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Andhra Pradesh Temples

 
 

KolanpukaKolanpuka

This temple is famous as the jain temple of Mahavira , 2000 years old, having 1.5 meters high image of Mahavira.Kolanupaka became the second capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas in the 11th century. The memorial stones have been preserved well for the last thousand years by the people. Besides the famous Jain temple, you can also find here the Shri Veeranarayana temple and the Shri Someshwara temple and the Kolanupaka site museum.

 
 

Bhadrachalam TempleBhadrachalam Temple

This pilgrim centre is known for the temple of Sita Ramachandra. The Godavari river flows here quietly but gracefully. The uniqueness of the temple is that the idol of Lord Rama has a bow in one hand along with Shanku and Chakra, amalgamation of two avatars - Vishnu and Rama. 

Timings: Open from 5:30 am till 12:00 in the noon and reopens  at 4:00 in the evening and again closed at 8:00 pm.

How To Reach:

By Air : 241 km from Vijayawada.

By Rail : 40 km from Ramchandra Road.

 
 

Dwaraka Tirumala Temple

The temple was constructed the Myalavaram Zamindars between the years 1877 and 1902.This pilgrimage centre is called  Dwaraka Tirumala after the great saint, "Dwaraka" who located the self manifested idol of Lord Sri Venkateswara.

Timings: Open from 5:30 am till 12:00 in the noon reopens  at 4:00 pm and again get closed at 8:00 pm.

 
 

Kanaka DurgaKanaka Durga

This is the  temple of Sri Kanaka Durga situated   on the indrakila hill which attracts lots of  visitors. It is said that Adi Sankara visited this temple and installed Sri Chakra. Goddess Durga killed the demon Durgam on the request of the other Gods,. At that time she has been described as in the golden color. So the Gods called her as Kanaka Durga. Chanting of mantras and devotional music euphonies the air in the mornings creating a serene atmosphere.

Timings:  From 5:30 in the morning till 12:00 in the noon and reopens in the evening at 4:00 and get closed again at 8:00 pm.

 

Kalahasti Kalahasti

This famous temple in Kalahasti, kalahasteswara worshipped as a Vayu Lingam. Enshrines the Vayu Lingam - representing the element wind - of the five elements of Agni, Vaayu, Aakasam, Jalam and Prithvi. Shri Kalahasti Temple is also famous for performing Sarpadosha (RahuKetu) Nivaarana Pooja.

How To Reach

By Air: 27 km from Tirupati.

By Road: 27km from Tirupati.

 

Mantralayam TempleMantralayam Temple

This is the "jeevan samadhi of Mantralyam Saint Raghavendraswamy. A large number of followers and devotees of all religious sects throng this little town located on the banks of river Tungabhadra all through the year. A temple has been constructed at the spot where he performed penance known as the Panchamukhi Anjaneyaswamy temple.

Timings: Open from 5:30 am till 12:00 in the noon and reopens  at 4:00 pm and again closed at  8:00 pm

 

Malleshwar Temple Malleshwar Temple

Shri Malleshwar Swami, with his consort, Shri Bramaramba are the main deities of the temple at Sivalayam, in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The temple was constructed in the 10th century, in the Dwapar Yuga, the time contemporary to Lord Krishna. The lingam was installed by the Sri Yudhistra, the eldest of the Five Pandavas. The Dasara festival in the month of October is celebrated in a grand manner. The Sivarathri night is also celebrated with the same fervor. 
Timings: Open from 5:30 am till 12:00 in the noon
and reopens  at 4:00 p.m and get closed again by 8:00 pm.

 

Narasimha TempleNarasimha Temple

This is located at a distance of 74 km from Nandyal and 360 km from Hyderabad . It is an important pilgrim centre having nine forms of Lord Narsimham .The lower Ahobilam temple is built in the Vijayanagar style and as one treks up the hill It is considered sacred because Lord Vishnu appeared as Narasimha at this spot to kill Hiranaya Kashipu.  Ahobilam is also the seat of the Ahobala Matt. Cuddapah is another access point to Ahobilam.

Timings: Open from 5:30 am  till 12:00 in the noon and reopens in the evening at 4:00 pm and again closed at 8:00 pm.

 

Puttaraathi

Prasanthi Milayam, the main ashram of Shri Sathya Sai Baba , is in Puttaparthi. Sai Baba's followers are predominantly Indian but he also has many western devotees, among them the founder of the Hard Rock Cafe franchise. Known as the Adobe of highest Peacethe ashram is spacious and beautiful with good food and accommodation- at least when the numbers aren't overwhelming. Sai Baba spends most of the year here but sometimes moves to Whitefields Ashram near Banglore in neighbouring Karnatka or Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu during the hot, dry season.

 
 

Simhachalam Simhachalam

Simhachalam 16 kms Eleventh Century temple dedicated to Lord Varaha narasimha. It has been hailed as the most famous and the best sculptured shrine. Simhachalam, also called Simhagiri, is about ten miles to the north of Visakhapatnam

 

Tirupati

Tirupati Tirupati, at the foothills of tirumala, is the abode of the Lord Venkateswara one of the most venerated shrines in India. One of the oldest temples, it was patronised by Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas and Vijayanagara kings. This place is also mentioned is the Sastras, puranas and the Sthalamahattyas. The range of the Tirumala hills, according to the Puranas, srisailam. To reach Srisailam it take around five hours from Hyderabad is a silent valley. Situated in the middle of thick forest and dense hills,. the place is good for a short holiday. The Srisailam temple is also the seat of Mahakali in the form of Bhramaramba. It is said the Vrishabha, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva performed penance here.

 

Yadagiri Gutta Temple Yadagiri Gutta Temple

Yadagiri Gutta enshrines Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami as the central deity. The annual Brahma utsavam are conducted with great extravagance and care. The temple fair is usually held in the month of March – April. 

 

Timings: Open from 5:30 am till 12:00 in the noon and reopens at 4:00 pm and again get closed at 8:00 pm

How To Reach
 

By Air : 70 km from Hyderabad.

By Rail: 4 km from Rajgir.

 

Satyanarayana Temple

This temple dedicated to Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swami is built atop the Ratnagiri hills. Satyanarayana puja is performed in the shrine by thousands of devotees round the year.  The name of the Goddess is Ananta- lakshmi Satyavathi AmmavaruIt is considered the second Tirupati. The temple is built to resemble a chariot and it attracts the various tourists.

 

Timings: Open from 5:30 am till 12:00 in the noon and reopens  at 4:00 pm and again get closed at 8:00 pm.

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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