on the bank of Pinakini river, this ancient Sivaalayam has many
uniques to its credit. Two plus points gave it the present name -
one, there is a spring underneath the Sivalinga, and as such, it
goes by the name of Bugga; and another, it was built by Ramalinga
Naidu, a ruler of great fame, so the temple bears the name of Bugga
Ramalingeswaraswamy, indicating there by its uniqueness and
justifies its name too. Another opinion is that, it was built with
deep black stone looking like coal; so it was named Boggu
Ramalingeswara Aalayam which later came to be known as Bugga
Ramalingeswaraswamy temple. Whatever be the origin, it is a big
temple with all the parts, built on a grand scale making provision
for all the adorale deities, like Mother Parvathi, Vinayaka etc. in
addition to a shrine for Sri Rama. And on account of the abundant
growth of Palymrah trees here, it was called Tativanam in the past.
Beautiful carvings depicting Sivalilas are adorning the walls.
lies 55 km off Guntakal, a famous railway junction in the Anantapur
district of Andhra Pradesh.