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9 Famous Temples In Visakhapatnam

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One of the most beautiful places on the face of India, Visakhapatnam, also widely known as Vizag, is one of the largest cities, both in terms of acres and head count, housing within her not only the natives but also the thousands of tourists flocking to that place. A city of beaches and excellent scenic structures, one of the prime attraction of Vizag or Visakhapatnam is its cultural or religious values, the temples and the religious hubs do deserve credit for flocking in the tourists every single day of the year. According to the Hindu Folklore, Vizag back then fell under the reigns of King Ashoka who took up Buddhism which is one of the primary religions of this city.

ISKCON Temple:

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One of the biggest planned establishments of the proud city of Visakhapatnam, ISKCON is recognized as a branch of Krishna worshippers, devoted to the lord usually wearing a signature orange saint draping with white religious signs etched on the forehead. Also a house to the trio Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra, the temple engraved in milky white marble is indeed a beautiful abode.

Sri Venkateswara Temple:

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The scenic beauty of this religious establishment is indeed mind gobbling as the panoramic view of cut and dressed plants and bushes surround around the white chiseled temple space. The temple has a gopura structure, dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.

Shirdi Sai Baba Temple:

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A temple built for the ever forgiving Sai Baba, the main attraction to the temple collects a real life size figurine of the deity himself, seated against a dark mahogany wood piece, looking life-like and serene. Covering an area of eight acres in and around, this temple is an abode of tranquility and serenity amidst the Sai Baba devotees.

Sri Durgalamma Temple:

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An astute and replenished structure of the goddess herself resides in the temple as the temple takes the name for it after the residing of the goddess, Sri Durgalamma. Located in the Arilove district of Visakhapatnam, this temple is quite compact and with the recent changes undergoing it we are expecting a much broader acre for the temple expansion.

Vasavi Kanyaka Parmeswari Temple:

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The tower is fascinating, splashed in a hue of every shade housing Sri Kanyaka Parmeswari. Looming high and structured beautifully, this temple is one of the oldest standing structures shaped in a gopura architecture, integrating a spacious lawn on the front. If not  for the deity, this place deserves a visit, simply for its vibrant scenic structures.

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Sri Jaganadha Swamy Temple:

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Elegantly dressed in chiseled architecture, Sri Jaganadha Swamy temple in Visakhapatnam houses three deities, Jagannath, Balaram and Shubadhra. Being one of the oldest Jagannath temples around, the olden day beauty of this temple is no comparison to the tourist that flocks here during the Ratha-Yatra festival.

Ayyappa Swami Temple:

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The Ayappa Swami temple is a commemoration of Swamy Ayyappa Panchaloha. Situated east of Godavari river, this temples magnificent structure includes sacred groups of temples that form a giant successions of one after the other forming the entire being of the Ayappa Swami temple.

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Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple:

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Located within the hills of Simhachalam, this colorful temple is merely an elegant gracious shrine housing the two avatar or forms of Vishnu, varaha and Narasimha. The temple design integrates a superb fusion of Chalukya and Orissa culture inspired designs. However, the highlight of this temple is the adorning of the deities in Sandalwood paste all year long except the festival days which attracts a plethora of tourists and worshippers.

Simhachalam Temple:

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The Simhachalam temple houses the Varaha Narasimha, the half man half lion manifestation, another form of lord Vishnu. The temples scenic structure is simply mind blowing as it integrates intricate designs and architectural skills chiseled to perfection on the etched body of the temple.

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