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Puruhutika Devi Temple



Goddess Puruhutika temple is dedicated to Goddess Sati, a form of Goddess Puruhutika and Lord Shiva a manifestation of Lord Kukkuteswara. Here Goddess Sati left hand had fallen in this temple. The Goddess Sati’s temple is situated within the temple complex of Lord Kukkuteswara Swamy. Goddess Puruhutika Devi is located in the village Pithapuram which is 12km from Samalkota and 20km from Kakinada.Goddess Puruhutika devi temple, devotees are offering prayers to Lord Kukkuteswara swamy and Goddess Puruhutika and performing daily rituals include, Snan, Abhisheka, Pushpa Alankar, Doop, Deep and Maha Naivedya to Kukkuteswara Swamy. In the time of sunset, the rituals begin with Dhoop Seva, Nivedhanam, Neeranjana, Mantra Pushpam, Darbar Seva and Pavalimpu Seva. Maha Shani Trayodashi Puja is also offered to Lord Parameshwara. The main festival of Lord Shiva Maha Shivratri is celebrating in a great manner.



  • Triumph over foes.
  • Bless disease free life
  • Bless Material riches.
  • Removes Negativities and spread positive energy
  • Remove barriers in life.
  • Bless for early marriage



Goddess Puruhutika Devi is in a standing position. The idol of Goddess Puruhutika is made from granite and is adorned with jewels, a Kirit and robed in silks. The deity has four palms and Starting from the decrease right to the lower left, Goddess Devi’s lower proper hand has a bag full of seeds, axe (Parashu), lotus and Madhu Patra. There are two sects of worshippers of Devi. The first worshipped the Devi as Puruhootha Lakshmi. She is meditating with a lotus and Madhu Patra in her palms. This sect observed the Samayachar shape of worship. The 2d sect worshipped the Devi as Puruhoothamba. She is meditating with an axe (Parashu) and bag of seeds in her fingers. This sect accompanied the Vamachara shape of worship and the unique deity become buried under the temple. Lord Kukkuteswara Swamy is a Swayambu (self manifested) Spatika Linga inside the sanctum Sanctorum. The Lord is in a cock shape on the temple. There is wing like structure except the idol of Lord Kukkuteswara Swamy. There is likewise a huge Eka Shila Nandi in the front of the idol of Lord Shiva. The Nandi is the 2d largest after Lepakshi Basaveshwara.


History Of This Temple


Lord Kukkuteswara Swamy temple is the historic temple and Goddess Puruhutika temple is located at the north japanese nook of the principle temple dealing with south. At the enterance of the temple there may be a pond called “Padogaya Sarovaram”. This is a holy pond and plenty of devotees take a dip in the pond.

Padagaya refers to the place where a body part of the demon Gayasura fell. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva) killed the demon Gayasura and his head, trunk and legs fell at 3 distinct places. Head also referred to as Siro Gaya fell in Bihar, Trunk or Nabhi Gaya in Orissa and legs or Pada in Pithapuram. His legs which fell at Pithapuram became a water tank. Thus, the region receives its name as “Padagaya Kshetram”. Shraddha karma of the ancestors or departed souls is accomplished at this location.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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