Andhra Pradesh Temples

Andhra Pradesh holds many gems in religious monuments. The ancient dynasties have left many works of art. Including the likes of Tirupati and Kalahaste that date back to pre Christian era. The Chalukyas built the Alampur Brahma temples. The Rashtrakutas and the later Chalukyas succeeded the Chalukyas of Badami in Deccan. The Kakatiyas constructed many temples with great sculptures. The temples of North Eastern Andhra region was ruled by the Ganga kings and show the influence of Orissa style of architecture. The Vijayanagar Empire patronized many monuments, including the Sree Sailam temple and Lepakshi temples.

Temples of Anantapur District
Anantapur is home to Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Penukonda and Rayadurg forts, the holy site Puttaparthi, Penna Ahobilam and many hindu temples dedicated to Lod Shiva. Out of which, the Lepakshi temple is very famous for its Vjaynagar architecture style and art.

Temples of Chittoor District
Chittoor district, is the home to one of the most famous temples of India - the Tirupati Balaji temple. This temple is the most visited and richest temple in India, often receiving 200,000 visitors a day. After Tirupati Balaji, the other notable temples are also dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Padmavati & Goddess Laxmi.

Temples of East Godavari District
East Godavari, it is the Rice Granary of Andhra Pradesh, beckons tourists to have a glimpse of its rich cultural heritage. The district of East Godavari includes many famous temples that are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, like the Saneeswara & Someswara Temple.

Temples of Hyderabad District
Thousand Pillar temple The hyderabad district is the home to many famous temples like the Birla Mandir, Yadagiri Gutta Temple and Visweswaraalayam temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, Lakshmi Narayan Swami and Lord Shiva respectively.

Temples of Karimnagar District
The temples are a mixture of various art and architecture by the Chalukyan dynasty, where Lord Shiva is praised in various forms. He is praised in the forms of Gautameswara, Narsimha and also in his regular form.

Temples of Mahbubnagar District
Most of the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, except for the Tripurantakam Umamaheshwaram temple, where Lord Shiva is worshipped along with his consort Goddess Parvati.

Temples of Kurnool District
Kurnool does not have much to offer to the tourists. But there are surely a few temples, which are worth watching. Most of the temples here, are dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations, like Lord Narsimha and specially Lord Shiva. The temples dedicated to Shiva, have used his local names to dedicate the same to him.

Temples of Krishna District
The history of this region dates back to 2nd century BCE that have included the various dynasties like the Pallavas, Cholas and also the Vijaynagar Empire. Thus, the temples of the Krishna district has the amalgamation of the art and architecture, by these dynasties. Mostly dedicated to Lord Shiva, these temples are also dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Godess Laxmi and also the famous Buddhist sculptures.

Temples of Srikakulam District
TirupatiBalajiTemple Srikakulam is one of the important districts of Andhra Pradesh and is a classical tourist destination having Buddhist locations at Salihundam and Danthapuram, Pilgrim Centers like Srikurmam and Srimukhalingam, besides beach locations like Barua and Kalingapatnam. Srikakulam is part of Kalinga Dynasty having rich historical background. People from Eastern states of India like Orissa, West Bengal may love to visit these places.

Temples of Warangal District
Warangal today is noted for its beautiful lakes, magnificent temples and thus, is an important tourist destination. Characterized by Chalukyan style of temple architecture and decoration, the main attractions of Warangal include the historic remnants like the Thousand Pillar Temple, the Ramappa Temple and the Bhadra Kali Temple.

Temples of West Godavari District
There is enormous potential for Tourism in West Godavari District, because of its location of religious Monuments/Temples and endowed with rich historical or archaeological heritage. Most of these places are dedicated to Lord Shiva, in his various forms.

Temples of Cuddapah District
Pushpagiri is a place very close to Cuddaoah district, where there are few temples that attract tourists the largest and the best known of them is the Chennakesavaswamy Temple, which has a lofty gopuram, sculptures depicting scenes from the epics, floral motifs and elaborately engraved pillars.

Temples of Guntur District
Guntur is the home of famous Amaravati, Bhattiprolu and Sitanagaram which are rich in history, culture and heritage. Out of the various temples, the famous one is the Kapoteeswara Temple, which is probably the only temple in the whole of India dedicated to Lord Siva as Kapotheswara.

Temples of Khammam District
Khammam district has a lot of historical importance in Andhra Pradesh. The name of the town Khammam derives from the name of the hill of stambhadri, which is the name of an old temple called Narasimha Swamy Temple on a small hill top in Khammam town.

Temples of Nalgonda District
Nalgonda District includes various temples, of which the Yadagirigutta temple is very famous. Here, several Buddhist structures like monasteries and pillared halls were unearthed.

Temples of Nizamabad District
The prominent religious places in the district are Limbadri Gutta, Bada Pahad, Bichkunda and Sarangapur. But the most famous temple here is the Basar Saraswathi Temple. This temple is probably, the only temple dedicated to the Goddess of learning.

Temples of Visakhapatnam District
The district has many tourism spots that will definitely be exciting, enriching and refreshing experience. Visakhapatnam has beautiful hill ranges caves,valleys and temples. Of this, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are famous.