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Srikalahasti Temple

Srikalahasti temple in South India, occupies a place of eminence among the holy Siva kshetras. The temple is called Dakshina Kailasam and is located on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. The architecture of Srikalahasti Temple is extraordinary; it has three massive Gopurams which are breathtaking. Another striking feature of the temple is its huge Mantapam with hundred pillars.

The deities worshiped in Srikalahasti Temple are Srikalahastiswara and his spouse Gnanaprasunambika. The Chola rulers constructed the main temple. In 11th century A.D., the Chola king Kuluthungal built the Caligopuram. While in the 12th century AD Veeranarashimha Yadavaraya contributed to the construction of the temple by constructing the compound wall or Prakara and the four Gopurams. In 1516 A. D., the great Chola King Krishnadevaraya built the hige 100 pillared Mandapa. The inscriptions on the temple inform that it was built by the great Pallava kings and followed by the Tondaman Chakravarthi (Pandyam Kings).

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