(Last Updated on : 05/12/2015)
Temples of Krishnagiri district are mostly constructed on higher elevations and boasts unique sculptures, related to its past. Krishnagiri district is the holy land of wise scholars, men of valour and courage, blessed with the green valleys, hills and hillocks and inhabited by people known for pioneering in farming techniques. 'Krishna' refers to 'black' and 'giri' refers to 'hill'. This district is gifted with black granite hillocks and named as "krishnagiri". Most of the temples of Krishnagiri district are in close relation with the history of this land. The region came under the rule of Krishna Deva Raya and hence the district might have been named after this king.
Krishnagiri district is bounded by Vellore and Thiruvannamalai districts in the East, Karnataka state in the west, State of Andhra Pradesh in the North Dharmapuri District in the south. Arulmigu 'Penneswarar Moorthy' temple, ' Lakshminarayana' temple of Krishnagiri, 'Chandra choodeswarar' temple of Hosur, 'Kundeeswarar' temple of Chinna Kothur, 'Balamurugan' temple of Jagadevi, 'Angalamman' temple of Kaveripattinam, 'Bettaraya Swamy' Temple of Denkanikottai are few major temples of Krishnagiri district.
The particular features of the temples of Krishnagiri district are its heights and exquisite carvings. The sculptures and stone inscription of the temples of Krishnagiri district, disclose that these temples were built during Chola and Vijaya Nagar periods. The Holy Dharga of Denkanikottai, The Sacred Heart Church of Krishnagiri are also other popular sacred places in this district.
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