Chengalamma Parameshwari

Chengalamma Parameshwari Temple

Andhra Pradesh India Kali Temples

Chengalamma Parameshwari Temple is located in Sullurpeta town, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at the southern tip of Sullurpeta, on the banks of Kalangi river.
The temple is situated 79 km and 97 km away from Chennai and Nellore respectively. History tells us that it was established during the fourth and fifth centuries.

Legend

The most intriguing aspect of idol, the left hand portion of goddess depicts Parvati, the right hand portion depicts Saraswati and central portion depicts Sri Mahalakshmi. These features are the reason for the name Trikale Chengali. The Chola Panditas, were renowned for creating the idols of the goddess. Her icon here depicts eight-armed form each holding a powerful weapon in a standing posture over the demon the elaborate and the incomparable aesthetics, thought that the Goddess was not only goddess Parvati, but also Mahakali.
Around the 10th century, the Chola Dynasty who ruled the region during that time, built a small hut to Sri Chengalamma by learning about goddess, who originated in the Kalangi River.
At initial, the goddess was called ′Tenkali (Dakshina Kali)′, later by ′Chengali′ and then to present name Chengalamma.

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