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Ancient Gudimallam temple a picture of neglect


The oldest Parasurameswara temple at Gudimallam near here has remained in dark for years, thanks to the apathy of the government, particularly the Tourism Department, which failed in exploiting the rich tourism potential of the rare temple. The temple has many special features both historical and architectural which no other Hindu temple has. The Lingam dates back to the first or second century BC.

It is amazingly life-like and it has an image of Siva,resembling a vigorous hunter, carved completely within Linga. The same kind of exquisite and spectacular sculpture could not be found anywhere. Further, it is nearer to the well connected famous pilgrim town Tirupati and Renigunta railway junction with 24 km and 14 km away, respectively .But the tourists coming to the temple are very negligible.


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