one of the highly advanced and most flourishing towns in the
district of Cuddapah of Andhra Pradesh, boasts of two grand Siva
temples of great antiquity. This major town is making spectacular
progress in the fields of commerce, religion and literature , as
evidenced by enviable trade connections it has with major
metropolitan cities of India, and enshrining ancient temples,
besides being the birth place of some famous poets. The
Kanyakaparameswari temple with its imposing dimensions and grand
architectural adornments has won laurels to the spiritual glory of
the country. The lavish expenditure on a wide variety of devotional
programmes it has been carrying on, mirrors its great contribution
to the furtherance of theism. The very same community is extending
its support to the performance of Saivagamic spiritual activities of
the Sivaalayas of the town.
two Sivaalayas are situated, strangely enough in posh localities,
one in the old town, amidst good old buildings and business
establishments, and the other in the
upcoming modern locality called Light Palem. They contain all the
worshipful Saivate gods in beautifully built niches. People visit in
thousands both in mornings and evenings. The periodical festivals
like Sivaratri are conducted on grand scale deserving emulation.
lie in the old town and new town and are accessible by train upto
Yarraguntla on the broad gauge line of Southern Railway,, and from
four wheelers from there.