Tadipatri Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple and Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple

Tadipatri has 2 very famous temples within the town. Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple and Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple. The sthala puranam (Local History) says that these two temples were built in a one day by two brothers. One of them was completed by the next morning but the other one (Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple) was incomplete. The belief is that had this temple been completed it would have been 'Dakshina Kaashi', or Kaashi of the South.

The architecture of these two temples to Dravidian and reflects the Vijayanagara style of architecture.

Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple

Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple is located in the heart of the town and it is situated in about 5 acres. It is very well maintained and the vimana (Main Gopuram) is recently rebuilt (which was damaged in one of the earthquakes). Ramayana, Bhagavata and Mahabharata epics are carved around the Garbha Griha. The epics are sculptured so nicely that when we see these sculptors,it is as good as reading the story. There is a belief that there is a secret tunnel (sorangam) from this temple to Gooty Fort. The face of the tunnel is still seen, though it is sealed.

Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy Temple

Bugga Rama Lingeswara swamy temple is located on the northern end of the town (Riven Pennar marks the northern end). Pennar changes the direction of its flow from North towards east when it reaches the temple. Water oozes all the time from the pedestal of the Siva Lingam here and people treat this as holy water. Unlike other temples, this temple has main entrances on South and West.And in this temple there is a secret tunnel(sorangam ) to tirupathi,but now the entrance of the tunnel is sealed.

World famous Belum caves are located about 20 KM (13 miles) from Tadpatri(refer Tourism section).There is also a famous temple of Sri Ranganathaswamy in Alur, 10 km from Tadpatri.

Tadipatri is one of the main centre's in Anantapur district. Tadipatri is very famous for kadapa slab. There are nearly 600 slab polishing industries and 100 granite factories in and around the town.

The area around Tadipatri town known was as Bhaskara Kshetra. To its South lay a thick forest full of palm trees. It was called as 'Tatipatri' during the time of Pemmasani Ramalinga Naidu, a local chieftain under the Vijayanagara king Proudha Devaraya.
Tadipatri got its name from 'Tatipatri' which means garden of palm trees. Another version is that 'Tataki' (demon lady who tried to kill Sreeram on his way to save the yaga of Viswamitra) was killed by Sreeram at this very place and hence the name.

How to Reach :
Tadipatri is well connected by Rail and Road. Tadipatri is about 55 km from Anantapur and 104 km from Kadapa through road. The Chennai-Mumbai railway line runs through Tadipatri. Visitors who are going to Tirupathi from Hyderabad and Mumbai can visit Tadipatri.

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