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Ancient Andalamma Temple History Peddapalli

The 300 year old temple is the mother temple of Sri Andalamma

Muttharam :

The ancient Andalamma temple has become a popular spot for shooting of folk songs, short films and pre-wedding video shoots.

The picturesque shrine attracts tourists from different parts of the State since it is surrounded by hillocks, besides its unique architecture. It is located at Dharmabad-Mutharam, five kilometers from Peddapalli town.

The temple appears beautiful from the outside because of its unique architecture, the inside portion of it is in bad shape. According to the locals, the temple was constructed about 300 years ago by the then local landlord Erabati Narsinga Rao, who used to rule nearby areas including Mutharam, Dharmabad, Kanagarthi and Kasulapalli villagers.

Without idol :

Since Ranganatha Swamy temple had already existed in the village, the landlord constructed a separate temple for Andalamma, which, in entire Asia, is considered the second temple with west-facing, villagers said.

Surprisingly, there is no idol in the temple. There are two different stories in circulation over the absence of the deity’s idol. Some say the installation of the idol was not carried out due to the death of the landlord who constructed the shrine while another version is that the idol was stolen by treasure-hunters.

The ancient Andalamma temple has become a popular spot for shooting of folk songs, short films and pre-wedding video shoots. The picturesque shrine attracts tourists from different parts of the State since it is surrounded by hillocks, besides its unique architecture. It is located at Dharmabad-Mutharam, five kilometers from Peddapalli town.

Sarpanch of the village, Eddu Kumaraswamy, said no government department was coming forward to develop or protect the temple since it comes under neither endowment nor archeology departments. It requires about Rs 5 lakh to repair the roof, floor in mandapam and other works. He had already given a representation to the previous district Collector asking her to sanction the amount. Two months ago, he also met the present Collector but there was no response from the administration, the Sarpanch said.

Besides the repair of the rare architectural gem, there is a need for a 500-meter CC road from Hanuman temple to Andalamma temple, drainage and other works, which require another Rs 15 lakh, he said.

History of Andalamma Thalli Temple Dharmabad Peddapalli District, Telangana state./ By Arvno

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