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Culture

Sree Kalahasthi Esswarar Temple

About the temple

Lord Rajaganapathi blesses the devotees in the temple. Vasthu Bhagwan-the deity responsible for the proper construction of buildings in accordance with rules for safety, peace and prosperity-with His tuft tied upward occupies the centre place in the Rasi Chakra-Zodiac squares-on the upper wall of the front mandap before the Shiva shrine.Lord Dakshinamurthi in the Goshta of Shiva shrine appears without the banyan tree. Lord Lingodhbava is in a separate shrine. Lord Vishnu and Brahmma and Nandhi are before this shrine. There are shrines for Lord Kasi Viswanatha with Mother Visalakshi, Lord Chockanathar with Mother Meenakshi and Sahasralinga with Mother Parasakthi in the prakara. Special abisheks are performed to Sahasralinga on Poornima-full moon days when devotees can have the darshan of Kannimoola Ganapathy, Viswanatha, Chockanatha and Sahasralinga near Lord Dakshinamurthy simultaneously.

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