Kurmanathaswamy Temple Srikurmam - Dedicated to Kurma Avatar

Srikurmam Kurmanathaswamy Temple or Srikurmam Temple is a Hindu temple located at Gara Mandal of Srikakulam District in Andhra Pradesh, India. The primary deity worshipped here is Lord Kurmanathaswamy and his consort Lakshmi as Kurmanayaki. The uniqueness of the temple is that it is one of the few temples in India, where Kurma avatar of Maha Vishnu is enshrined. 

It is believed that Lord Brahma consecrated the deity with Gopala Yantra. The temple is famous for ancestor worship. Here, abhisheka is performed daily to the idol and devotees are allowed to participate in person. The temple tank is called Swetha Pushkarani. Four daily rituals and four annual festivals are celebrated in Srikurmam.

Kurmanathaswamy Temple Srikurmam Andhra Pradesh

The three-day Dolotsavam is the major festival celebrated here. During festive occasions, the temple witnesses a huge throng of devotees. The annual Kalyanotsavam is celebrated on Vaisakha Shuddha Ekadasi. Other festivals celebrated here include Kurma Jayanthi on Jyeshta Bahula Dwadasi and Mukkoti Ekadasi. 

Srikurmam Temple Darshan Timings

6:00 AM to 7:45 PM

How To Reach Srikurmam Temple 

By Road: The temple is 15 km Srikakulam Main Bus Station. Srikakulam is 110 km from Vishakapatnam. 

By Rail: Srikakulam Road Railway Station (Amadalavalasa village – Station Code CHE) on the Chennai – Kolkata Trunk Route is the nearest railway station. The station is 25 km from the temple and just 12 km from Srikakulam Town.

By Flight: Visakhapatnam International Airport is the nearest airport, around 115 km from the temple. 


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