Aluru Kona Ranganathaswamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur
Built in 1334 AD by Yerramraju, who was a chieftain at Bukkraya court of Vijayanagara dynasty, Aluru Kona Ranganathaswamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Here, Lord Vishnu is worshipped as Lord Ranganatha Swamy. Built on top the hills, the temple holds 51.48 acres of Land.
According to the legends, once Vishwamitra Maharishi was conducting the yagnas. His yagna was disturbed by the demons named Tadaka and Mareechan. Due to the hindrance of the demons, Vishwamitra was unable to do the Yagna. Vishwamitra went to Ayodhya and asked the King Dasarathan to send his sons along with him to forest to kill the demons. Lord Rama and Lakshman went with Vishwamitra. They killed the demons. Later, a temple was built on the spot ...View more
The temple is built on top of the hills. There is an entry arch on road and 50 steps that leads to the temple. The entrance leads to a spacious place where a Dhwajastambham stands with a beli peetam or sacrificial stone. There is yet another smaller Dhwajastambham in granite beyond that. There is a natural spring next to the temple, where water flows between the rocks for the whole year.
Timings : 06:00 AM To 08:30 PM
Wear neat and modest clothes
Anantapur district is a district in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, India. The district headquarters is located at Anantapur city. Gooty fort was a stronghold of the Marathas, but was taken from them by Hyder Ali. In 1789 it was ceded by his son Tipu Sultan to the Nizam of Hyderabad.Anantapur is a major producer of Dolomite and Iron Ore minerals. Lepakshi, a village in Anantapur District famous for temple of Vijayanagara architectural style, Monolithic Lepakshi Nandi, and Hanging Pillar, Monolithic Naagalingam.Anantpur district is a pilgrim center where thousands of restless folks flock to satiate their grievances and their curiosity and beliefs of these temples. There are legends and true stories as to how the temples were built. The royal families who ruled that part of the country patronized these temples.
Allurukona,Tadipatri Mandal,Ananthapur,Andhra Pradesh 515415
Temple is 7 km from Tadipatri Town.Tadipatri is 56 km from Anantapur Town. Direct buses available from Anantapur Bus station.
The nearest station is Tadipatri Railway Station. Direct train is available from Tiruapti to Tadipatri at regular intervals. It is 3 hours 39 mins journey time.
The nearest airport is Puttaprathi airport.
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:30 AM onwards. Thereafter, astothram to be performed according to temple calendar.
Annual Brahmotsavam festival starts on Chaitra Suddha Pournami day.