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Sri Kurmam Hindu Temple

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Sri Kurmam is a village near Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located approximately 13 km east of Srikakulam town near the sea. It is in the Gara mandal of Srikakulam district.Situated just 3 km away from Bay of Bengal in a remote village, the temple is visited by thousands of devotees for its illustrious past. The temple is dedicated to Sri Kurmanadha, the second Dasa Avatara or Kurma avatar (tortoise) of Lord Vishnu. This temple, looked after by the Simhachalam Devasthanam has several unique distinctions. The moolasthanam (central piece) is considered to be a Saligrama and is referred to as Sri Kurmam by the Puranas. The idol is a natural image not sculptured and is of a size of a large tortoise.

This temple was visited by many great kings and saints, which includes Lava and Kusha (Son of Lord Sri Rama), Bala Rama Krishna, Sage Durvasa, Adi Sankaracharya, Ramanuja charya, Narahari Theertha, Chaitanya Maha prabhu.
It is also said that Kasi Dwaram (Gate) which is North-East to Pradakshina Mantap connects Varanasi. This gate is closed now.

Location
Srikakulam Village,Andhra Pradesh (India).

Sri Kurmam Hindu Temple

Sri
calendarJun 26 2017