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HUP/Hindupur (4 PFs)
హిందూపూర్     हिन्दुपुर

Track: Construction - Electric-Line Doubling

Vasavi Dharmashala Rd, Rayalaseema Region, Lakshmipuram, Hindupur
State: Andhra Pradesh

Elevation: 636 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 62
Number of Originating Trains: 2
Number of Terminating Trains: 2
Rating: 3.9/5 (16 votes)
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Nov 22 2013 (16:36)   HUP/Hindupur (4 PFs)

Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5965 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Hindupur in the Anantapuram district of AP is the closest railhead to Lepakshi in the Anantapuram District of AP, which is a very famous historical pilgrimage and also to Kodikonda-veerapuram Painted Stark Siberian Migratory Birds Sanctuary.. Lepakshi is 16 kms from Hindupr and is accessible by frequent APSRTC buses towards Lepakshi and onward to Kodikonda-Veerapuram for another 20 kms.
Lepakshi is famous for 500 year old paintings, Monolithic asia's biggest Nandi, Hanging pillers, Virupaksha temple atop the hill built in the period of SriKrishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire. The sculptures carved
by none otherthan the history famous, "Amarashilpi Jakkana". Pics 1,2,3,4&5. The Name Lepakshi = Le Pakshi = Getup Bird. The story of this name dates back to Ramayana when Rama on his persuit of Seetha Finds Jatayu the bird king, on this hillock and blesses him with heaven and says, "Le-Pakshi".
Veerapuram, A Village in Anatapuram District near Kodikonda NH7 border checkpost, sees Siberian Migratory Painted Storks every year during Siberian winters. Pic 6&7.
Pic Source:
1:Nandi: click here
2:Nagalinga: click here
3:Paintings: click here
4:Unfinished temple corridor click here
5:Hanging Piller click here
6: Sculpture at entrance to the sanctuaryclick here
7: Birds click here

Jan 26 2015 (22:57)
BMTIR*^~   21498 blog posts   7532 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Awesome pleace- visited yesterday- But sadly birds didnt not roost at Veerapuram this time- Lack of water around is said to be a main reason

Jan 27 2015 (12:32)
Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5965 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Glad you visited this... I too came by this place yesterday to Bangalore...

Jan 27 2015 (19:38)
ambujpathak29   378 blog posts   3554 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Jan 27 2015 (21:56)
Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5965 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
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All the credits to the respective pic owners as provided in the links...

Jan 28 2015 (20:24)
BMTIR*^~   21498 blog posts   7532 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Its an unfinished beauty

Feb 03 2015 (13:36)
Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5965 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Practically, the richest in architecture among the closest locations. in Just 100 kms proximity to Bangalore...
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Dec 07 2013 (14:57)   HUP/Hindupur (4 PFs)

Sahasra Bahubali 2*^~   5965 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 927917            Tags   Past Edits
Most convenient nearest rail head to Hemavathi, Anantapur District, AP, A temple town and The 10th Century capital of Pallavas. This historical town is 70 kms to the west of Hindupur via Parigi & Madakasira. Actual nearest railhead is at CHKE, Challakere in bordering Chitradurga Distrct of Karnataka at 63 kms on the JRU-GTL line.
Alight at HUP, goto Parigi busstand and take any bus going to Madakasira or to Hemavathi.
siddheswara Swamy temple at Hemavathi was constructed by Pallavas and then improved by Cholas and hence depicts both architectural styles. The temple is dedicated to Shankara (The human form of Shiva who is usually found in the form of Linga across india) and is the ONE & ONLY such Temple in INDIA. Pic 1.
The reminants of Hemavathi fort built in the 10th century can also be seen. Pic 2.
There is a museum inside which has a display of rare idols of historical importance. Some distance away are the Gorantla Temples which are all of worth visiting.
The temple town of Hemavathi is famous for the Doddeswara Swamy temple built during the Pallava reign. The stone used in making the idols sounds like metal when struck and is also remarkably polished. A Nandi made of black basalt granite 8 feet in length and 4 feet in height, sits at the entrance.
There is a 6 feet tall Lingam installed inside the sanctum sanctorum. The temple area houses and two other temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, called the Siddeshwara Swamy Temple and Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple.
Pic 1 Source: click here
Pic 2: click here
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