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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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AMARAVATI

The legend goes on to say that once there was a fight for ten thousand years between Lord Indra and a Raksbasa by name Taraka. Ultimately Taraka won the battle. The Devatas then got frightened and went to Lord Maha Vishnu for help.

Lord Vishnu told them that Tarakasura was a great Siva Bhakta and a worshipper of Lord Siva, and that be derived much of his strength from his worship of Lord Siva, who was greatly pleased with it, and as such, it would not be proper for Lord Vishnu to killTarakasura who was a Siva Bhakta of a high calibre.

Therefore Lord Vishnu advised the Deva- tas to go and pray to Lord Siva himself, and represent their grievances to him.

Lord Siva who heard the Devatas also told them that it would not be possible for him also to kill Tarakasura because, whatever might be his other shortcoming, Taraka- sura was a great Shiva Bhakta and that Lord Siva himself was unable to harm a sincere Siva Bhakta.

This interesting legend shows how the efficacy of Bhakti so completely over whelms the Lord, that the Lord himself finds himself not competent to deal with one who is a great Bhakta.

Finally Lord Siva deputed Kumaraswami to lead the army of the Devatas for a fight with Taraka.

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