If you are planning on visiting the temple, here are some tips:
This temple itself is a great architectural piece of art. Spend some time exploring the temple. You can see that the inside pillars are fresh as they were hundreds of years back because they were hidden from degradation by nature.
Please plan your trip in such a way that you can spend some time exploring the physical and spiritual beauty of the temple because the inner temple was constructed around 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 12th Century by the Chola kings and the Vijayanagara kings. Vayu is incarnated as Lord Shiva and worshiped as Kalahasteeswara.
In the outer temple, as soon as you enter the temple gates (after the shops)on your left you will see the old idol of SriGnanaprasunambika Devi (the original one) which was placed outside due to some reasons.....Still lot of people pray to it....
By the way, do not forget to
see the Pathala Ganapathi who is associated with the old Sivalingam
beneath the temple. You cannot see the Old SivaLingam (related to the
old Story of SriKalaHasti) beneath the temple but you can imagine it
(and the real story) when you see the Lord Ganapathi.Patala Ganapati is a
small underground temple located in the temple complex. Pilgrims should
make it a point to visit this interesting place. One has to bow down
carefully to worship this Ganapati 20 feet below on a very narrow
ANOTHER ONE IS KANAPPA:
The Sivarathri Brahmotsavam is a 12-day festival of great importance that attracts lakhs of people from various parts of our country. Mahasivarathri, Nandi Seva, Lingodbhavam, Rathotsavam, Teppotsavam & Sri Swami-Ammavarla Kalyanotsavam are the important aspects of this festival.
Prasanna Varadaraja Swamy Temple:
Sahasra Linga Temple:
Sahasra Linga temple has 1000 Shiva Lingas enshrined within a single
shrine.It is located in the 8kms from Srikalahasti. It lies in the middle of a forest, with a hill in its backdrop. It is an interesting place and there is a water falls which is flowing from the top of the hills and the water flowing there has many medicinal values which can cure skin diseases.
Thondamanadu Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple: