Temples in Andhra Pradesh
As different to other structured beliefs, in Hinduism, it is not essential for an individual to visit a temple. A templum constituted a sacred area as defined by a priest, or augur. A temple from the Latin word templum is a formation reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites. It has the same root as the word “template,” a plan in preparation of the structure that was marked out on the ground by the augur. Templa also became related with the dwelling places of a god or goddess. There are lots of temples in Andhra Pradesh. Some of them are very prominent. Srisailam temple of Trilinga Desam and also one of the Jyotirlingams, an Abode of Lord Siva worshipped with the name of Mallikarjuna and Goddess Parvathi, worshipped with the name of Bhramaramba. Mahanandi temple is located in Kurnool District Housing Lord Siva.
Tirupati temple of Lord Venkateswara, Simhachalam Lord Varaha Narasimha, Vijayawada Goddess Kanaka Durga, Annavaram Lord Satyanarayana Swamy, .Bhadrachalam SeetaRamachandra Swamy, Kanipakam Lord Vinayaka, Yadagirigutta Temple Lord Narasimha, Gnana Saraswati Temple, Basar Goddess Saraswati, Mantralayam Guru Raghavendra Swami, Amaravati Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Thousand Pillars Temple A Shiva temple are some of the famous temples in Andhra Pradesh.