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KRISHNAVTAR  KSHETRAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Alurukona - Ranganatha Aalayam

This is a valley temple of great fame acquired by its location in an evergreen valley. This Lord of Alurukona is variously called as Ranganayakaswami, Ranganathaswamy etc. About the construction of the temple too, there are two versions - one-it was built by the devout Yeriama Raju, who was a feudal chief; and another opinion goes to prove its creation to Pemmasani Timma Naidu of great fame. Leaving the controversy to the ivory tower pundits, if we enter the temple, the recumbent Ranganathaswamy blesses abundantly all the genuine devotees regardless of distinctions of any kind. Surrounded by the lovely spectacles of Nature's bounty manifesting itself in ever green sumptuous growth of tall trees and thick bushes with green foliage interspersed with silver cascades, this lures Nature lovers more than the pious theists.

The temple facing south with a tall tower over the well-built mahadwar contains all the essential parts besides a big tank with clear water. The wall panels are beautified with elegant sculpture exhibiting several epic stories. The Mulavirat in sayana posture with Sridevi and Bhudevi at his feet and Brahma seated on lotus at his navel casts a spell on the viewers. And blesses instantly too. Its antiquity coupled with sanctity is holding attraction by conducting religious discourses and celebration bf weddings throughout the year. The periodical festivals like Brahmotsav etc. are celebrated with great zeal.

It lies 11 km off Tadipatri of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh connected by APSRTC buses from several neighboring towns.

 

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