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KRISHNAVTAR  KSHETRAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Gangapur - Channakesavaswamy Aalayam


This famous Hari-Hara kshetra is quite ancient and was called variously in the past, like Mallikesavapuram due to the fact of possessing two temples dedicated to Mallikaijunaswamy and Channake savaswamy, and Gangapuram on account of the restoration of the glory of the place by Mother Gangamma, the village goddess during the reign of Kakatiya Kings. The architectural pattern bears close semblance to the Kalyana Chalukya art and it is masterly done inviting ardent attention both by lovers of art and believers of God. The Skanda Purana embodies a great account of the past eminence of this temple said to belong to the eleventh century. It has two broad sturdy prakaras and four entrances on four sides. There are four beautiful mini-shrines with all essential parts built in the four corners of the inner prakara. Besides, it contains many mandapas adorned with the grand icons of parivaradevathas like Vinayaka, Bhairava, Lakshmi, Nagini, Lakshmi Narayana, Saptamatrukas. Its architectural grandeur is in tune with sculptural adornments found both on walls of the mandaps and making of images.

The garbhagriha, antarala and mukhamandapam are quite vast and beautified with well-built niches. The Mulavirat - Channakesavaswamy reveals his Chaturbhuja form holding in his hands Sudarsana Chakra, Panchajanya, Koumadaki and Iotus flower. It is made of black granite and is seated on a beautiful high dais. He is reverentially called Trailokya Mahakesavaswamy by the locals who offer regular worship with great devotional ardor. The grand vimana built over the garbhagriha is beautified by a shining kalasa atop. It is a miss-not most visit-worthy temple. The periodical festival celebrated in Magha masa lures large assemblage of pious bhaktas, who offer several prayer services with great zeal.

It lies 5 km off Zcherla of Mahaboobnagar district of Andhra Pradesh  commanding transport facilities.

 

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