- Madhavaswamy Aalayam
ancient temple situated in the village of erst-while Manchala has a great
historical significance entwined with the fortunes of the Chola dynasty and its
adversaries. This pretty temple bears striking semblance to the Madana
Gopalaswamy aalayam. It was a popular temple visited by a regular stream of
visitors every day. But unfortunately it fell prey to the flood waters of
Srisailam project, built over the Krishna river. Realising its former glory and
popularity, the Government ordered for the transfer of the entire structure for
building at a new safe place. It is now rebuilt outside Kollapuram going by the
name of Vardyala. So the devout theists are receiving abundant anugrah by the
good old Lord in his new abode. It has all the parts well-built and moreover has
a modern polish. So it is a miss-not temple deserving to be included in the
itinerary list of temples of All India fame.
lies 5 km off Pentlavella in the Kollapur mandalam of Palamur district of Andhra
Pradesh, connected by bus service from neighboring towns.