KALAHASTI is a town in the Chittoor District of Andhra, and it is a Railway
Station on the Renigunta-Gudur section. It has a temple dedicated to Lord Siva, and is
famous throughout Andhra as a sacred place and a place of pilgrimage. This religious
centre, which is situated between two steep hills, called Sripuram and Mummidicholapuram,
is said to have formed part of Seshasaila or Mount Meru, in the ancient days.
The temple and the town are situating in beautiful natural
surroundings. The river Suvarnamukhi flows on one side of the town, which on the other
side is bounded by bills. The temple is a huge and a beautiful one, with magnificent