little but enchanting town of Chittoor district, lying on the
borders of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka has a fragrant story that is
captivating the hearts of the affluent gay elite in far off
continents like Europe, and America too. Its sandalwood oil
industry, the only one of its kind and the pride of the state with
its quality products catapulted the glory of Andhra Pradesh to a
commendable degree. Moreover, with a wide variety of commercial
crops it is producing, it has become instrumental in spreading
its name in many far off states like Maharashtra etc. Its salubrious
climate and evergreen forests around are some of its special points.
It also houses many places of worship dedicated to all gods of the
Hindu Pantheon, like Vinayaka, Rama, Kaliamma, Siva and the like. Of
the Sivaalayas, the ancient Sivaalaya lying in the old town deserves
mention. Though pretty old, its grip on the theists is decidedly
great. Both young and old throng this temple in the evenings and
mornings. Saivate gods are installed in well-built niches. Saivagama
puja is performed with strict adherence to agamic rules to the
accompaniment of rituals. Periodical festivals too are celebrated on
a grand scale.
lies in the heart of the town and accessible by walk or richshaws,
and Kuppam is on the broad gauge line of Southern Railway between
Madras and Bangalore.