Plans afoot to develop Sidhulagutta

By: P. Ram Mohan

Sidhulagutta, the abode of ancient temples at Armoor, could well transform into a tourist spot in Telangana if only a permanent blacktop road to the hill is built, choultries and sheds are constructed, space is allotted for parking and streetlights are provided.

Spread over 550 acres atop the hill, replete with heavy boulders, Sidhulagutta is named after Navanatha (nine) saints and is well-known for its Shaivite cave temple, Ramalayam and Hanuman temple.

The Sivalayam is a unique one as it is considered very ancient and has a pond that receives perennial water supply.

Close to the Ramalayam is another holy pond and legend has it that it never goes dry even during summers.

However, it is true that saints in groups from all over India, particularly from the north, come during the ‘Godavari parikrama’ and meditate for four to five days before leaving, according to G. Suman, a former member of the temple committee.

source: The Hindu

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