Pathala Vinayaka Temple


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Distance (From Srikalahasthi Bus Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Kalahasteeswara Temple

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: This place located near Sri Kalahastheswara Temple and can be visited along with the same.

At a distance of 2 Kms from Srikalahasti Bus Station, Pathala Vinayaka Temple here is situated at the northern entrance of Srikalahasti Temple at a depth of 35 feet.

There is a legend that talks about Vinayaka's manifestation deep in the Suvarnamukhi River. According to the legend, Suvarnamukhi River dried up once because Sage Agastya did not worship Lord Vinayaka when he came to Dakshin Kailash. Realizing his mistake, the Sage worshipped and obtained Lord Vinayaka's blessings. As the image of the Lord appeared at bottom of the riverbed, the image came to be known as Pathala Vinayaka. This shrine can be found close to the northern Gopuram of Sri Kalahsthiswara Temple. It can be reached by descending a plight of 20 steps.