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KRISHNAVTAR  KSHETRAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Ponnur - Bhavanarayanaswamy Aalayam

This ancient kshetra is very famous for special features more than one. Its ancient name was Swarnapuri, and Ponnur is the popular Telugu name given later. The temple was patronized by Chalukyas. In the aeons gone by, this was the venue for great literary activities carried on by learned sage, and literary luminaries. As it was throbbing with great debates and vidyagoshtis regularly and periodically it was appropriately called Goshtivanam. And it is said that Bhavanarayanaswamy, the archamurti of the famous temple of the same name used to be present physically land presiding over them with unparalleled enthusiasm. And as such he was called Sakshi Bhavanarayana swamy popularly. Moreover, this kshetra was called Chakrapuri also, on account of its resemblance to Chakra - a circular object.  Paramartha kshetra is another celebrated name it bore in the past. The temple is fairly big and possesses all the component parts embellished with fine sculpture. And faces cast. According to local version, it was built in the eleventh century by the feudal lord Nalaparaju ruling from Avuku, and emperor Kulothunga Chola added and beautified it with rare sculpture. The icon is Swayambhu. There are some more temples in its vast campus built for Mother Rajyalakshmi and takshmi Narasimhaswamy. A big saras called Brahmasaias lies in the cast and is held in great reverence due to some legends. Another object of great veneration is the Anjaneyaswamy temple situated right infront of the Mahadwar. The image is of huge dimensions, measuring 37 feet in height. Its immensity is in consonance with the might of this pavanaputra Hanuman demonstrated in the court of Lanka. The annual Kalyanotsav of the lord lasts for 8 days in Vaisakha commencing from the seventh day in the bright fortnight of the month with car festival on the full-moon.

It lies 25 km off Guntur, the district headquarters town of the same name of Andhra Pradesh commanding APSRTC buses from the neighboring towns.

 

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