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Kālahasti


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A major Śaiva pilgrimage centre and temple site in Andhra Pradesh, incorporating the 16th/17th century ce Kālahastīśvara temple, which contains one of the five Śiva liṅgas embodying the elements, in this case Vāyu, the wind or air. There is also a shrine to the Nāyaṉār bhakta saint, Kaṉṉapar, who is said to have been liberated by Śiva because of his devotion to the liṅga.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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