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- DODDESWARASWAMY AALAYAM
village Hemavathy has the unique honour of having four famous
Sivaalayas built and patronised by Pallavas, and the sculptural
adornments made by Nolamba artists of great fame. Among the four
Siddheswara, Virupaksheswara, Malleswara and Doddeswara Aalayams,
the last one is very famous and enshrines a six-foot-high Sivalinga.
The walls are adorned with masterly sculptured images, narrating
many episodes from the epics. Lord Siva reveals in his yoga posture
in the Siddheswara Aalayam. All are visit worthy and were built in
the eighth century.
lies 35 Km off Madakasira of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh
enjoying bus and train facilities.