This lone sandal oil manufacturing small town Kuppam of Andhra Pradesh touching
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu borders on southern and eastern sides is famous for its
Sakti temple lying to the south of railway line. It is but modest in size and
sculptural adornments, but infinitely enormous in its magnetic pull,
particularly on rural and semi literates.
Mother is Balipriya and accepts animal sacrifices on certain days in a year.
Daily worship is conducted with due devotion. The icon of the Mother in sitting
posture faces north and her garbha griha and other mini-shrines are neatly built
and scrupulously maintained in addition to conducting of regular worship. During
the annual festival lakhs of devotees congregate and celebrate various functions
with unusual pomp and splendour. Though mostly mass participate in it lustily,
its glory touches the meridian during then, lasting for tree days. Improvised
stalls and shops spring up and help the devotees in supplying puja materials and
the like Known for easy accessibility, this Mother is fording the people across
the oceans of misery. Hence popularity.
is just a kilometer off the bus stand, accessible by walk, Kuppam is the taluq
head quarters town of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.