Sid The WANDERER
Penugonda, the abode of Goddess Vasavi is to ARYA VYSYAS, as Buddha Gaya is to Buddhists, as Shravana Belagola is to Jains, Mecca and Madeena is to Muslims and Jerusalem is to Christians.
|Intricate work on the gopuram|
However, I ended up being there, not because I wanted to visit the temple, but because my driver wanted to show it to me.
We had spent the morning visiting some beautiful old temples as I wanted to interview some priests and the people living in the villages around them, but to Subbu, my driver, I came across as a rather pious man! So when it was time to eat some breakfast, we picked a temple town so that I could visit one more temple. I didn’t have the heart to break his heart and so ended up visiting this gorgeous place!
But I finished rather quickly as Subbu had promised me an authentic Andhra breakfast in a very local place – so local that the place didn’t have a name and it was simply known by the name of it’s owner 🙂
|The entrance to the temple|
|The seven feet Gopuram|
|Gods and dancing women!|