HISTORY
SRI BALA TRIPURA SUNDARI AMMAVARI TEMPLE,

Tripurantakam is a mandal in Prakasam district of Andhrapradesh state. Tripurantakam is located on the national highway from Guntur to Srisailam. Sri Bala Tripura sundari Ammavari temple is located at a distance of 2 km from Tripurantakam village. According to legends Sri Bala tripurasundari ammavari temple is the eastern gateway of Srisailam Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna swamy temple.

Goddess Sri Tripura sundari temple is located on the bottom of a hill in the middle of a pond(Cheruvu). Sri Bala Tripurasundari ammavaru is located in garbhalaya with a pleasant form giving a great darshan to the devotees.Goddess here had decorated with silver ornaments and always decorated with lemon fruit campaign. Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Jagadguru Aadishankaracharya had installed Srichakra infront of Sri Bala Tripurasundari ammavaru. Since from the installation of Srichakra Kumkumarchana have been doing daily here. Lord shiva killed a demon called Tripurasura with goddess Sri Bala Tripura sundari devi at this place in Kritayuga.So this place is named as Tripurantakam. This is an holy place where a collection of Saivam,Sakteya, Kapalika sampradayas can be seen. In ancient days many Sages and saints were performed penance here and also practiced mantrika,tantrika vidya and also siddhayoga here.

On the hill side from Sri Balatripura sundari temple Sri Tripurantakeswara swamy temple is located. The temple is located on the top of the hill where there is a ghat road to reach by vehicles. And also there are steps for devotees who wish to reach the temple by walk.There is a Rajagopura at the entrance of the temple with a height of nearly 80 feet. The great sculpture of the temple exhibits the glory of Haindava dharma. The construction style of this temple is mostly different from all othe temples in Prakasam district. Sri Tripurantakeswara swamy is located in garbhalaya in the form of Shiva Lingam. Sri Tripurantakeswara swamy have been getting archana’s and Abhisheka’s daily. Sri Veerabhadra swamy is also located in the temple after garbhalaya.

There is a cave in this temple which starts from this temple and ends at Srisailam temple. In ancient days saints and sages performed penance and yoga, Dhyanas in this cave and making journeys from Srisailam to this temple. There is Chamarakarna Ganapathi idol at the SouthWest corner of the temple. Sri Chamarakarna Ganapathi idol is 6 feet in height and gives a great darshan to the devotees.

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