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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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KALAHASTI

Next, the Vijayanagar rulers developed the Mantapams inside the temple and, from an inscription of Krishandevaraya, we find that be built in 1516 A.D. the Hundred Pillared Mantapam and the Galigopuram, which are facing west t o east. Sri Achutaraya, of the Vijayanagar dynasty, got his coronation performed in the presence of Lord Kalahastiswara in 1529 A.D., before he finally  celebrated it for the third and last time at Vijayanagar, his capital City. Finally, the Natukottai Chettiars of Devakottai who are famous for their charity gave the final shape to the temple in 1912 at a cost of nearly nine lakes of rupees.

The main entrance of the temple begins from Bikshala Galigopuram. Close to this and facing the east, is a temple dedicated to Kasi Viswanath Swami and Annapurna. Passing this we enter the temple Prakara called Bala Gnana-nanda Gopuram. Next to this is the temple of Patala Ganapati. There are two wells called Surya Pushkarani and Chandra Pushkarani and adjacent to these Pushkaranis is a Suryanarayana temple. Close to the western gate there is a temple of Subrahmanyaswami and also of Sadyomukti Ganapati. The Krishandevaraya Mantapa, the Jalakoti Mantapa, the Palagar Mantapa etc. are all situated closes by. Adjacent to these on the southern side, there is a pathway which leads to the Bharadwaja Ashram, Kannappa Hill and the Manikarnika temple.

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