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Temples & Legends of Andhra pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
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ALAMPUR

The main entrance of the Brahma temple, which is at the extreme north end, has excellent sculptures carved on it.

The story of a deer hunt mentioned in the sthala- purana is carved here. The hunter is represented as shooting an arrow at the deer.

In another, he is shown as representing in respectful attitude, some thing to the king. Just below this, there is another panel in which the king is shown as feeding the deer.

In the panels facing the temple, the figures of the Gods and the linga have been carved.  The architecture of the temples of Alampur is interesting from more points than one.

The form of their towers shows distinct influence of the north, while the inner plan is characteristic of the rock-cut temples of Western India.

The shrines, although situated on the border of the Dravidian country, have little in common with the architecture of that place.

On the other hand, their sculptures and decoration are often reminiscent of the classical grace of the Gupta art.

This style, apparently owing to the growing influence of the style of the South, did not find many acceptances, for in the medieval (Chalukya)   temples of the Deccan, the spire shows the distinct influence of the storied gopuram of the South.

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