Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple
Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur
Situated in Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh, Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Siva. Here, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Ramalingeswara Swamy. The temple got this name from a perennial underground stream from which water always keeps flowing (Bugga in Telugu) into the sanctum sanctorum at the spot where the Lingam is consecrated. Built by Ramalinga Nayudu, a chieftain of the Vijayanagara Kings, in 16th century, the records indicate that a sculptor Yellanchari was brought from Banaras to construct the temple.
According to the legends, the Shiv Lingam was installed by Lord Rama to get rid of the sin of killing a demon Tataki, who is a woman. One day Lord Shiva appeared in the dreams of Pemmasani Ramalinga Naidu, Son of Thimmanaidu who was a chief commander at Sri Krsihna Devarayulu court, who ruled the region. Lord Shiva instructed him to build a temple for the idol. However, Pandits advised Pemmasani Ramalinga to stop the construction as it may cause ...View more
nexpected death to the King and drought in this region. Ramalinga Naidu stopped the construction of Mahadwaram Gopuram. It is believed that the temple was constructed in the same place where Parasurama did penance for a very long time.
The construction of the temple shows a mixture of Chalukyan, Chola and Vijayanagar architecture. The temple has main entrances on South and West. The Vijayanagar kings has built the western, northern and southern gopurams of the temple. The north gopuram although unfinished has the most elaborate sculpture, with intricate carvings. The entire Shiva Purana is carved on the walls of the temple in miniature carvings with elaborate details. This temp...View more
e has a mini stone chariot similar to the famous chariot of Vittala Temple in Hampi.The Swayambhu Linga is placed on a pedestal in sanctum; water is seen flowing out of the pedestal all the time. At the river side, there is a statue of goddess standing by steps.
Timings : 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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Anantapur is the perfect city to enjoy traditional Telugu cuisine. Rice forms the staple diet of the locals. Also, a crepe-like dish called dosa and steamed rice cakes (idli) are famous delicacies of the region. Mahashivratri is one of the major festivals in Anantapur that is celebrated with tremendous pomp and splendor.
Padamatigeri, Tadipatri, Andhra Pradesh 515411
Instead of Tadipatri you can a get flight to Hindustan Airport on regular basis.
Tadipatri 218 km away hindustan airport (BLR), Bangalore, Karnataka.
Tadipatri 209 km away Tirupati airport (TIR), Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Tadipatri.
Railway Station(s): Tadipatri (TU), Jutturu (JUR)
Tadipatri is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses.
Bus Station(s): Tadipatri
Morning pooja and arati starts from 06:30 AM onwards. Thereafter, astothram to be performed according to the schedule calendar.
The car festival is celebrated annually on Shivaratri day. Sri Ramanavami is also another major festival here.