Deities

Sri Ananthalakshmi Sametha Satyanarayana Swamy

The presiding deity Lord Satyadeva with his consort Sri Anantha Lakshmi on one side and with Lord Siva on other side like in all Divayakshetrams as surrounded and followed by holy rivers, Sri Satyanarayana Swamy at Annavaram is also followed by sacred Pamapa River touching in the feet of the hill.Satyanarayana is the combination of two words – ‘Satya’ meaning truth and ‘Narayana’ meaning the highest being. So Satyanarayana signifies ‘the highest being that is the embodiment of truth’.

Lord Satyanarayana is depicted as the being of truth. The true worship of Satyanarayana involves practice of truth and commitment to truth in all aspects of life. It is a promise to god to live life truthfully and honestly because that leads to liberation. Truth should be practiced spiritually and physically through rituals.

Lord Siva

Lord Siva on the left side of the presiding diety of satyanarayana swamy. shiva is "the transformer" within the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity that includes Brahma and Vishnu In Shaivism tradition, Shiva is the Supreme being who creates, protects and transforms the universe. In the goddess tradition of Hinduism called Shaktism, the goddess is described as supreme, yet Shiva is revered along with Vishnu and Brahma. A goddess is stated to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Parvati the equal complementary partner of Shiva. He is one of the five equivalent deities in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism.

Sri Seetha Rama Swamy

The temple of Sri Sita Rama Swamy varu, as keshatra palakulu. Lord Rama is known as the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rama, the perfect avatar of the Supreme Protector Vishnu, has always been popular among the Hindu deities. Rama is the symbol of courtesy and virtue, a man of values and morals. Ramachandra is Maryada Purushottama, which means the perfect man. Lord Rama is considered to have taken birth on the earth to destroy the evil forces of the age.

Sri Ganapathi Swamy

The son of Shiva and Parvati, Ganesha has an elephantine countenance with a curved trunk and big ears, and a huge pot-bellied body of a human being. He is the Lord of success and destroyer of evils and obstacles. He is also worshiped as the god of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth. In fact, Ganesha is one of the five prime Hindu deities (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Durga being the other four) whose idolatry is glorified as the panchayatana puja.
Ganesha's head symbolizes the Atman or the soul, which is the ultimate supreme reality of human existence, and his human body signifies Maya or the earthly existence of human beings. The elephant head denotes wisdom and its trunk represents Om, the sound symbol of cosmic reality.

Sri Suryanarayana Swamy

The main deity of the Navagrahas or the Nine Planets of Hindu Astrology as well, he is also considered as one of the Navagrahas. Surya Deva, also known as Suraya or Phra Athit, is the main solar deity in Hinduism. He is also commonly referred to as the Sun. Surya is often portrayed as riding a chariot driven by 7 horses or alternatively, by 1 horse with 7 heads. These 7 horses represent the colors of the rainbow and the 7 chakras in the subtle human body as well. Surya is sometimes shown with 2 hands, holding one lotus in each and sometimes with 4 hands, holding a lotus, Sankha (conch), Chakra (discus) and Gada (mace).

Sri Vanadurga Ammavaru

Vana Durga is held in great veneration and Devi is said to be seen even to this day in the nights, going about the holy precincts perpetually guarding the satyanarayana temple premises.

 

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