Siva Temples

Sapta Kanya shrine at Tirumala,Tirupathi–Akkagarla Gudi

As we drive down from the holy Tirumala mountains, enroute there is a small shrine of Sri Sapta Kanya ( Bramhi, Maheswari, Kaumari, Vaishnavi, Varahi , Narasimhi, Chamunda). The entrance to the shrine itself is very narrow and there are 7 stones kept there. According to Saints, this shrine was a huge temple in the past. Devotees had performed elaborate pujas there but today the cycle of time has brought this temple to such a sorry state.

But still, the power of the mother Goddess still remains there. Devotees to Tirupathi are requested to visit this shrine ( as they descend from the hills) and get blessed. Locally, this shrine is referred as Akkagaru (7 sisters) or Akkagarla Gudi. Every year in this temple very big pooja will be celebrated on the day of Varalakshmi pooja.

Location: Akkagarla Gudi, Tirumala Down Road, Tirumala, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh 517504, India

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