Srikalahasti Andhra Pradesh: A town rich in history, Srikalahasti is a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva who is incarnated and worshipped as Srikalahastishwara. A magnificent temple and one of the Panchabhoota Shivasthala, Lord Shiva conciliates here in the form of air and it is the Vayu (air) Lingam that is the presiding deity of Srikalahasti. The other four Lingas made up of the other four elements of the universe are - Jala linga, the Linga made up of water, at Jambukeswara, Jyothir linga, the linga made up of fire, at Arunachalam, Aksha linga, the Linga made up of ether at Chidambaram and Prithvi linga, the Linga made up of earth at Sivakanchi. This temple is also associated with Rahu and Ketu, two of the nine celestial bodies in the Indian astrological scheme. It is said that life changes for better for one who visits the temple of Srikalahasti.
The town is also famous for its arts and crafts especially for the manufactures of "Kalamkari" or temple clothes and hangings. There are two temples of Cholas about 8kms from Srikalahasti in the village of Tondamanad.