Sri Anagha Datta Kshetram Pithapuram
About Sri Anagha Datta Kshetram
Shripad Shri Vallabha (c. 1320-1350 CE) lived in Pithapuram, a town in present-day Andhra Pradesh state of India and was revered as a famous saint. Born around 1320 to Sumathi on Ganesh Chaturdi as the third son of Aappalaraja Sharma and Sumati, he is considered as first avatars of the deity Shri Dattatreya in Kaliyuga. It would indeed be a great error on our part as humans to consider him as a normal human being.
The legends give us insight into his avatar secrets. Legends say that Dattatreya himself disguised as a Bhikshuk and went to ask for alms. But during that time, the Appalaraja Sharma family was preparing for the yearly ceremony to pay homage to the departed souls. As tradition prevails, the wife preferentially gave food to the Bhikshuk before offering it to the Brahmins as every person asking for alms is believed to be the form of none other than Lord Vishnu himself. Dattatraya was very happy and asked the wife for a boon to which she replied that she wanted her son to be as knowledgeable as Dattaatreya himself. She was granted the boon. The child was Omniscient & Omnipotent and had all the knowledge since birth, thus not requiring any formal education.when he became of the age suitable for marriage, he declared that he is married to Vairagya stree, meaning dispassion and woman and hence the name "Shripada ShriVallabha". Leaving his home and all the material wealth and wordly pleasures behind him he went to Kashi-pilgrimage. He then proceeded to Badrikedar ,Gokarna Mahabaleshwar and then to Shri Shaila Mountain (Sri Sailam) after which, he spent most of his later life staying in Kuravpur (Kuravapura) .
People believe that he is capable of relieving his devotees of all miseries, pains and worries. Even though his body was no more (around 1350) he still dwells in the hearts of the devotees and even today people believe that Shripad Shrivallabh manifests himself into various forms and aids the worried people.
By Air: Air transport connects Hyderabad to some of major cities in India by air. Several international flights also serve this sector. Some prominent global cities are Malaysia, Frankfurt, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Recently, a new and better equipped airport has been constructed, and it is now operational since mid-2008. For local trips and sight seeing, taxis and auto-rickshaws are also available. Vijayawada, Tirupati and Vishakapatnam, are some main airports operational in this state.
By Rail: Secundarabad, Nampally or Hyderabad, and Kacheguda are three main railway stations in this state. Main railway station from where trains to various main cities and towns of India are connected is Secundarabad. Booking counters of Indian Railways are available at all main stations. There are many service points from where online bookings can be done. A broad railway network is also in place. Major trains pass through Andhra Pradesh and makes a stoppage within state; hence ensuring connectivity with the rest of India.
By Road: State Government Undertaking run inter-state and intra-state bus services in Andhra Pradesh. This undertaking is referred to as the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). Various categories of buses that run in the state are luxury, semi-luxury, Super-deluxe and Deluxe buses between main cities and towns of this state.
- Mayuri hill resort.
- Haritha hotel.
- Manasa inn.
- Borra caves.
- Tirumala temple.
- INS submarine Museum.
- Kailasa giri.