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Srikalahasti Temple | Also Called as Kasi Of South | Near to Tirupati

Srikalahasti Temple | Also Called as Kasi Of South | Near to Tirupati

Srikalahasti Temple Chittoor district


Srikalahasti Temple is located in Chittoor district of the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The temple town of Srikalahasti is popular among devotees who visit the temple along with the highly revered Tirupati Temple, which is just 36 km away. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva is of immense religious importance for Hindus and was constructed in the year 1516 by Krishnadevraya, a king of the Vijayanagara empire. The elaborate structure of the temple complex is a breathtaking view right from the entrance and has intricate carvings of numerous mythological illustrations that one can explore in the divine surroundings. It is often referred to as the Kailasa and Kashi of the south.
The temple represents one of the five elements (Pancha Bhoota) - Air or Vayu. The place has an abundance of vibrant, divine aura and has the potential to draw visitors with its ornate shrines and mesmerizing beauty. Srikalahasti is an excellent example of South Indian temple architecture where highly ornamented gopurams with expansive intricately carved interiors unfold the magnificent treasures of the Dravidian style of architecture.