Shri Madhavaraya swamy Temple, Shri Aadhi Madhavaraya Swamy Temple
Andhra Pradesh, Anantapur
The Madhavaraya temple (old Vishnu temple) situated at Gorantla, Andhra Pradesh, is one of the centrally protected monumemts of national importance. Locally known as Madhavaraya Swamy Aalayam, this ancient Vishnu temple was built by King Narasimha Saluva dynasty of the Vijayanagara empire in 1354 AD.
According to the district gazette and the Mysore Epigraphical Report of 1912, the temple was built by king Narasimha of the Saluva dynasty of the Vijayanagara empire in Saka 1276 (1354 A.D). Between the period (from 1610 A.D to 1904 A.D), the nose of the presiding deity (idol of Madhavaraya Swamy) was broken which had made the idol ineligible for puja. The temple was declared a protected monument by the British govt. With the nose of the pr...View more
siding deity being chiselled away, the daily rituals have been eluding the temple.
The temple consists of a small shrine chamber, a large central hall enclosed with walls, and a large pillared mandapa in front. The most ornamental and interesting portion of the building is the pillared porch in front. The plain portions of the massive pillars are decorated with bas-relief sculptures representing scenes from Ramayana and Puranas. The entrances are richly carved with Vaishnava figures. The Garbha Griha has a small image of Lord M...View more
davaraya. Large stepped well in font of the temple is another interesting place within compound. The historical site is full of sculptures and the Pillared Mandap is renowned for its numerous stone carvings.
Timings : Mon-Sun : 06:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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.
Gorantla, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh 515231
Puttaparthi is the nearest airport to access this location. This airport is located at the distance of 31 kilometers from Gorantla. Regular flights are available to this airport from all major cities of India.There is no direct buses from Puttaparthi it is better to take a taxi from Puttaparthi.
Kadari is the nearest Railway Station. From railway station It is 49 km distance.
Gorantla is 92 KM from Anantapur.We can have direct buses from Anantapur.
There is no rituals are performing in this temple right now