- Channakesavaswamy Aalayam
ancient Vaishnavate temple lies in the heart of up. coming mini-town, noted for
raising agricultural and commercial crops like paddy, grains, sugarcane and
groundnuts. Though of modest dimensions, bereft of sculptural marvels, it
contains all the essential parts, like prakara, mahadwara, garbhagriha,
mukhamandap and vast courtyards. There is a spacious zinc sheet roofed hall used
for congregational worship and cultural programmes. The garbhagriha contains a
beautiful granite icon of Lord Channakesava pleasant to sight and liberal in
granting boons of the genuine devotees. As it is ancient with well established
traditions, huge crowds congregate on festival days, despite visited by a steady
stream of bhaktas in mornings and evenings everyday. Agamic worship is offered
by the experienced priests to the satisfaction of locals and visitors.
is another well-built temple of recent origin on the bank of the river dedicated
to hard Subrahmanya luring lakhs of people on festivals like Adikrithika. It is
an invaluable gift to religion by a single retired Telugu Pandit, who dedicated
all to this Lord. And running a gurukulam too. In its vicinity there is another
small shrine Veerabrahma swamy built recently by a pious lady. To cap it as it
were there is a hill temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa at a distance of 4 km. It
is grand in architecture, powerful in attracting all classes of devotees and
very popular due to its location and grandeur.
lies about 20 km off Piler, the taluq headquarter town of Chittoor district of
Andhra Pradesh, commanding bus and train services.