Timing of the Temple
Kalahasti Vayulingam Timing
- 5:00 am to 9:00 pm
The inner parts of the temple were constructed in the early 5th century. Its present outer structure was made by the Chola kings in the 11th century. Several other dynasties like the Vijayanagara dynasty patronized this temple and granted a huge amount of lands, riches, and cattle for its maintenance. King Krishnadevaraya built the famous 100 pillared halls here.
According to the Hindu epics, once Vāyu (devata of wind) performed a strict penance at this very spot for 1000 years continuously. He made a special Shivalingam made with Karpura(camphor) that resembles an elephant’s trunk. Astonished by Vāyus devotion, Shiva appeared before him and asked him if he wants any boons. Vāyu asked for three boons – 1. That he (Vāyu) will be present everywhere 2. That he will be present in the core of any Jīva (individual), and 3. That the camphor Shivalingam made by Him would become famous by His name ( this
the name Vāyulingam). On hearing these wishes, Shiva instantly bestowed them.
How to reach ?
How to reach Kalahasti Vayulingam.
- By Train: Nearest railway station – Kalahasti
- By Air: Nearest airport – Tirupati
- By Bus: Buses are available from Chennai.