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Wondrous Ancient Vontimitta Ramalayam

ONTIMITTA KODANDA RAMASAMY TEMPLE's early existence dates to Chola period (11th Century) and largely renovated and reconstructed during the rule of Vijayanagara dynasty in 15th century CE.
With towering gateway, 3 majestic Gopurams and a large 'Madhya Ranga Mangapam' with exquisitely carved 32 ornate pillars leading to the sanctum is of a great architectural grandeur.
TAVERNIER - a French traveller who visited this town in 1652 CE described the temple as one of the most beautiful temples in India and written about the devotion and dedication of the people here.
Few temples in the country can contend it for the sheer brilliance and beauty of its intricate carvings and fineness of finishing.
Now the temple is under the control of Archaeological Survey of India(ASI).
VONTIMITTA is 25 kms (Kadapa - Tirupati Highway) from the Historic city of Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, South India - a well known place for movie lovers - normally associated with villains and violence, faction fights in many Telugu and Tamil Movies!.

1.  Few temples in the country can contend it for the sheer brilliance and beauty of its intricate carvings and fineness of finishing.



2.  TAVERNIER - a French traveller who visited this town in 1652 CE described the temple as one of the most beautiful temples in India and written about the devotion and dedication of the people here.




 3. Few temples in the country can contend it for the sheer brilliance and beauty of its intricate carvings and fineness of finishing.


4. With towering gateway, 3 majestic Gopurams and a large 'Madhya Ranga Mangapam' with exquisitely carved 32 ornate pillars leading to the sanctum is of a great architectural grandeur.


5. With towering gateway, 3 majestic Gopurams and a large 'Madhya Ranga Mangapam' with exquisitely carved 32 ornate pillars leading to the sanctum is of a great architectural grandeur.


 6. Few temples in the country can contend it for the sheer brilliance and beauty of its intricate carvings and fineness of finishing.


7. Few temples in the country can contend it for the sheer brilliance and beauty of its intricate carvings and fineness of finishing.




8. Few temples in the country can contend it for the sheer brilliance and beauty of its intricate carvings and fineness of finishing.


9. With towering gateway, 3 majestic Gopurams and a large 'Madhya Ranga Mangapam' with exquisitely carved 32 ornate pillars leading to the sanctum is of a great architectural grandeur.



 10. With towering gateway, 3 majestic Gopurams and a large 'Madhya Ranga Mangapam' with exquisitely carved 32 ornate pillars leading to the sanctum is of a great architectural grandeur.

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