Ravvala Konda

                The small hilly area where Sri Veerabrahmendra Swamiji was looking after the cattle grazing daily, is called “Ravvala Konda”. This is located at a distance of 3 kilometres from Banaganapalle. He used to draw a circle on the grazing area with his cane, allowing his cattle to graze within the circle and then enter into the cave and write Kalagnana there, while the cattle continue to graze. These hills the Ravvala Konda exist even now enthralling the tourists and devotees who visit the place on pilgrimage. To enter into the cave, we will have to go inside through the narrow steps provided. In the normal times, it is water logged upto knee deep level. We may find inside the cave indications of pathway, underground secret tunnels that lead to Kadapa Srisailam, Mahanandi etc. In the cave itself, there is an assembling place like a stage and it was widely believed that sitting on that Swamiji wrote his Kalagnana. There is a small pit in the cave itself, where, it is believed that Swamiji used to store drinking water. Even now, water flows through this pit, satisfying the thirsty tourists and devotees, with fresh and cool water. Considering the water of the pit as pure, sacred even the Nawab of Banaganapalle used to get it for his drinking purposes according to the beliefs of the people there.

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