Kapila Theertham, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

The Kapila Theertham is a temple situated at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Even though the town of Tirupati is famous for the Lord Venkateswara Temple of Tirumala, many people also visit The Kapila Theertham temple since it’s the only temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tirupati. The temple also has a natural waterfall situated in the middle of the temple structure. The falls are called Kapileswara and are breathtaking to watch during monsoons and early winters. Every year during the month of Kartika many devotees, gather at the waterfall and take a holy dip. This process is said to make the person’s lifecycle attain salvation and relieve his life of pain and suffering. The temple also a statue of the Nandi bull, which sits at the entrance of the temple complex.

The Kapila Theertham temple is very old as its history is lost through the ages of times. However, the overall building is still intact with all its initial constructions. The temple is maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and is kept in perfect condition. The temple has huge walls that scale up to 20 feet. As it is located at the foot of the hills, the overall area covered by the temple is small. However, some inscriptions done on the temple walls are quite beautiful. The temple has a central shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also, the temple has many other sub-shrines that are dedicated to various Gods.

Located in the East of Tirupati, the Kapila Theertham temple holds much importance for the people of Hindu religion. The pleasant atmosphere of the city and the nearby flora and fauna make the temple an ideal visiting spot.

Timings

Kapila Theertham open at 05:00 AM to 08:30 PM

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