Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, Kalahasti

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Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple in Srikalahasti is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The temple is located right in the middle of the town and is easily accessible by road. The temple is famous for the Aadi Krithika festival that is celebrated in the temple each year with great devotion and fervor. The celebrations last for eight days and during this time the temple sees a lot of activities including dance and music.

The temple is decorated with lights and flowers and on the final day of the festival three chariots carrying idols of Lord Subrahmanya Swamy and his consorts, Sri Valli and Devasena are taken outside the temple and driven through the town much like a procession. The festival of Aadi Krithika holds a lot of importance for the people of the town as well as for the devotees of Lord Murugan who throng to the temple in large numbers to participate in the festivities.


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