The famous Sun God Temple situated in Arasavalli Village which is at a distance of about 1 K.M. east of SRIKAKULAM Town in Andhra Pradesh head quarters of the coastal district in Andhra Pradesh . It is one of the ancient and all among two sun God temples in our Country. According to Padmapuranam , Sage Kasyapa installed the Idol of Surya at Arasavalli for the Welfare of mankind . Therefore , the Surya is of Kasyapasa Gotra . He is also termed as planetary King . The ‘ Sthalapuranam ‘ of the temple narrates that lord Devendra had founded this temple and installed the existing idol of the sun God commonly known as Lord suryanarayana Swamy Varu under the following circumstances . Once Lord Devendra , Ignoring the words of Dwarapalaka Nandi , attempted to force his entry for Darshan of Sri Rudrakoteswara Swamy varu at an untimely hour when Lord siva was along with his consort . The Dwarapalaka Nandi in the discharge of his duties kicked the intruder.
How to Reach:
Nearest Airport: Visakhapatnam – 117 km from Srikakulam After Reaching Visakhapatnam catch a bus/ train to Srikakulam City.
Srikakulam road (9km from Srikakulam City), on Vizag – Bhuvaneshwar Line
Visakhapatnam – 117 km, Bhuvaneshwar – 325 km, Vijayawada – 455 km After reaching Srikakulam bus stop, catch a bus/ Taxi/ Auto to Arasavilli Temple it is about 5 KM.