Spiritual Places of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is truly the flag bearer of secularism. People belonging to different religious faith coexist peacefully in this state. There are many Religious Places in Andhra Pradesh and most importantly all of them do not belong to any one particular religion.

Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy Temple

Location: East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh
Dedicated To: Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy
Built In: 1891 by Sri I.V. Ramanarayana
Famous Festival: Sri Swamyvari Kalyana mahotsavam and Sri Swamivari Jayanti
Best time visit: October to February

This temple is the famous and main temple of Ratnagiri Hills in east Godavari of Andhra Pradesh. There is also a temple of Sri Rama and the shrines of Vanadurga and Kanaka Durga nearby. In front of the main temple is the kalyana mantapa, constructed and decorated with modern pieces of architecture. This temple constructed in the form of a chariot with the four wheels at each of the four corners.

Mecca Masjid

Location: Hyderabad near Charminar
Build By: Sultan Muhammad qutub Shah, Mughal Emperor(1694)
Get there: Hyderabad is the nearest airport and railhead connected with all major cities.
Best Time to Visit: October to March

Mecca Masjid is considered to be the oldest and popular Mosque of south India with colossal structure in which the main hall is about seventy-five feet high, one hundred and eighty feet long and two hundred and twenty feet wide. It is situated only 100 yards of notable building of Charminar. It is a magnificent structure made of granite. The main prayer hall of the Masjid rises 75 feet above the ground, sufficient to house ten thousand people at a time.

Ramappa Temple

Location: located at a distance of about 77 km from Warangal in Andhra Pradesh.
Built In: 1213 Ad build by 7th Kakatiya kind Rudra Senani.
Famous festival: Mahashivratri is celebrated for three days.
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Get There: Hyderabad is the international airport which 157 kilometers from this place.
Best time to visit: March to April

This temple is situated at Palamet village 77kms away from Warangal; the Temple has several idols in dancing postures. The most astonishing fact about the historical place is, it has been built with bricks that are so light that they can float on water, but several centuries have passed and still the temple stands tall having survived frequent wars, invasions and natural calamities. The walls of the temple feature striking carvings that depict the epic stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The wrangler fort is the one of the wonder architectural place, built in 13 century. The second name of Ramappa temple is Ramalingeswra.

Sri Veeranarayana Temple

Location: Kolanupaka, Warangal district
Built In: 1104 AD
Dedicated To: Lord Vishnu
Get there: The nearest airport is Hyderabad (140 kilometers) and Warangal is the nearest railway station.
Best Time to Visit: October to March

This is the most beautiful architectural temple; initially it was the Jain temple later converted to a Vaishnava place of worship as a Hindu Temple. So, it is famous as a Jain temple of Mahavir, 2000 years old, having 1.5 meters high image of Mahavira.

Thousand Pillar Temple

Location: Hanamkonda part of the Warangal City. It is about 6 kms away from, Warangal Railway Station.
Built In: 1163 AD and by King Rudra Deva.
Dedicated To: Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Surya.
Get There: The nearest airport is Hyderabad (157 kilometers) and Warangal is the nearest railway station.
Best Time to Visit: October to March

The look of this temple is superb because of its star shaped with several shines and Lingam. There are three shrines inside the temple called the Trikutalayam. The three shrines of the Thousand Pillar Temple are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. The Hyderabad Thousand Pillar Temple is constructed on a platform that is raised to 1 meter height from the ground level. This is the 1000 pillars temple and these pillars support the central Natya Mandapam are large and made of multiple blocks of stones.

Tirupati Tirumala Balaji Temple

Location: Near Tiruamala in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Built By: King Thondaiman, Tamil ruler of Ancient.
Famous Festival: Brahmotsvam
Get There: Tirupati is the nearest railway station and Hyderabad is the nearest airport.
Dedicated To: Lord Venkataswar
Best Time to Visit: October to March

This is the world’s richest temple and it is located on the seventh peak, Venkatchala of the Tirupati hill, south India. Rang Mandapam, Tirumala Raya Mandam, the Aina Mahal are the other tourist attraction around this temple. The followers of the deity offer several offerings to the lord. The offerings range from jewelry to several other valuables like ornaments. To offer hairs in this place is considered as very religious. Every year thousands of Hindu devotees come to pray to the God.

Alampur Temples

Location: 200 kilometers from Hyderabad
Build By: Badami Chalukyas
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Famous Festival: Maha Shivaratri
Get There: Alampur is the nearest railway station and nearest airport is Hyderabad (243 kilometers).
Best Time to Visit: All year around

The Alampur temple, the ancient nava Brahms temple is most famous temple of the southern India. The Nava Brahma temples are Traka Brahma, Swarg Brahma, Padma Brahma, Kumara Brahma, Tarka Brahma, Arka Brahma, Veera Brahma, Viswa Brahma. This temple is famous for its hybrid design of architecture. These Nav Brahma temples are situated at the bank of river Tungabhadra.
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