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Tirupati Temple

The world famous Tirumala Temple is located in the hill town of Tirumala in Tirupati, Chittoor District. Tirupati is famous for Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. It is around 600 km (370 mi) from Hyderabad, 138 km (86 mi) from Chennai and 291 km (181 mi) from Bangalore.

Annavaram Temple

Situated at 72 km from Rajahmundry and 51 km from Kakinada, it is famous for Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy temple at the top of Ratnagiri hills, on thebanks of river Pamba. The shrine is a two-storied structure, the lower one containing the Yantra and upper one housing the vigrahas (idols) of the Lord. Accommodation and transport is easily available. Also available are private restaurants.

Srisailam Temple

Located on a 457 metre high hill is the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy temple (Srisailam temple). It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. It is said that Vrishabha, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva performed penance here. Lord Shiva appeared before him, with his consort Goddess Parvati in the form of Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba. A massive fort, with 6 metre high walls encloses the temple. A cluster of minor shrines within the temple enclosure include the Sahasra Linga, Panchapandava temples and Vata Vriksha. The most appealing feature of this temple is that anyone of any caste and creed can touch the deity and worship here. At Sikharam, the highest of the Srisailam hills, is Sikhareswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and also a beautiful Sri Ganapathi temple. The nearest airport to Srisailam is Hyderabad at a distance of 237 km. The nearest railhead is Nandyal on Guntur-Hubli broad gauge line, at a distance of 158 km. AP. Tourism conducts a package tour from Hyderabad (See center page). Srisailam is well connected by state buses with all important towns in the state.

Ujjaini Mahankali Temple

This temple dedicated Goddess Mahankali, built in 1815 at Secunderabad, has a marble idol of the deity. The centre of the annual Mahankali Jatra (also called Lashkar Bonalu), held every year in July, this temple draws lakhs of devotees during this festival from all over the surrounding towns and villages.

Basara Saraswathi Temple

One among the two temples of this Goddess in India is Basara Saraswathi Temple, other one is in Kashmir. The temple of Basara, the abode of Goddess of Learning, Goddess Saraswathi is the most important and most visited place in Adilabad District. Located on the banks of river Godavari, Basara

Bhadrachalam Temple

located 120 km from Khammam is one of the most sacred shrines in India, situated on the banks of picturesque river Godavari. Bhadrachalam is famous for Sri Seeta Ramachandra Swamy Temple. Legend has it that Lord Rama came down from the heavens to bless his devotee sage Bhadra. Lord Rama assured him that he would reside in this place to bless all his devotees. As such this place is known as Bhadrachalam after sage Bhadra.

Thousand Pillars Temple

Perched elegantly on the slopes of the hills at Hanamkonda, the thousand pillars temple is fine specimen of Kakatiya Architecture and sculpture. Built by Rudra Deva in 1163 AD in the Chalunkan style, the star-shaped, triple shrine temple is dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The temple is notable for its richly carved pillars, preformatted screens and exquisite icons, specially impressive are the rock cut elephants and the Nandi. The Thousand Pillar Temple is located in the city of Hanamakonda. Hanumakonda is situated between Kazipet and Warangal. It is located 140 kilometres north east of state capital, Hyderabad.

Ramappa Temple

Ramappa Temple also known as the Ramalingeswara temple, is located 77 km from Warangal, the ancient capital of the Kakatiya dynasty, 157 km fromHyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. It lies in a valley at Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal, in erstwhile Mulug Taluq of Warangal district, a tiny village long past its days of glory in the 13th and 14th centuries. The medieval Deccan Ramappa Temple dating back to 1213 AD, built by the 7th Kakatiya king Rudra Senani, is the right choice for architectural lovers with a panoramic view of scenic beauty. Situated at Palamet village 64 kms from Warangal, the Temple has several idols in dancing postures. It documents the glory and grandeur of the Kakatiya kingdom with rich intricate culture on walls. The pillars, ceilings brackets and ceilings will captivate you. The main attraction of this temple are the floating bricks and a warrior queen.

Yadagirigutta

The Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple of Yadagirigutta located 13 km from Bhongir & 64 km from Hyderabad, that is situated majestically atop the Ralgiri hill, is a famous pilgrim center. According to a legend a prince by the name Yadava, a devout follower of Lord Vishnu craved for His darshan (divine appearance). To attain this, he did a penance on this hill and the Lord granted him darshan. Yadav pleaded that the Lord live here permanently on the hill, thus the hill got its name Yadgiri. The sanctum sanctorum is nestled inside a cave, formed under a huge rock. It is said that the Lord fulfills all wishes and even incurable diseases get cured if the devotees worships the Lord here for forty days with unflinching faith .

Sanghi Temple

This beautiful temple is located in Sanghi Nagar, about 25 km from Hyderabad. The 15 feet Raja Gopuram can be seen from several kilometers away. This beautiful temple complex atop the hillock Paramanand Giri beckons the faithful devotees who seek God's infinite blessings. The aura of divinity and the verdant slope around the temple complex is panoramic and breathtaking. This temple has shrines of several Hindu Gods, with Lord Venkateswara being the presiding deity, in the sanctum sanctorum at the centre of the complex. The idol is 9.5 feet tall and resembles the deity at Tirumala. There is a special garden where all the exotic flowers, for daily rituals of the Gods, are grown. Cultural Film shows are presented on all weekends in the afternoon. Timings of Sanghi Temple 08.00 a.m. to 08.00 p.m.,break b/w 1pm to 4pm on all days except notified public holidays.

Dharmapuri temple

Dharmapuri attained religious importance owing to the existence of the shrine dedicated to Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Siva With Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka and Sapitha Mathrukas carved on a single slab of stone and Mahishasuramardhani, the sixty pillared temple, Mahalakshmi temple, Akkapalle Rajanna. An over five hundred year old Sri Sita Rama Swami temple are the other temples of importance that heighten the sanctity of this The Ramalingeswara Temple which is of about 1000 years old, is in the proximity of the Narsimha Swamy Temple. It is said among local inhabitants that the Shiv Lingam installed in this temple was installed by Lord Rama during his exile and on way to Lanka in search of Sitha Maatha. Dharmapuri is situated at a distance of about 28

Umamaheshwaram Temple

Umamaheshwaram is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. It is located in picturesque Nallamala forest range - around 100 kilometers away from Hyderabad on the Hyderabad-Srisailam highway. Umamaheshwaram is Northern gateway of Srisailam-one of the jyotirlingas. It is mentioned in many Vedas that visit to Srisailam sans Umamaheswaram is incomplete. It is atop the hill properly covered by huge trees. Hill ranges shields the temple with a 500 metres stretch to PapaNasanam. So all through the day hardly any sun light falls on this stretch of 500 meters atop the hill. Thus maintaining the temperature below normal all through the year. This is the reason it is popularly known as Poor man

Kadiri Lakshminarayana Swamy

Kadiri Lakshminarayana Swamy Temple Located to the west of the town, Kadiri is a popular place of pilgrimage attracting many devotees. The epics say that 'Narashimha Swami' is one of the ten avataras of Lord Vishnu. This Vishnu temple appears to have been constructed by one 'Ranganayudu', a Palegar of Patharlapattanam. Several scenes from 'Ramayana' are painted on the ceiling of the 'Rangamantapa' and several frescos on that of the Lakshmi mantapa depicting scenes from the 'Bhagavata'. Unfortunately the murals have lost their freshness and are fading. Many inscriptions on the temple mostly mention the gifts given by kings to the temple. The legendary significance of this sacred shrine dates back to Trethayuga, and according to local version, the presiding deity - Narasimhaswami in His terrific aspect - 'Vugrarupa' chose to settle down here after killing Hiranyakasyapa.

Lepakshi Temple

Lepakshi Temple It is the most important place in the Anantapur District from the historical and archaeological point of view. The Skandhapuranam refers to Lepakshi as one of the 108 Saiva temples in India . Sri Virupanna, who worked as a Treasury Officer of Penukonda Fort of Vijayanagara Empire, took up the construction of the Lord Veerabhadhra Temple at Lepakshi in the 16th-century. One can find the late Vijayanagara style of architecture in the vestiges of Lepakshi. Built in 1530 AD, it is famous for a huge 100-pillared dance hall, adorned with exquisite sculptures. One can see a life-size granite sculpture of Veerabhadra, a giant monolith of Nandi as well as carvings of Naga linga, flying Gandharvas, Ganesha etc. Special pujas are conducted every Monday. The 10-day Asvayuja Masam Festival celebrated in February is when devotees from far and wide join the celebrations. From the centre of the mantapa emerges a dome, twenty-one feet high, like a great lotus of heaven. In this huge mandapa, the ceiling is divided into different panels by beams that are painted with some of the most exquisite murals of the Deccan. Lepakshi is situated at a distance of 110 km from Ananthapur. Lepakshi is well connected by road with frequent bus and private transport facilities from Hindupur at the distance of 15 KM. The nearest railhead is at Hindupur.

Penna Ahobilam Temple

Penna Ahobilam Temple This Temple is located amidst lush greenery, on the banks of a rivulet of Pennar. Myth has it that this temple was built on the footprint of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy measuring 5 feet 3 inches. And it is said that another footprint of the Lord is at the Ahobilam temple in Kurnool district. According to the sources available, Most of the people visit this place to perform marriage ceremonies of their children and relatives. A grand car festival is conducted in the month of April. Located at a distance of 12kms, from Uravakonda and 36kms, from Anantapur, it is well-linked by road with frequent bus service

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