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, Andhra Pradesh

(Srikalahasti is also known as Sri Kalahasti temple; also spelled as Sri Kalahasti)
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State: Andhra Pradesh
District: Chittoor
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Temples
Languages: Telugu
Best Season: Sep - Mar
Weather: Summer 22-40°C, Winter 17-30°C
Altitude: 160 m
Pincode: 517644
STD code: 08578
Srikalahasti is a temple town, where tradition, myth and folklore combine to form a vivid and vibrant outlook. Usually this sleepy locale in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh is termed as a hurried stop en route to Tirupati.

Srikalahasti is a predominant pilgrimage centre where the destroyer lord in the Hindu Pantheon is manifested as Vayulinga. The term Srikalahasti is a unique combination of three words Sri, Kala and Hasti, which stands for spider, serpent and elephant respectively. The name itself carries with it a legendary tale that narrates how these three animals obtained salvation with their ardent faith and devotion to Lord Shiva.

Steeped with a rich and vibrant history, this place is all set to allure the visitors with its flamboyant shrines and its pristine nature. Kalahasti is a fine example of south Indian architecture where highly embellished gopuram and delicately carved interiors unfurls the bizarre charm of Dravidian structural designs. Almost all the shrines in this area are placed in high altitudes that enable the visitors to have a perfect vision of the surroundings below.

Apart from its religious significance, Srikalahasti is famous for Kalamkari paintings, its rich colour combination and fine texture leaves indelible impressions on the onlooker.
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Visit the Forts and Forests of Itanagar

  by Madhav Srinivasan  on Jan 30, 2012
Itanagar is a place of breath taking beauty. With lush green landscapes and an equally rich fauna, the place has some of the most unique forts in the northeastern India. Read more about this tourist’s paradise.

Sri Kalahasti – Kailasa of South India

  by Akshay Balraj  on Apr 28, 2010
A visit to Kalahasti will get you all holy! The temples in Sri Kalahasti are believed to be very powerful. The various temples here is a true bliss for Durga devotees.
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