Andhra Pradesh is best known for the most powerful dynasties and the world renowned Kuchipudi dance. Andhra Pradesh is home to diverse tourist destinations to choose from the beautiful hill stations, sacred shrines, historic monuments, popular museums. The temples in Andhra Pradesh deserve a special mention here for their splendid architectures and the ancient beliefs and faiths behind. Most of the temples in Andhra Pradesh have Lord Shiva as their presiding deity and temples for other Gods and Goddesses and worshipping centres for other religions are also dotted across the state.
Out of all the temples, the most famous one is Tirupati Tirumala temple and the presiding deity here is Lord Venkateswara, world’s richest temple visited by lakhs of devotees every day. The temple is atop the hill, functioning 22 hours a day. The temple premise houses world’s one of the largest kitchens feeding more than one lakh devotees every day. Kalahasthi is another popular temple with presiding deity as Lord Shiva, and the temple is one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthala, representing Air. Lepakshi temple is known among the tourists for the exhaustive architecture and Bhadrachalam temple for Lord Rama. Plan a tour across Andhra Pradesh to have a glimpse of the spiritual centres.