Location :The Kurma Temple which is in Sri Kakulam is one exceptional temple, which is dedicated to a rare incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The more than seven hundred years old temple is dedicated to Kurma or the tortoise incarnation of the Lord. Kurma temple is said to be the only temple dedicated to the 'Kurma' '(tortoise) incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The present temple is at least 700 years old. The original temple was supposedly built in 200 AD.
The idol structure comprises of two stones of around two feet in length. The stones come out from the ground representing the head and the body of the Lord - Sri Kurma. Located on the banks of the beautiful Swati Puskarini Lake, the temple has a divine entrance adorned with magnificent sculptures. The inner sanctum of the temple is adorned with wonderful idols on both the sides. On one side there are statues of Laxmana, Rama and Sita and on the other side there are statues of Govindadeva - Lord Krishna and his Sakhis or female friends.
Time to Visit
|A festival is held annually in February and the devotees flock here to take bath in the Swatha Pushkarini Lake.||Nearby tourist places to Kurma Temple
How to reach the temple
- Through Airways: Through Airways, the nearest airport is located in Vishakapatnam, some 106 km away from Srikakulam.
- Through Railways:Through Railways, Srikakulam is well connected by railway lines to all the major cities and states in south India. Srikakulam Road Railway Station is about 30 km from Sri Kurma Temple. Regular buses are available from Vijayawada to Srikakulam
- Through Roadways:Through Roadways, Srikakulam is well connected by road to all the major cities and states in south India.