- Ranganayaka Aalayam
temple owes its existence to the bandits, who were notorious highway men in the
dim past, when the entire region was nothing thick forest, inaccessible to
regular traffic. The natives of this area were sturdy boyas normally engaged for
building works, but here were living by thieving. That is the difference. They
were going in groups and denuding the innocent travelers mercilessly. It so
happened once they came upon an unusually enchanting big icon when moving about
in the pathless forest. Enthralled at its beauty and craftsmanship and
embellished by its polish and glistening, they carried it home desiring to
encash its inestimable worth later. This could not be concealed for long. Should
the burning charcoal be tied in a cloth and kept in a box undetected? Somehow
the news reached the ears of the prominent wealthy karaeam called Velidanda
Ramachandra Rao. Utilising his status and influence he convinced them to part
with it for installation and regular worship. They acceded to this plea.
a sufficiently big temple with all component parts was built with the personal
property of that pious bhakta, aided and abetted by generous philanthropists.
Agamic puja was introduced and when the miracle of the Lord were published, its
glory started ascending. The archamurti in his recumbent pose on the seven
hooded Ananta is extremely grand
and wrings veneration. The annual festival like car festival falls in Vaisakha
and celebration begins with Talambralu offering and ends with car pulling. Huge
crowds gather and worships the Lord.
lies in the taluq of Nagar Kurnool of Palamur district of Andhra Pradesh,
commanding bus facilities.