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Pushpagiri Temple History – Kadapa Second Hampi

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Pushpagiri Temple History – Kadapa Second Hampi 

Pushpagiri is one of the most ancient kshetras of our country and is also called as second Hampi, The largest and best known among temples, is the Chennakesava Temple, which according to the earliest inscriptions found in the temple complex, dates back to 1298 A.D. The temples were built during the reign of Cholas and later developed by Kakateeya and Vijayanagara rulers.

This is one of the important Advaitha Mutts established by Sankaracharya and is the only place in Andhra Pradesh where the holy Peetham of Sankaracharya is located. Temples are located on both sides of river Penna.
The annual temple festival is conducted for 10 days in March-April.
Among the numerous temples Kasiviswanatha, bhimeswara, Trikuteswara, Dunti vinayaka Kamakshi, Vaidyanadtheswara, Chennakesava temple are well known. All the deities and different figures on the walls and pillars are highly remarkable for their architectural precision and excellence on the lines of Belur and Halebid.

Pushpagiri is located at a distance of 20 Km from Kadapa city. Nearest Railway Station is Kadapa and nearest airport is Tirupathi at a distance of 150 Km.

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