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Gutti - Sri Sitaramaalayam

This significant historic place said to have been graced by the visit of Asoka emperor has rich spiritual back-ground and political importance, besides famous for temples for many gods. Among the many grand temples beckoning attention in the historic fort of Gutti built on the hill, Sri Sitaramaalayam is the most visit-worthy for its superb architectural ingenuity and unparalleled dexterity of sculptors. It came into existence during the Vijayanagar emperors. This place has historical significance on account of its antiquity and ruled by as many as fourteen dynasties including the valorous Badami Chalukyas. 

The temple boasts of many architectural marvels patronized by the renowned emperors and each is magnificent and grand in dimensions. The rulers' part in making every piece monumental is discernable; for, they employed craftsman of high caliber. The Sitaramaalayam besides exhibiting rare sculpture, embodies an excellent architectural marvel. The rays of setting Sun fall on the holy feet of the archamurti every day, exemplifying the fact that the Sun-god regularly offers prayers to the deities. The artistry of the builders is exemplary. The temple possessing all the indispensable parts built with great care to good taste wrings veneration by all the viewers. The Mulavirat with his consort Sita is extremely magnificent and arrests the attention. The parivaradevatas too are fittingly installed in impressive pavilions. Regular worship is offered with rituals due and periodical festivals too, though it has lost it former glory.

It lies in the Gutti, one of the important towns of Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, commanding train and bus facilities.


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