[an error occurred while processing this directive]
- KAPILATHIRTHA SIVALAYAM
lone cave Siva temple lying at the foot of Seven Hills near Alipiri
- the extreme north end of Tirupathi town has a great spiritual
significance. It stands chanting Sivanama perpetually, despite
saturated and pervaded by the mystic ringing notes of `Govinda',
emanating round the clock from the devotion-soaked throats of
bhaktas, visiting the holiest of holies. The enchanting
two-foot-high black granite Sivalinga bedecked with diamond studded
triple lines on the forehead wring veneration at the first sight and
bends heads in veneration unknown to the bhaktas standing in front.
That sight is a feast to the eyes and haunts the minds hours after
seeing. The sight of the idol of Mother. Parvathi in standing
posture installed in a small shrine next also lifts the soul and
fills the eyes with divinity.