About Us:Chengalamma Temple
oddess Chengalamma Parameswari manifested herself in the village of Sullurpeta on the Kolkata-Chennai highway and the temple for her was built on the bank of the Kanlangi river. History tells us that it was established during the fourth and fifth centuries. People also refer to her as the village goddess “Tenkali”. With the passage of time, she is being worshiped regularly by devotees as Chengalamma. Devotees turn up in large number to witness “Chengalamma Jatara” (fair) The Village goddess who was called Tankali gained reputation as Sullurpeta Chengalamma Thalli and her idol in the temple faces the sea. Devotees from different parts of the State visit the place and fulfil their vows, referring the goddess as the mother who grants boons liberally. The naturally-formed image of the goddess adorning the hanging roots (vooda) of the banyan tree is really an awe-inspiring spectacle. Legend goes that chengalamma idol was found in the near by river by few boys who were swimming and they brought it to the current location. Periodically there will be celebrations called tirunallu. During this time, thousands of people from surrounding villages take part. During these 'tirunallu',during one day a goat will be tied one end of the pole and will be circled in the air in front of the temple. This process is called "sullu", hence the name Sullurpeta. In addition to the 'sullu', there is also 'teppotsavam' where the idol of Sri Chengalamma will be carried on a "teppa", a boat, in the Kalangi river, which flows near the temple. Tirunallu also involve Mahishasura mardini and fireworks.
Sullurupeta is an important place in Nellore district as it is the gateway to the India's spaceport - Satish Dhawan Space Center, SHAR, Sriharikota, which is 17 km from Sullurpeta
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How to Reach
By Bus : Any bus towards Chennai goes through sullurpeta, vice versa the buses towards Vijawada, Nellore will go through sullurpeta. It is middle of Chennai and Nellore , you will find buses from all major locations. In addition to the govt owned bus service there are so many private bus services between Nellore and Chennai. By train : You can reach temple easily by trains, few super fast trains like Charminar, Hyderabad express, Pinakini trains have stage in sullurpeta , apart from this local trains also operated to Chennai . Sevas/Utasavams
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