Pasupataastram Temple

Pasupataastram Temple is one of the pilgrim sites that are frequently visited by the tourists who visit the city of Vijayawada. The temple recounts the legendary story of the epic hero Arjuna who obtained the infallible weapon of the Pasupataastram from Lord Shiva.

The legend of the Pasupataastram recounts the encounter between Lord Shiva and the Pandava prince, Arjuna. Lord Shiva appeared before the prince Arjuna in the guise of a hunter and engaged in a quarrel over a wild boar. Soon they engaged in a furious combat, where prince Arjuna lost all his arms to the hunter. Although defeated, Arjuna did not forfeit the challenge. Impressed by the bravery of the prince, Lord Shiva blessed him and awarded him the weapon Pasupataastram.

The Pasupataastram Temple is one of the primary travel attractions in Vijayawada. The legend of Lord Shiva and Arjuna, is recounted in the inscriptions inlaid on stone in the Vijayeswara Temple. The celebrated combat is said to have occurred on the Indrakila Hill that is commonly associated with the legend. The legend is also an occasion of celebration in Tiruvetkalam near Chidambaram in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Last Updated on: 9/05/2013



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