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Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple - The Best Route & Visiting Place

Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple - The Best Route & Visiting Place
Tadipatri has two notable temples within the town, the Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple and the Sri Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy templeBoth are situated on the banks of river Pinakini, which becomes Uttara Vahini, and is considered as a sacred spot.The sthala puranam, or local history, says that these two temples were built in a day by two brothers. The Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple was completed by the next morning but the Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple wasn't complete. The belief is that had this temple been completed it would have been 'Dakshina Kaashi'  of the South. The architecture of these two temples is largely Dravidian and reflects the Vijayanagara style.
The Siva temple faces the west and is more ancient. This place was called Bhaskara Kshetras and had plenty of palm trees hence was called Tamlapalli (Tati Vanain) and was renamed as Tadpatri. The icon of the Lord is uncut and roughly formed and hence the popular tradition is that the Linga is Swayambu or self manifested.
Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple is located in the heart of the town on a plot about 5 acres. The vimana or Main Gopuram was rebuilt as a result of earthquake damage. Ramayana, Bhagavata and Mahabharata epics are carved around the Garbha Griha. There may be a secret tunnel or sorangam from this temple to Gooty Fort. The face of the tunnel is still seen. However, it is blocked by a stone by Archeological Survey of India.
Legend: Lord Parashurama lived and performed penance here worshipping Lord Siva. There is an underground water stream that trickles into the Garbha Griha, where the Siva Linga was consecrated.
 

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