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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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ALAMPUR

Rishi Jamadagni who was aware of the powers of his wife understood that she had resoled from her path and therefore ordered his sons to kill her at once.

All of them kept quiet, but Parashurama alone were so dutiful to the commands of his father, which he carried out at once the cruel orders of his father.

Rishi Jamadagni was very much pleased with Parashurama’s filial affection, and asked him to select any boon. Parashu- rama immediately asked that his mother be brought back to life.

Jamadagni told him that her head could not be attached to her body, as it fell on some impure place, and he gave her a boon that the head would be worshipped by all classes of people under the name of Yellamma, and the body would also be equally renowned in the name of Bhudevi.

Thus, these two goddesses came to be situated at Alampur and these are not seen anywhere else except at Alampur.

The last chapter of the Sthalapurana deals with the story of the construction of all the Temples at Alampur. It is said that once there was a widow by name Punyavati in the holy city of Banaras. She was a great devotee of Lord Siva. She earnestly prayed to God to favor her with a male child.

The God, who was pleased with her devo- tion, granted her the boon, and in due course of time, she gave birth to a male child. But all the people in the village mis- took her and abused her for begetting the child whom had no father.

The child also, as it grew up, became the object of derision to the others. The others, as a fatherless son teased him. The mother thereupon instructed him to approach Lord Siva himaself and ask him for help. 

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