An ancient temple of Lord Nageswara that was buried under sand was excavated in Penna river near Peramalla Padu village in Cherjala Mandal on Tuesday.
According to locals, the temple was covered under sand about 80 years ago and the temple was well known two-three generations ago.
A resident of the village said, ” This 200-year-old Shiva Temple was quite popular among the villagers. The elders of our village told us that this shrine was filled up with sand 75 to 80 years ago. Later, those villagers shifted to other side and temple also ruined.”
“Then one day, a man Galipala Sudarsan initiated to bring this temple out. The sanctum sanctorum is much deeper and the area in which it was found is a Mukha Mandapam. We are now planning to re-construct the temple but where it should be made is the dilemma. We have to check the condition and status of Lord Shiva’s idol. We will seek advice from the elders and the priests,” he added.
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