A miracle was witnessed at the Suryanarayana Swamy temple at Arasavalli, located near Srikakulam this morning. Sun rays fell on the feet of the main deity at 6 O’ clock in the morning on Tuesday (2 Oct 2018). Devotees who were at the temple that time were the lucky few ones to have witnessed this divine and surreal proceeding. Sun rays fell on the Dhwajasthambam through the ‘Gopuram’ and touched the deity’s feet. The incident took place after three years and lasted for seven minutes.
This was the first time in the past 3 years because the clouds were coming in the way previously and not allowing the sun rays to reach the feet of the Sun God. The temple was engineered in a way that Sun rays fall on the feet of the deity twice a year, in March and October, even with the five entrance gates closed.
As per the temple sources of Arasavalli, this phenomenon usually occurs on 9th,10th in March when the Sun moves from ‘Uttarayanam’ to ‘Dakshinayanam’. This happens again on 1st,2nd in October when the Sun moves to ‘Uttarayanam’. The priests at the temple offered special prayers to the presiding deity on the occasion.