd
Kapila Theertham to Tirupati Bus Stand: 4 km from Tirupati bus stand
Kapila Theertham to Tirupati Railway Station: 16 min (6.0 km) via Tirumala Down Rd and Alipiri Rd
Kapila Theertham Waterfalls:
Even though in the summer there is no water in the spring, the best time to visit in the winter or rainy season, well preserved an ancient temple. The Kapila Theertham temple Tirupati is very beautifully located, it’s very nice to taste the water coming from the mountains. There’s something you shouldn’t miss.
Kapila Theertham Address: KT Rd, Srinivasa Nagar, N G O Colony, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
Tirupati Kapila Theertham Pincode: Kapila Theertham Road Tirupati Chittoor Andhra Pradesh Pin code 517127
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