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Sri Madhavaraya Swamy Temple Gandikotta
Sri Madhavaraya Swamy Temple Gandikotta is in Gandikotta village in the bank of Penna river located in Gandikotta fort. This temple dedicates to Lord Vishnu in the form of Madhavaraya Swamy. It is one of the ancient temple built during the period of Sri Krishna Devaraya dynasty.
History of Madhavaraya Swamy Temple:
As per the legends, this temple was built during the 15th century. However, this temple is currently an authentic landmark and is a note for monumental sanctuary tower which is seen from any side of the village. The shrine of the Lord in this temple and many other art forms destroyed. However, there is a sculpture of fish and tortoise inside the temple. So, people believe that it is a Lord Vishnu temple.
- This fort is famously known as Grand Canyon of India.
- Ancient Ranganatha Swamy temple which is present in this fort is damage.
- Temple tower inside this fort can see by villagers from any side of this village.
- This fort is present in between Eramala hills and penna river water flows from its foot.
Timings of Sri Madhavaraya Swamy Temple Gandikotta:
Generally, the temple opens at morning 7:00 am and closes by evening 6:00 pm.
How to reach this temple:
By Air: The nearest airport is in Tirupathi which is at a distance of 210 km.
On Rail: Mangapatnam railway station is nearby railway station to Gandikotta. So, from there you can reach by road thereafter. However, Bellary Jn railway station is a major railway station which is at a distance of 169 km from this village.
By Bus: Kondapur, Jammalamadugu and Talla Produtur are the nearest bus stations to this village. So, from there you can reach this temple by local transport. However, APSRTC runs a number of buses from all major cities to here.
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