Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy Temple




Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple is a Siva shrine situated in Tadipatri , Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple lies on the bank of the Penna river. Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple is 4 km from Tadipatri railway station. Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy temple was estimated to have been constructed between 1490 and 1509. It not only presents itself as a picture of the political struggle the region went through ever since its construction till the advent and culmination of the British period, but also as the one of the very few temples in the district to be plundered by Muslim armies. The temple got this name by a perennial underground stream from which water always keeps flowing  into the sanctum sanctorum at the spot where the Lingam is consecrated. Sri Bugga Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple was built by Ramalinga Nayudu, a chieftain of the Vijayanagara Kings, in 16th century. The records indicate that a sculptor Yellanchari was brought from Benaras to construct the temple. According to legend, the temple has been established at the site, where sage Parasurama lived and performed meditation.

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