Hemavathi Fort

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Hemavathi is about 22 miles west of Madakasira and around 160-km from Anantapur via Penukonda. Hemavathi was once capital of Pallavas during the 9th -10th centuries. It is a repository of a striking collection of Pallava and Chola architecture. To the south west of the village are traces of an earthen construction indicating a fort.

Hemavathi is well-connected by road with frequent bus and private transport facilities. Hindupur is the nearest railhead.

The temple town of Hemavathi is famous for the Doddeswara Swamy temple built during the Pallava reign. The stone used in making the idols sounds like metal when struck and is also remarkably polished. A Nandi made of black basalt granite 8 feet in length and 4 feet in height, sits at the entrance.

There is a 6 feet tall Lingam installed inside the sanctum sanctorum. The temple area houses and two other temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, called the Siddeshwara Swamy Temple and Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple.

There is a museum inside which has a display of rare idols of historical importance. Some distance away are the Gorantla Temples which are all of worth visiting.



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