Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple Pithapuram


Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple

The most famous temple at Pithapuram is that of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is known as Kukkuteshwara Swamy here. Once upon a time Gayasura a powerful a powerful demon was acquired puruhutikashakti which is one among the Asthadasapithas through is great devotion, with that might power he oftenly used to disturb the Yagas of Brahmanas. To over come this trouble the devatas with the help of Trimurthis conceived a plan to kill the Gayasura. According to the plan the devats decided to perform the Yaga on the chest of the Demon, they performed the Yagna with great devotion day and night. On the seventh day of the Yaga, Maheswara himself took the form of Kukkuta ( cook ) and voice, the Gayasura was disturbed from this sleep and immediately the Yaga disturbed. Then the angry Devatas gave a curse to the Demon as the yagna spoiled, his body would also be broken into pieces, the head fell in Gayakshetra, the chest in Jajipuram and the feet in front of Kukkuteswara Swamy temple. The demon Gayasura spread his entire body from Gaya to Pithapuram Kshetra, his feet stretched upto Pithapuram. It became a Padagaya Kshetra. Lord Vishnu punished him by stamping Gayasura with his feet into the Earth. As a result Lord Vishnu’s foot prints remained on earth. It became a Padagaya Kshetra.

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