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13th-Century Hindu Temple Discovered

13th-Century Hindu Temple Discovered:

A 13th-century Hindu temple was discovered at Pushpagiri Kshetram in the Kadapa district.

  • 13th century Hindu temple ruins have been unearthed amidst a shrub jungle northeast of the Durga temple, atop a hillock in the Pushpagiri Kshetram in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The architectural features of the ruins reveal a style that is contemporary to a temple at Vallur, built by the Kayastha rulers.
  • The Kayasthas (1239 AD – 1297 AD) were subordinates to the rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty.
  • Pushpagiri is referred to as Hari-Hara Kshetra, as there are a number of temples dedicated to both Shiva and Vishnu.
  • It is located on the banks of the Pennar river.
  • Pushpagiri is also called the second Hampi due to its beautiful architecture.