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About Kapila Theertham
Kapila theertham is located in Tirupati, Chittur in the Indian state of Andra Pradesh . Temple situated at 3km away from Tirupati. Kapila theertham temple is the only holy theertham that is located at the foot of Tirupati hill. This is a unique waterfall where the water of mountain streams drop from a height of over 100 feet into a large pond in the temple premises. This theertham is very sacred and devotees visit this temple in a large number. Tirumalatirupahi booking.com provides One Day Tirupati Package from Chennai for their customer at an affordable price regularly.
History of Kapila Theertham :
According to legend, Saint Kapila Maharishi was said to have lived here, worshipped and meditated in the cave in front of the idol of Lord Shiva, hence the placed is named after the saint Kapila Theertham. Lord Shiva is said to have blessed Sage Kapila with a vision of himself and his consort. This temple received very good support from the Kings of Vijayanagara between 13th and 16th centuries, especially from Krishna devaraya.There are many stories associated with the manifestation of the Lord in Tirumala. The temple has a murti (deity) of Lord Venkateswara, which it is believed shall remain here for the entire duration of the present Kali Yuga. To know more about this you can select Chennai To Tirupati Three day tour package from Chennai.
Significance of Kapila Theertham :
There is a big statue of Nandi that is seated when one enters the darshan of Kapileswara Swamy Temple. And also, there are seven hills of Tirupati, Kapila Teertham waterfalls, and a sacred lake directly ahead.It is believed that persons bathing in it at that auspicious time will attain salvation from the cycle of birth and death.
Festivals Celebrated at Kapila Theertham :
The festivals celebrated in the temple are Brahmotsavam, Annabhishekam, Maha Shivarathri and Vinayaka Chaturthi. Another auspicious day is the full moon day in the Karthiga month. The most famous festival is celebrated in the month of February.
Devotion Time and Restrictions :
Opening timings – All days of the week (Monday to Sunday) From 5.00 am to 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Best timing to visit heavy rainy season between November – February.
Dress Code for Men : White Pancha, Dhoti, Kurta and Pyjama and for women saree with blouse, Punjabi Dress with Dupatta or Half saree.
Food Provided at Kapila Theertham :
Anna Prasadam’s timing is from 5:00 am to 3:30 pm and from 5:00 pm to 10:30 pm when free and unlimited food is offered to all the pilgrims. They serve their food in banana leaf with a variety of options. The cooking is done using solar electricity and the quality of the food is well maintained.
COVID-19 restrictions :
The endowments department has issued certain guidelines to follow by all the temple authorities when darshan commences. Due to covid, lockdown is lifted and Aadhar card for darshan is mandatory at all major temples and the timing will be 6Am and 6 pm. Only 250 devotees are allowed for darshan. offering ‘satagopam’ and ‘theertham’ are avoided for minimum physical distance to be maintained for the safety of archakas and devotees.