Temples of India never cease to astonish me. Apart from being sources of Spiritual strength, they are also architectural wonders. Many temples are astronomically aligned. Some are connected to celestial events.Some temples are aligned in the same longitude.Twelve Jyotirlinga temples form Fibanocchi Spiral. There are temples where sun’s rays fall at a specific place at a specific time. There are temples where Siva linga changes colors five times a day….the list goes on.
Now another addition to these amazing temples. At Gabbur, Raichur District, Karnataka,It is the Lakshmi Venkateswara Temple . This temple is atleast 800 years old. It was built by Kalyana Chakukyas.This temple has Hanuman , apart from Sri Venkateswara.Here, Abhishek is performed with hot water and it becomes cold when it reaches the feet of the idol. One can see water vapour rising.However, the hot water is poured at the feet ,it remains hot!
Gabburu is called the Temple town of Raichur District. There are as many as 30 temples and 28 rock edicts in the town. In ancient times, Gabbur was also known as Garbhapura and Gopuragrama.. Many of these temples were built during the reign of the Kalyani Chalukyas. Some of the prominent temples of Gabbur are the Hanuman, the Ishwara, the Venkateshwara, the Male Shankara, the Bangara Basappa, the Mahanandeeshwara, the Elu Bhaavi Basavanna and the Boodi Basaveshwara temple; there are several other temples in ruinshttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabbur
How to reach. Nearest Airport.Bangalore. Railway station.Raichur.Buses to Raichur available from Bangalore.To Gabbur Local buses , limited in number, are available.Taxis are available.