TADIPATRI Temples Part I – BUGGA RAMALINGESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE
Known more as an industrial town, Tadipatri conceals two hidden treasures surprisingly unknown to most locals.
Two temples of five hundred years vintage nestle by the Penna riverside. To describe the sculptures within would only reveal my severe vocabulary crunch and not reflect its true glory.
Many bloggers have painstakingly captured the etymology and history of these temples.
I first visited Bugga Ramalingeswara temple with Lord Shiva as the presiding deity.
‘Bugga’ means stream in Telugu. The Shivalingam continuously receives a thin stream from the river Penna.
The unfinished Gopuram stands as a remarkable edifice nevertheless, of devotion to duty. War seems to have interrupted completion.
TADIPATRI is aesthetically fulfilling. Like Gray’s flowers, the temples languish to ” blush unseen”.