Srikalahasti in the Chitoor district is a holy town and is popularly known as ‘Kalahasti’. The Srikalahasti temple, which is an important old ‘Shiva Kshetra of Southern India’ and a part of the ‘Saiva’ pilgrimage, is located here. The temple stands out owing to the magnificent hundred pillared ‘mantapam’, built by the ancient kings of the Vijayanagara dynasty. Tourists come here from all parts of the country to pay their respects to this alluring temple. Located on the banks of Swarnamukhi River in Andhra Pradesh, this holy city finds a significant place in ancient Tamil and Telugu poetry and literature. The city is a complex of several temples, of which Gudimallam Temple, Bhakta Kannappa Temple, along with the famous Srikalahasti Temple are the most significant. The fascinating architecture of these temples embroiled in a spiritual essence attracts tourists every year. The beautiful Talakona Waterfalls in the vicinity adds to the beauty of this antique city and is a must visit if you'd like to spend a quiet evening amidst nature.
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