Srikalahasti is a holy town and a municipality in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi. It is covered under the Tirupati Urban Development Authority region. The Srikalahasti Temple is one of the important ancient Shiva Temples of Southern India and it is one of the panchabootha lingas which is vayu linga remaining four lingas of nilam, neer, neruppu in Tamil Nadu,This temple is opened during the times of Solar and Lunar Eclipses also unlike other temples. It occupies the area between the river bank and the foot of the hills and is popularly known as Dakshina Kailasam. It is also the origin of the popular textile painting art called kalamkari. Srikalahasti is popularly known as “Dakshina Kaashi”.