Venkateswara temple comes up in Amaravati

The Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam (TTD) is proposing to construct Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple, on the lilnes of famous shrine at Tirumala hills, in newly constructed Andhra Pradesh capital city, Amaravathi. TTD officials led by Joint Executive officer P Bhaskar today presented their plans to develop Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple in 25 acres of land.

The officials made presentation on the designs of the temple to Chief Minister N Chanrababu Naidu. They said that they designed the temple as per Agama and Vastu sastra. TTD is proposing to construct the temple at a cost o Rs 140 crore.
Chief Minister advised the officials to protect the sanctity of  the temple with ancient culture.  He said modern facilities should be provided outside the temple with separate funds.

The officials said that they designed the temple mixing Pllava,Chola, Chalukya and Vijayanagara architecture. It may be noted that the most beautiful example of Pallava architecture is Kailasanatha temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and  the Vaikunta perumal temple to Lord Vishnu of 7thcentury  located at Kanchipuram.

The Chola architecture include Tanjore and Gangaikonda Cholapuram in Tiruchurapalle district built in 11th century AD. The Chalukya architecture rock temple include Lord Vishnu temple in Badami, Aihole and Virupaksha temple of Lord Shiva at Pattadaka in Bijapur district of Karnataka. The Vijayanagara architecture include the splendid temples of Hazararama and Vittala at Hampi built in Krishnadevaraya reign of 1509-50 AD.

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