Sri Bala Parvati Sametha Jaladeeshwara Aalayam at Ghantasala
Sri Bala Parvati Sametha Jaladeeshwara Aalayam at Ghantasala

Jaladeeshwara Swamy Temple is situated in Ghantasala village in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh and also dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is popularly called as Sri Bala Parvati Sametha Jaladeeshwara Aalayam. This temple is considered the fourth ancient temples of Andhra Pradesh which is believed to be in existence from 2nd century AD. The special feature which makes the temple very unique is that the temple places the main deity of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati together on a single Peetham. Sri Bala Parvati Sametha Jaladeeshwara Aalayam is the only temple which has Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in a single Peetham.

Specialty

It is believed that the idol of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati was installed by Agastya Maharshi, one of the saptarshis who are extolled at many places in the Vedas and a revered Vedic sage and earliest Siddhar. The Shivalingam in Jaladeeshwara Swamy temple is believed to have similar features with the other Shivalingam in Gudimallem temple, Amarvati temple, Draksharamam temple. The temple has a separate shrine of Lord Nandeeshwara, which looks different from other temples with ever beautiful attribute.

The other deities of the temple are Lord Ugra Narasimha, Lord Kalabhairava, Dwarapalakas, and Goddess Saraswati. It is said that visiting this temple is equivalent to receiving the auspicious sight of 12 Jyotrilinga temples, and 18 Shakti Peetha temples because of the unique feature of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati placed together.

Pooja Timings

The temple remains open from morning 6.30 AM to 9.30 PM.

By Road

Government Buses and private travel buses from all places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are available to reach this Jaladheeswara Temple in Ghantasala.


By Train

The nearest Railway station to reach Jaladheeswara Swamy temple is Machilipatnam Railway Station which is 27 km away.


By Air

The nearest airport to reach Jaladheeswara Swamy temple is Vijayawada which is 50 km away.

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