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Siddeshwara Temple Hemavathi nearby Amarapuram, Anantapur district. In this temple, Lord Siva appears in the human form and is very rare to find this form of Idol.

History

This temple has four famous Siva shrines which were built and patronised by Pallavas during 7th and 8th century. Hemavathi was the capital city of Noolamba Pallava dynasty, a small dynasty which heads 32,000 villages. This temple had a glorious time during the period of King Raja Mahendra of Noolamba dynasty. This Temple has both Pallava and Chola's style of temple architecture.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The nearest bus stop is Hemavathi Bus Stop.

The Nearest railway station is at Hindupur which is 70 km

By Air

The nearest airport is Sri Sathya Sai Airport situated at 87.1 KM distance. Sri Sathya Sai Airport 87.1 KM. Kempegowda International Airport 119.7 KM. Yelahanka Air Force Station 120.7 KM.

Sculpture

Noolamba artists beautifully sculptured the temple walls and pillars inside the mantap. Among the four Siddheswara, Virupaksheswara, Malleswara and Doddeswara Temples, the last one is famous of its six feet high Siva Linga. The walls are covered with the images sculptured and narrate the stories from the great epics Mahabharatha and Ramayana. Nandi at the temple entrance is made out of which is made out black granite and is 8 feet in length and 4 ft in height.

Map

Siddeshwara Temple Hemavathi

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Timings and Events
Events

Rathotsavam will be held during the months of Feb or March, which depends on the Hindu Calendar months. Devotees from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka used to participate in this festival.Shivaratri

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