Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple

Located on the banks of the Penna River, about a kilometer away, has an equally impressive abundance of sculptures.

Overview

The gopurams to the north and south of the temple, although incomplete are regarded as one of the finest architectural legacies of the Vijayanagara Empire because of the precision and finesse with which sculptures have been etched on them.

Legend has it that the temples were built by two brothers in a single day. However, while the former was completed in the short span, Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple was only half-built.

Photography and videography are allowed in both of the temples, though not inside the sanctum.

 

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How to Reach

Bengaluru is the nearest airport to Tadipatri which is 218 km away. 

There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Tadipatri.

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple in Tadipatri is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.

Best time to visit

  1. jan

  2. feb

  3. mar

  4. apr

  5. may

  6. jun

  7. jul

  8. aug

  9. sep

  10. oct

  11. nov

  12. dec

Timings: 6.00 am -10.00 am & 4.00 pm-8.00 pm

"One can pay a visit to this temple at any time of the year. However, the best time is during the celebration of the festivals".

 

Highlights

Chintala Venkat ramana Swamy Temple-Built with black granite stone, is known for its massive gopuram, which has a plethora of engravings at its base. 

Kadiri Laxmi Narashimha Swamy Temple-Most of the inscriptions on the shrine's walls date back to the Vijayanagara Era and are in Telugu in this temple.

Thimmamma Marrimanu-A canopy measuring over 25,000sq m and about 1,200 prop roots, Thimmamma Marrimanu is a natural marvel that is touted as the largest banyan tree in the world.

Lepakshi-The monolithic Nandi, said to be the largest in the world.

Hemavathi-Historic village of Hemavathi is home to a remarkable group of temples built in the 8-10th centuries under the reign of the Nolamba Dynasty.

Gooty Fort-The fort at Gooty is one of the most impressive citadels in Andhra Pradesh.

Dharmavaram-The hand loom silk and cotton sarees of Dharmavaram are famous not only in Andhra Pradesh, but across the country.

Penna Ahobilam-On the banks of the Pennar River stands tall a temple dedicated to Laxmi Narasimha Swamy.

Ratnagiri Fort-Close to the Karnataka border, stands the mighty Ratnagiri Fort, which stretches across two hill locks.

 

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