One among the Panchabootha Stalams, where Lord Shiva is manifested in the form of Vayu linga, visiting Kalahastheswara temple would be an unforgettable experience to all. Famed as the Kailash of the south this ancient temple holds a vivacious history of so many centuries, which is revealed through its marvelous architecture. Majestically situated in the midst of two steep knolls this temple gives an appeasing feeling to all. Swarnamukhi river, which touches the western wall of the temple adds the serenity of this divine abode of Lord Shiva. It is the only temple in India where one can see lord is embraced in the form of Vayulinga and it is important to note that the lord is named after his staunch devotees, namely the Spider, the Elephant and the Serpent. Apart from holding so many myths and legends, this temple shows exemplary artworks and structural designs, which gains accolades from all the visitors. Its giant gopuram, hundred pillared mantapam and the prakaras catches the attention of the onlooker. The temple is a typical example of South Indian artistic expressions and this centuries old shrine boast of the patronage of different rulers of ancient times. Open 6 am – 9.30 pm (9 pm on Tue, Wed, Thu)
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