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Introduction
Bhagwan Shri Dattatrayas Kaliyuga's first incarnation is SHRIPAD SHRIVALLABH. His place of birth is PITHAPURAM (East Godavari). His working land (Karma Bhumi) & TAPSYA BHUMI is Shrikshetra Kuravpur, Dist. Raichur (Karnataka). His work and greatness is described in Dattatraya's Holy Book GURUCHARITRA in its Chapter No. 5 to 10. SHRIPAD SHRIVALLABH, himself lord incarnation staying there for upliftment of people and his behaviour made Shrikshetra Kuravpur a sacred land and holy place. The person who is fortunate enough to visit the land and take darshan will experience the calmness. It will be great experience of its kind in his life.

Importance of Kshetra
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 at Kuravapur and closed his avathara On Ashweeja bahula dwadasi (Hastha star) in Krishna river of Kuravapur . The day is known as “GURUDWADASI”. 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.
 

Information of Kuravpur

SHRIKSHETRA KURAVPUR is in Karnataka State, Dist. Raichur. It is situated on the Banks of Krishna River, 25 Km from Raichur. It is an island surrounded by holy waters of rivers Krishna. SHRIKSHETRA KURAVPUR is also known as KURGUDDI. This holy land is donated by a Rajak devotee. Since it is donated to temple priest, it is called AGRAHAR Temple is built as per Hemad Pandit Style. Old Banyan Tree, Audumbar, Gaytri Suryodasana and Cave where his holyness Sripad Srivallabh has done Dhyna. Now the cave has been refurnished and Nirgun Paduka (Foot Print) are kept for Darshan. Nagarkhana has been built by SHRI TUKDOJI HOLKAR. PARAMPUJYA VASUVANANDA SARASWATI MAHARAJ came to this place in 1911 (Vaishakh Shukla 6.) Maharaj did his 21st Chaturmas during his stay. A scorpion bite him when he missed his daily stostra offering prayers to shripad Shrivallabh is also one of the attractions. Mandir Utsav and religious rites performed here are a legacy of Parampujya Vasusanand Sarawati Maharaj. Parampujya Shridhar Swami has also stayed here. In the recent times Dattasam ptradayees Parampugya Gulavani Maharaj, Rangavdhut Maharaj, Nana Maharaj Taranekar, Mama Deshpande have done the Tapasya at this holy place. Recent period Datt Bhakta Also completed the construction work in Puratan Vatvruksha & also Audumbaras. Construction work of Shivaling and caves narrow point, part rooms also constructed for "Sadhakas". P.P. Vasudevanand Saraswati Dharamsala is also constructed. Shridhar Bhavan constructed work is completed.

   
   

Important places to visit at Kuruvapur : Sripada vallabha paduka mandir, 1000 years vata vriksha, The cave where Tembe swamy maharaj performed penance, oudumbar vriksha, Sreepada mudras on otherside of the river, Datta mandir at Sri Vithal Baba ashram.

Festivals & Daily programmes at Shrikshetra Kuravpur

At Shrikshetra various festivals are celebrated which are as follows:-

  • Shripad Vallabh Jayanti - Bhadrapada Shukla 4
  • GuruDwadashi - Ashwin Vadya  12
  • Dattajayanti Margshirsha - Yadaya Shu  13 to Vadya 2
  • Maha Shivratra
  • Maghuvadya Pratipada / Shri Gurupratipada.

Daily Programme

  • Early Morning 4.30 Kakad Aarti
  • Early Morning 5 to Noon 12 Puja 1 Abhishek, Noon Mahaprasad
  • Evening : Palkhi & Shejarati.
   
   

Destination Kuravpur

SHRIKSHETRA KURAVPUR is in Karnataka State, Dist.Raichur. It is situated on the Banks of Krishna River, 25 Km from Raichur. Once can reach kuravpur by train or road.

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).The connection Conveyance facility is available for each bus reaching Aathkur.

Second route: 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.

Railway
Raichur Station is the Nearest Destination. To get down at Raichur Station then go to Bus stand. From bus stand go to Atakur at 7.30 morning & 11 am. only two bus is available From Village we have to go from bullock cart, boat and sand (walking) we come to Kuravpur Temple. Following are some important trains coming to Raichur.
6011 CST Madras 14.00pm
1081 Kanyakumari 3.35pm
2163 Chennai Express 8.20pm

Note: Please confirm before traveling for proper train timings.

For Travel assiatance (Taxi,Bus transport) from Raichur Station please contact Mr.Manohar Kamlakar 09845303388.

Accommodation at Kuruvapur : There are some limited accomodations available for devotees to stay. Around 10 rooms are available to stay without any mjor facilities. For bookings please contact in advance so accomodation facility as well as food facilities would be arranged. Please note that there is no such modern amenties for staying there as some accomodations are in caves.

For bookings and other details please conact Mr. Ravindra Bhatt(Poojari). 09972559818

Contact Information

Mandir Chief Pujari:
Ravindra Bhat: 09342711640
Vasudeo Bhatt : 09740313828
Manjunath V  Pujari Tel : 09448568183

Mr.Nandu Joshi (Mumbai)        09819259342

Address

Shrikshetra, Kuravpur, Somgunj Dist, Raichur, Karnataka - 584102.
 
 
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