Famous Temples of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is an illustration of the diverse styles of temple building in the Indian subcontinent. The Chalukyan, Dravidian, Nagara and the Orissa idiom are seen in the construction of temples in this southern state. Tirupati is the best known of the temples of Andhra Pradesh, attracting millions of pilgrims throughout the year.

Kanaka Durga Temple

The Kanaka Durga Temple of Vijayawada is one of the most famous temple of Goddess Durga in India,located on hill of Indrakeeladri in Vijayawada on the banks of Krishna River. Kanaka Durga is self-manifested and also mentioned in the sacred texts as Goddess of power and the presiding deity of Vijayawada.

Mallikarjuna Swamy

Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple or Srisailam Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deities Shiva and Parvati, located at Srisailam in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Mallikarjuna Swamy is dedicated to great God Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas shrine of Lord Shiva in India. Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is situated on the flat top of Nallamala Hills in Srisailam,on the banks of the Krishna River.

Mahanandi Temple

Mahanandi is a village located east of the Nallamala Hills near Nandyal, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is surrounded by forests. Within 15 km of Mahanandi, there are nine Nandi shrines known as Nava nandulu. Mahanandi is one of the Nava Nandis. The Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple, an important shrine, is located here. This ancient temple dates back over 1,500 years. The inscriptions of 10th century tablets speak of the temple being repaired and rebuilt several times.

Mahanandishwara Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Siva,located in the district of Kurnool. The Shivalinga of Mahanandi Temple is very unique because it is like a rough uncut rock, with two cavities.

Lepakshi Temple

The Veerabhadra temple of Lepakshi is located in the Anantapur district, famous for its rich fine arts and architectural beauty. Lepakshi temple complex has a granite monolithic Nandi, one of the largest Nandi statue in India.

Veerabhadra temple is a Hindu temple located in Lepakshi, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is dedicated to Virabhadra, a fierce emanation of Lord Shiva. Built in the 16th century, the architectural features of the temple are in the Vijayanagara style with profusion of carvings and paintings at almost every exposed surface of the temple. It is one of the centrally protected monumemts of national importance and is considered one of the most spectacular Vijayanagara temples.

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

Venkateswara Temple is a Hindu temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The Temple is dedicated to Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntham and the Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple. Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.

The temple is run by body Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) which is under direct control of Andhra Pradesh Government. The head of TTD is appointed by Andhra Pradesh Government. The revenue from this shrine is used by Andhra Pradesh government.

Venkateswara Swamy Temple is the world’s richest Hindu temple,situated on the top of the hills at Tirumala in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple.

Yaganti Temple

Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Temple or Yaganti is a temple of Shiva in Kurnool District in the India state of Andhra Pradesh. It was built according to Vaishnavaite traditions.

Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple is famous for its growing statue of Nandi, located in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. Yaganti Temple is one of the few temples patronized by one of the great dynasties of India.

Paritala Anjaneya Temple

Paritala Anjaneya Temple is a temple residing a statue of Bhagavan Hanuman. The status of this statue being the tallest one dedicated to Bhagavan Hanuman in the world has been replaced by another statue located at Manav Bharti University, Solan, with a height of 155 ft and 2 inches. It has also been awarded by the Limca Book of Records. The temple is located in the village of Paritala on NH-9, approximately 30 km from the city of Vijayawada, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The statue was installed in the year 2003 and stands 135 feet (41 metres) tall.

The tallest Lord Hanuman statue outside India is at Carapichaima, Trinidad and Tobago, which is 85 ft tall.

Paritala Anjaneya Temple is famous for the tallest statue of Hanuman in the world, located in the village of Paritala on NH-9 near Vijayawada. The Statue of Lord Hanuman is 135 feet tall (41 metres) and also the tallest statue of Lord Hanuman in India.

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