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Temples & Legends Of Andhra Pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
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AHOBALAM

An interesting custom has grown around this legend. The Utsava vigraha of both the Lord and the Goddess are brought out to the Kalyanamantapam, and negotiations for the marriage of the Goddess who is said to be born among their class are started between the representatives of Padmasalis and the divine Lord himself.

The Padmasalis have formed themselves into a group, and lots are cast to select a person who should perform the marriage ceremony of the Goddess and the Lord.

If the lot falls to anyone, it is considered to be the most divine and auspicious event in the life of that person.  

Ahobalam is an ancient and sacred place and there  passage in the Puranas, which mentions that the entire Nallamalai hills from Kurnool to Chittoor District are a personification of Lord Adiseha himself whose tail end is Srisailam, whose middle is Ahobalam and whose head is Tirupati.

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