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TTD to build Tirumala temple replica in Amaravati

TTD to build Tirumala temple replica in Amaravati
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The officers said that the designs for new temple have been made as per Agama and Vastu sastras Naidu suggested that the sanctity of temple be...

Amaravati: Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is planning to construct a temple for Sri Venkateswara Swamy on a 25-acre land in the capital city. A team of TTD officials led by joint executive officer P Bhaskar presented their plans and designs of the temple, which will be on the lines of Tirumala temple, to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at his residence in Undavalli on Thursday.

The officers said that the designs for new temple have been made as per Agama and Vastu sastras. Naidu suggested that the sanctity of temple be protected and modern facilities be provided outside the temple with separate funds.

The temple consisting of Garbhalayam with Vimana or Sikhara, named as ‘Prasada’ by Agamas and Vastu sastras is worshipped as a symbolic form of God. According to Agamas and Vastu sastras, various parts of the temple are considered as symbolic representation of limbs of the God either with standing or seated postures.

The architecture and sculptures of the proposed temple plans have been prepared in accordance with the Kasyapa Silpasastram, Mayamathamu and Maanasaramu, according to TTD officials.

They said that the temple was designed with a mix of Pallava, Chola, Chalukya and Vijayanagara architectures. It may be noted here that the most beautiful example of Pallava architecture is Kailasanatha temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Vaikunta Perumal temple of Lord Vishnu of 7th century located at Kanchipuram.

The Chola architecture includes Tanjore and Gangaikonda Cholapuram in Tiruchurappalli district in Tamil Nadu built in 11th century AD. The Chalukya architecture rock temple include Lord Vishnu temple in Badami, Aihole and Virupaksha temple of Lord Shiva at Pattadakal in Bijapur district of Karnataka. The Vijayanagara architecture includes the splendid temples of Hazararama and Vittala at Hampi built in Krishnadevaraya reign of 1509-50 AD.

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