Sri Kurmam

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Sri Kurmam
శ్రీ కూర్మం
Village
Sri Kurmam Temple view
Sri Kurmam Temple view
Sri Kurmam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Sri Kurmam
Sri Kurmam
Sri Kurmam is located in India
Sri Kurmam
Sri Kurmam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°10′N 84°06′E / 18.16°N 84.1°E / 18.16; 84.1Coordinates: 18°10′N 84°06′E / 18.16°N 84.1°E / 18.16; 84.1
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Srikakulam
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 532 404

Sri Kurmam is a village near Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located approximately 13 km east of Srikakulam town near the sea. It is in the Gara mandal of Srikakulam district.

Geography[edit]

Sri Kurmam is located at a latitude of 18° 16' N, a longitude of 84° 1' E and an altitude of 17 meters (59 feet).[1] This location puts the temple about 3 km from the Bay of Bengal.

The temple[edit]

Mandapam at Srikurmam Temple

According to inscriptions in the temple dated 1281 AD, the holy place of Kürmakshetra was reestablished by Sri Ramanujacharya under the influence of Jagannatha Deva at Jagannatha Puri. Later the temple came under the jurisdiction of the king of Vijayanagara. The temple is dedicated to Sri Kurmanatha, the second avatar of Lord Vishnu, Kurma Avatar.

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