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- DHARMA LINGESWARA AALAYAM
ancient Aalaya built at the foot of hills has a long legend. It was
lavishly endowed by several kings of many dynasties, like Chalukyas,
Vijayanagara etc. The exquisite sculpture beautifying the wall
panels and towers speaks volumes of royal patronage. The hills bear
white road like patches across them for miles giving the impression
of a serpent creeping in its usual zigzag ways. Hence the name of
Phanigiri for the hill. Moreover, the Aalaya tanks are fed by five
water falls coming down perennially from high hills. They justify
the name Panchadharala given. The bounteous colorful Nature around
feasts the eyes and the Lord fills the souls munificently.
lies 24 Km off Anakapalli of Vizag district, accessible by bus.