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Sri Pallai Kondeeswarar temple
Moolavar: Palli Konda Shivan, Valmeekeeswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Maragathambikai
  Thala Virutcham: Vilwa
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 2000-3000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Suruttappalli
  District: Chittoor
  State: Andhra Pradesh
  Shivrathri in February-March, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November and Tiruvadhirai in Decmber-January are the festivals of the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  This is the only temple where Lord Shiva graces in a reclining form. All deities in the temple grace with their respective consorts. Pallikonda Easwaran-Sarva Mangalambikai; Valmeekeeswarar-Maragathambikai; Vinayaka-Siddhi and Buddhi; Sastha-Pooranai; Kuberan-Gouri Devi, Sanga Nidhi and Padma Nidhi grace the devotees.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
  Sri Pallai Kondeeswarar Temple, Suruttappalli, Chittoor-517 589, Andhra Pradesh.  
  +91- 8576-278 599. 
 General Information:

This is also the only temple Lord Dakshinamurthy graces with His consort Mother Dhara.  Devotees reap double benefit by worshipping on Thursdays.  There are shrines for Lords Vinayaka, Muruga, Brhamma, Vishnu, sages Brugu, Markandeya, Naradha, Saptha Rishis planets Moon and Sun, Kubera and Indira.


Suruttappalli is the place, where Pradosha puja  first began.  If devotees worship Pallikonda Easwara, who swallowed the venom to save the world on Pradosha day falling on a Saturday, they will recover the losses.  Those demoted will be reinstalled in their proper position again with promotion too.  Obstacles in wedding proposals will not occur.  Separated couples will see re-union in life.

Thanks giving:
  Realizing their wishes, devotees perform archanas to Lord Shiva with Vilwa garlands. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

Presiding deity is named Valmeekeeswarar.  Lord Ramalingam is installed before the presiding deity.  In the place of dwarakapalakas (security at the entrance of shrines) there are Sanganidhi and Padmanidhi generally attributed to the court of Kubera.  Divine cow Kamadenu and Karpaka tree gifted by the milk ocean are in front of the shrine of Mother Maragathambika.

  Temple History:

Indira, king of the Devas lost his position due to the curse of Sage Durvasa.  Waiting for the opportunity, the demons drove him away and usurped his kingdom.  Prahaspathi, the Guru for the Devas told him that he had to regain his strength by consuming the nectar churned out from the milk ocean.  With the help of Lord Vishnu, both Devas and the demons began to churn the ocean using the great snake Vasuki and Mandara hills as the churning tool on an Ekadasi day.  Unable to bear the pain, the snake began spitting its deadly venom.  Both sides appealed to Lord Shiva to protect them from gas emanating from the poison.


Lord Shiva sent Sundarar born from His shadow to collect the poison and bring it to him.  Sundarar brought it as a blackberry (Naval fruit in Tamil).  Devas cried, “Oh! Lord Shia, all creatures in all the worlds would perish even if you throw it out or swallow it yourself.”  Lord Shiva became Vishbakarana Moorthy – absolving the effects of the poison and swallowed.  Shocked Mother Parvathi immediately pressed the neck of the Lord not allowing it to go below the throat.  The poison stayed at His neck and the Lord came to be praised as Neelakanda-blue necked.  He left for Kailash with Mother Parvathi then.  On His way back to Kailash, the Lord relaxed here for a while with His head on the lap of the Mother.  As the Lord placed His head on the lap of Parvathi for rest in this place – Suruttapalli, he is named Pallikonda Easwarar-Lord in reclining form.  Worshipping the Lord during Pradosha time (4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.) will bring all fortunes to the devotees.

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