Lord Suryanaryana Swamy

Temple History

The famous Sun God Temple situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 K.M. east of Srikakulam Town District head quarters of the North Coastal Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the ancient and all among two sun God temples in our Country. According to Padmapuranam , Sage Kasyapa installed the Idol of Surya at Arasavalli for the Welfare of mankind . Therefore , the Surya is of Kasyapasa Gotra . He is also termed as planetary King . According to the ' Sthalapuranam ' of the temple, Lord Devendra found this temple and installed the existing idol of the sun God commonly known as Lord Suryanarayana Swamy Varu under the following circumstances.
Once Lord Devendra , Ignoring the words of Dwarapalaka Nandi , attempted to force his entry for Darshan of Sri Rudrakoteswara Swamy varu at an untimely hour when Lord siva was along with his consort . The Dwarapalaka Nandi in the discharge of his duties kicked the intruder . Thus kicked and injured by the Devine attendent Indra fell down senseless. And in his unconscious state Indra dream that he would be relieved of his pain of injury in his chest caused by Nandi if he had built a temple and install an Idol of the Sun God . After regaining his consciousness, he remembered what he dream .
Following his dream he picked up handsfull of earth three times at a place where he lay, and there he found this beautiful idol of sun God with his three consorts Usha , Chaya and Padmini . At the base of the idols are the figures of Mathara and Pingala the Dwarapalakas and high up are the two divine saints , sanaka and sanadana holding 'Chatrams'(An Umbrella ). The Sun God is depicted as riding over a chariot drawn by Anura, the Radhasaradhy . All these figures are exquisitely carved out of a single black finely polished granite stone.


Additional Information

Ratha Saptami is the festival of Sun God "Lord Sri Suryanarayana Swamy" which will be celebrated in this temple.
On this auspicious day we will be allowed to have Nija Rupa Darshan from 5am - 2pm.

Srikakulam is well connected to all major cities of Andhra Pradesh and other major cities. Srikakulam Apsrtc Bus Station is 4.1 km from the temple. Both RTC and Private operators are operating buses from various cities of Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad.
Srikakulam Road(i.e.,Amadalavalasa Railway station -21 Km) is the nearest railway station to reach by train. Buses and Autos are available from Bus stand and Railway station to the temple.
If by air, Visakhapatnam Airport is 108 km the nearest airport.
  • Morning 5:00 AM To 12:30 AM & Evening 3:30 PM To 8:00 PM
  • Contact Person: Executive Officer
  • Contact Number: 08942 222421