Madhavaraya Temple Gorantla, Anantapur District. This shrine is dedicated to Lord Maha Vishnu and was built in Vijayanagara style. Currently, this temple is under the maintenance of the Archaeological Survey of India.
Madhavaraya Temple Gorantla History
Temple was built during by King Narasimha Saluva dynasty of the Vijayanagara empire in 1354 A.D.
There is a maha mandap with magnificent huge Yaalis pillars in totally different style and the mandap pillars are carved with Maha Vishnu’s Dasa Avatharam and other deities too. The shrine has an Ardha mandapam with pillar and ceilings with carvings, is enclosed within the walls. The Garbha Griha has a small image of Lord Madavaraya. The main attraction of this temple is the Maha Mandapam with interesting scenes from Ramayana on the pillars. Large stepped well in front of the temple is another interesting place within the compound.
How to reach Madhavaraya Temple Gorantla?
- Gorantla is 92 km from Anantapur Town. The direct bus is available form Anantapur Bus station.
- Temple is 210 km from Tirupati. Direct bus to Anantapur is available from Tirupati.
- Temple 49 km from Kadiri Town.
- The nearest Railway station is at Kadiri, which is 3 hours 39 mins journey by Train from Tirupati.
Madhavaraya Temple Gorantla
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