Top 15 Must Visit Temples of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh state is rich in historical monuments,architectural beauty, natural attractions and many holy temples. Some of the most popular temples of Andhra Pradesh are Tirumala temple at Tirupati,Diguva Mangalagiri Temple, Bhadrachalam Temple and Srisailam Lord Shiva temple.

Kanaka Durga Temple

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The Kanaka Durga Temple of Vijayawada is one of the most famous temple of Goddess Durga in India,located on hill of Indrakeeladri in Vijayawada on the banks of Krishna River. Kanaka Durga is self-manifested and also mentioned in the sacred texts as Goddess of power and the presiding deity of Vijayawada.

Mallikarjuna Swamy

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Mallikarjuna Swamy is dedicated to great God Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingas shrine of Lord Shiva in India. Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is situated on the flat top of Nallamala Hills in Srisailam,on the banks of the Krishna River.

Mahanandi Temple

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Mahanandishwara Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Siva,located in the district of Kurnool. The Shivalinga of Mahanandi Temple is very unique because it is like a rough uncut rock, with two cavities.

Lepakshi Temple

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The Veerabhadra temple of Lepakshi is located in the Anantapur district, famous for its rich fine arts and architectural beauty. Lepakshi temple complex has a granite monolithic Nandi, one of the largest Nandi statue in India. Image source:allindiaroundup

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple

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Venkateswara Swamy Temple is the world’s richest Hindu temple,situated on the top of the hills at Tirumala in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple.

Yaganti Temple

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Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple is famous for its growing statue of Nandi, located in the Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. Yaganti Temple is one of the few temples patronized by one of the great dynasties of India.

Ahobilam Temple

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Ahobilam Narasimha Swamy Temple is located in the hills of the eastern ghats in Karnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The place of Ahobilam is very famous in South India and the place where the Lord killed Hiranyakasipu and saved Prahalada.

Paritala Anjaneya Temple

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Paritala Anjaneya Temple is famous for the tallest statue of Hanuman in the world, located in the village of Paritala on NH-9 near Vijayawada. The Statue of Lord Hanuman is 135 feet tall (41 metres) and also the tallest statue of Lord Hanuman in India.

Simhachalam Temple

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The historic temple at the Simhachalam is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Simhachalam Temple is located in Visakhapatnam city and built in Kalinga architectural style.

Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple

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Kanipakam Vinayaka Temple is very famous temple of Ganesha,located in Kanipakam in Chittoor of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the many holy temples in Andhra Pradesh with architectural beauty and attract large numbers of pilgrims.

Madhavaraya Temple

The Madhavaraya temple in the Gandikota fort is one of the most famous Hindu temples in Andhra Pradesh. Gandikota Madhavaraya Temple was built in the golden age of Sri Krishna Deva Raya of Vijayanagara region.

Mangalagiri Temple

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There are three Narasimha Swamy temples located near Mangalagiri,One is Panakala Narasimha Swamy on the hill. Ananta Padmanabha Swamy and Narasimha Swamy, Undavalli Cave Temples are the specimen of Indian rock-cut architecture.

Srikalahasteeswara Temple

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Srikalahasteeswara Temple is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India,located in the town of Srikalahasti. The temple is also known as Dakshina Kasi and the entire temple is carved out of the side of a huge stone hill.

Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Temple

Sri Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple is a famous temple in Andhra Pradesh and well known for the celebration of Ugadi festival. The temple is located in Burujupeta of Visakhapatnam city and one of the must visit place in Visakhapatnam.

Gollalamamidada Rama Temple

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Gollalamamidada Rama temple is a popular Hindu shrine in Southern India and a well known pilgrimage center located in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is situated in an area of 16 acres and Rama Navami festival is celebrated every year by the Telugu people.