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Archaeology and Inscription of Anantapur

Archaeology and Inscription of Anantapur

  • Captivating carvings can be found on the low roof made out of a large stone.
  • A gigantic ‘Nandi’, the only bull-mount of Lord Siva, at the ingress measures 8 ft in length and 4 ft in height.
  • The temple wall reflects exquisitely carved human figures while the ornate carving on the pillars in the enclosed porch depict events from the two great epics ‘The Ramayana’ and ‘The Mahabaratha’.
  • The ‘Lingam’, the usual form of Lord Siva, in the Sanctum-Sanctorum is a good 6 ft tall.
  • In another temple here dedicated to Lord Siddeswara, a variation of Lord Siva, in the Sanctum-Sanctorum is a good 6 ft tall.
  • In another temple here dedicated to Lord Siddeswara, a variation of Lord Siva, the Lord manifests not in the usual Lingam form ut in a sitting posture absorbed in deep meditation or ‘Thapas’.
  • The Archaeological Department has established a museum wic preserves the ancient idols, sculpture and carving.

Archaeology and Inscription of Anantapur district

  • Three estampages of inscriptions copied from Anantapur District are as follows:

1.One inscription copied from the village Bugga Songala, Guntakal(M), Ananthapur district in is Telugu language and Telugu kannada Script. It belongs to the kins as Sada Sivadeva Maharaya of Vijayanagar dynasty.

2.An inscription copied from Konakondla (V), Vajrakarur (M), Ananthapur district is in Telugu-Kannada script and Telugu language. It is of donative in nature.

3.An inscriptions copied from Gajarampalli (V) Pamidi (M), Ananthapur district, dated, 1466 (1544 AD) is in Telugu -Kannada script and language. It was issued by SadaSivadevaraya of Vijayanagara dynasty. It records the remission certain taxes payable by the barbers of the agrahara village of Gajarampalli in the Gooty durgam.