Kuruvapur is a famous place of Lord Dattatreya. It is situated in the state of Karnataka In India.The first incarnation of Lord Dattatreya in kaliyuga is Sripada Vallabha. The birth place of Sripada vallabha is Pithapuram which is situated in Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He was taken his birth in the family of Appalaraju Sarma and Sumathi. He has performed penance at about 35 years for Gnana, Viragya siddhi atKuravapur and closed his avathara On Ashweeja bahula dwadasi (Hastha star) in Krishna river of Kuravapur .
The day is known as “GURU DWADASI”. But till today he is in sukshma rupa there and giving indirect darshan to the devotees who are having full faith on him. This place Is termed as Gurudweepa in Scanda purana. Scanda purana explained that 28000 yogis and siddhis of Himalayas were visited this place and had darshan of lord Dattatreya. This place was named as Kuruvalaya in the days of Nizam government Period. The place is completely surrounded by Krishna river and is called as Dweepa. Tembe swamy majaraj (Sri Vasudevananda saraswathy) performed “Chaturmasya vratha” here in the year of 1911.The disciples of Tembe swamy Sri Rangaavadhootha, Gunavani maharaj were also performed penance here.
Important places to visit at Kuruvapur :
Sripada vallabha paduka mandir, 1000 years vata vriksha, The cave whereTembe swamy maharaj performed penance, oudumbar vriksha, Sreepada mudras on otherside of the river, Datta mandir at Sri Vithal Baba ashram.
Important festivals performing at Kuruvapur :
Sreepada vallbha jayanthi (Bhadrapada suddah chavithi), Gurudwadasi (the day of anthardhan of Sri Padavallabha- ashweeja bahula dwadasi), Datta jayanthi (margashira shudha thrayodashi to margasira bahula paadyami- triratrostavam) and Sri nrushimha saraswathy swamy aaradhana ( the day of anthardhaan of second incarnation of lord dattatreya).
Conveyance and Route to Kuruvapur :
This is about 30 kms distance from the district head quarter Raichur of Karnataka. There is bus facility from Raichur to Aathkur which is 1.5 hours journey. From Aathkur to Kuruvapur, every Person has to travel in Krishna river for 20 minutes in small boats or “butti”. (charge around 15 to 20 rupees).
TheconnectionConveyance facility is available for each bus reaching Aathkur. The buses which go to Atkur village are from Raichur at 7:30AM, 10:30AM, 13:30PM, 16:00PM. Only the 13:30PM bus ends at Atkur, the other buses end at the banks of Krishna from where one can get the boats to cross Krishna river and go to Kuravpur.
Trains from Mumbai (CST) to Raichur are Coimbatore, Chennai, Udyan Express and Madras Mail.From Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Raichur and from Vijayawada, Vijayawada to Guntakal and Guntakal to Raichur trains are available.
Second route to Kuruvapur :
This is about 2.50 hours journey from the district headquarter Mahaboobnagar of Andhra pradesh. Mahaboobnagar is about 2.50 hours journey from state capital Hyderabad . The persons can catch direct buses from Hyderabad to Raichur and have to get down at Makthal. From Makthal to Kurugadda (kuravapur) autos and jeeps Are available. The devotees have to engage an auto or jeep to reach Krishna river. From there also buttis and small boats are available to reach temple.
Accomodation at Kuruvapur :
No lodging and boarding facilities are available at Kuruvapur. It is better to reach in the morning hours and should return in the evening by 5.00 p.m. Food packets, snacks, tiffins etc., have to carry before reaching Kuruvapur. If at all want to stay at nights, the Pujaris of temple will arrange food (with prior intimation after reaching there) For amount and have to sleep in the premises of the mandir.
Daily pujas at mandir:
Daily abhisheka will be performed to Swamy paadukas and paaduka darshan will be available upto 9.00 a.m.only. After completion of abhisheka the paadukas will be covered with flowers and clothes. Pallaki utsav willbe performed on every thursady at night hours in the temple premises only.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh is going to construct “JOORALA PROJECT” which is aboutOnly a distance of 10 kms from Kuravapur. The people who are staying in the sorrounding area are telling that the Kurvapur Kshetra will be merge with water of the expected project. So it is the time for every one of us to pray lord dattatreya not to Give any effect on the powerful kshetra Kurvapur with the effect of the proposed project.
It is a powerful place of lord dattatreya and visit swamy paadukas, have the blessings of lorddattatreya.
:Sree dattanugraha praapthirasthu :