Temples in Anantapur

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple is a Siva shrine situated in Tadipatri, Anantapur district ,Andhra Pradesh, India.

The temple lies in the bank of penna river.

Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple was estimated to have been constructed between 1490 and 1509.

 The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Shiva in the form of Ramalingeswara Swamy.

Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM & 4 PM – 8 PM


The car festival is celebrated annually on Shivaratri day during February / March. Sri Ramanavami is also another major festival here.


At a distance of 4 km from Tadipatri Railway Station, 58 km from Anantapur, 107 km from Kadapa, 357 km from Hyderabad, 413 km from Vijayawada and 269 km Bangalore.



The temple got this name by a perennial underground stream from which water always keeps flowing (Bugga in Telugu) into the sanctum sanctorum at the spot where the Lingam is consecrated. Sri Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple was built by Ramalinga Nayudu, a chieftain of the Vijayanagara Kings, in 16th century. The records indicate that a sculptor Yellanchari was brought from Benaras to construct the temple. According to legend, the temple has been established at the site, where sage Parasurama lived and performed meditation.

The Swayambhu Linga is placed on a pedestal in sanctum; water is seen flowing out of the pedestal all the time. This water is treated as holy water by the devotees. At the river side of the temple there is a statue of goddess standing by steps. It is believed that when the water level of the river Penna reaches the navel point of that statue, the entire town Tadipatri will be sinking in the water and that leads to the end of the town.

Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple, Penna Ahobilam

The Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is located on the banks of Pennar river in Penna Ahobilam,Anantapur, Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh,India.

Deity: Lord Narasimha

TIMINGS:Temple times are 8.00am to 11.00am and 5.30pm to 8.30pm.


The temple was built on the footprint of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy measuring 5 feet 3 inches.

The temple is a popular location for marriage ceremonies.




The Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is located in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located 220 km from Nandyala and about 185 km from Kurnool, the district headquarters, 41 km from Anantapur and is 12 km away from Uravakonda.

The temple was built on the footprint of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy measuring 5 feet 3 inches.

The temple is a popular location for marriage ceremonies.


In 1472 A.D, Vijanagara’s King Sadashivaraya has installed a large statue of the Lord and built a majestic temple. At the foot there is a tunnel and the whole Theertha from Abhishekam goes in the Penna River and therefore there is no Theertha here.

Many inscriptions are writen on the temple walls, which refer to King Chalukya Kirtivarman II, which dates from the 8th-16th centuries.

Narasimha bugga, where water comes from the roots of a tree. This is believed to be the place where Narasimha Swamy killed the demon Hiranya Kasyapa.

Sri Sunama Jakini Matha

Sri Sunama Jakini Maatha was born into Suryavamshi Kshatriya Arekatika community of Pinnepalli village in Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. A temple was built for this goddess in Gooty town of Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh is also one of the first temple for Suryavamshi Kshatriya Are-katika community.

DIETY : Sri Sunama Jakini maata and Sri Malkuma Jakini maata.



Temple History:

The foundation stone for the temple was laid on 22-02-2002 and Pranapratishta was done on 14-02-2003. On second annual celebration i.e., on 17-02-2005 and 18-02-2005  Shikhara was consecrated. From that year onwards annual celebrations are conducted on second Friday of Magha Masam.


Sri Sunama Jakini maatha was born in Malkari family from Are-katika community at Pinnepalli village of Yadiki mandal, Tadipatri taluk, Anantapur district (officially: Anantapuramu), Andhra Pradesh state of India. She married to Hanumanthakari Thanji Rao at a very young age. She was very devotional and use to observe fasting very often. One day during fasting she fell unconscious. Her husband thought that she is dead and ordered to bury her. Localites requested her husband to pass on the message to her mother, father and brothers who live in Pinnepalli village. Her husband did not allow this. As localites were getting ready to bury her, they found that Sunama maatha is still alive and informed the same to her husband. Under alcohol effect her husband ordered them to bury her anyway. In that sense Sunama Jakini maatha has taken jeeva samadhi (Buddhism: Nirvana ). It is estimated that this incident took place around 1803 AD.

Sunama maatha’s family members came to know about the incident after some days and broke an argument with her husband. In a fit of rage he told them no point in arguing with him better go to her grave and cry. They found white fresh flowers on her grave even after few days of her burial. They heard a celestial voice (Akashvani) announcing them to get marry Sunama maatha’s husband with her sister Malkuma Jakini. On refusing this, her family members tongues sagged like dogs. Soon they realised their mistake and agreed to get marry Sunama Jakini maatha’s sister Malkuma Jakini with her husband Tanji Rao. From that time Sunama Jakini maatha is worshipped as goddess re-incarnation by Are-Katika community.

Chintalarayaswami Temple

Chintalarayaswamy Temple or Sri Chintala Venkataramana Temple is a Hindu Vaishnavite temple situated at Tadipatri, a town in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a form of  Vishnu, who is referred to as Chintala Venkataramana. The temple was built by Pemmasani Timmanayudu II of the Pemmasani Nayaks . It is situated on the bank of the Penna River, which passes through the town.


The temple is known for its granite sculptures and is classified as one of the Monuments of National Importance  by  Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The temple has a Garuda Mandapa built as chariot with rotating granite wheels, which is similar to the one found in the Vithala Temple of Hampi.




Sri Chintala Venkataramana Temple or Chintalarayaswamy Temple is a Hindu-Vaishnavite temple situated at Tadipatri, a town in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh state, India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, a form of Vishnu, who is referred to as Chintala Venkataramana. It is situated on banks of river Penna which is passing through the town. The Temple is known for its granite sculptures and is classified as one of the Monuments of National importance by Archaeological Survey of India(ASI). The temple has a Garuda mantapa built as Chariot with rotating granite wheels which is similar to the one found in Vithala Temple of Hampi.
According to legend, it is believed that, the presiding deity Venkateswara was found in the Tamarind(Telugu:Chinta) tree and hence got the name Chintala Venkataramana.
The Temple was built during reign of Vijayanagara empire in mid 16th Century. Chinna Timmanayudu, a subordinate of Krishnaraya of Tuluva dynasty, built this temple. The initial structure may belong to Saluva dynasty, but the entrance towers belongs to Tuluva dynasty.

Veerabhadra Temple, Lepakshi

The Veerabhadra temple is in Lepakshi in the Anantapur District of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh .




Architecture of the Lepakshi Veerabhadra Temple

The temple is built in the Vijayanagara architechtural style and segregated into three parts, with an assembly hall, an ante chamber and a Sanctum Sanctorum. Two enclosures encircle the temple and the outer walled enclosure has three gates. A hall full of sculptures and paintings leads to the Sanctum Sanctorum. The painted images are all of celestial beings, saints, musicians and dancers, along with images of the 14 avatars of Shiva. The Sanctum is flanked by elaborately carved figurines of Ganga and Yamuna. Carved images of horses and soldiers adorn the exterior columns. The hall also features carved images of Natesha and Brahma, while the column at the southwest part of the hall features an image of Parvati. Many other paintings and carvings adorn the walls, columns and ceilings.

A life-size image of Lord Veerabhadra, wielding arms and decorated with skulls is installed in the Sanctum Sanctorum. The complex also houses a separate chamber located in the eastern wing which depicts carved images of Shiva and Pravati on a boulder. A huge boulder also depicts a carved image of a muilti-hooded serpent shielding a Lingam. An image of Lord Vishnu is also installed in a separate chamber.


Built in the 16th century, the architectural features of the temple are in the Vijayanagara Style with profusion of carvings and paintings at almost every exposed surface of the temple. It is one of the centrally protected Monuments of National Importance . The fresco paintings are particularly detailed in very bright dresses and colours with scenes of Rama and Krishna from the epic stories of the Ramayana , the Mahabaratha and the Purunas and they are well preserved. There is a very large Nandi(bull), mount of Shiva , about 200 metres (660 ft) away from the temple which is carved from a single block of stone, which is said to be one of the largest of its type in the world.