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History
History
Brief History of this Temple

Locals consider this temple to be built by Gods' themselves. Historical records point to East Chola kings in building this temple. Recent renovations have added many structures to the Chola construction

Temple Legend
Temple Legend
Legends related to this Temple

This is a brahma lingam installed after brahma felt pleased for the penance of Bali Chakravarthi for Shiva at this place. Hence Shiva here is called Brahmalingeswara. 

Even the Varahi river's legend is linked to this place. Vishnu who was searching for Hiranyyaksha in varaha roopa, happen to see Bali Chakravarthy doing penance and requesting holy water for abhishekam. Vishnu pleased by Bali Chakravarthy's penance gave raise to Varahi river by his side.

Sculpture
Sculpture
Sculpture in this Temple

All the old structures are now concealed under top layers of cement. It's a beautiful temple having a nice view of the river below. As the river Varaha turns north here, this is also one of the Dakshin Kaasis of South India

Map

Brahmalingeswara Temple Balighattam

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Temple Events
Temple Events
Events related to this Temple

Shiva rathri and Kartika Pournami are the major festivals

Temple Timings
Temple Timings
Timings of this Temple

6 am to 12 noon

5 pm to 8 pm

By Road

Narsipatnam which is on Chennai Kolkata NH is just 3 km away from this temple

By Rail

Most of the trains on Chennai Kolkata route stop at Narsipatnam Road which is just 13 km from temple

By Air

Visakhapatnam airport is just 100. Km away and is well connected to all major cities in India

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