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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

Kumaraswami at the head of the army of the Devatas gave battle to Tarakasura. The fight went on continuously and Kumaraswami also found himself unable to deal with Tarakasura properly.

They once again had necessarily to go back to Lord Siva and pray to him for succour. Lord Siva then told the Devatas that Tarakasura being a great Siva Bhakta had so identified himself with the Lord that he carried a Siva Linga in his own throat, and his very life was in the Siva.

Linga Hence he suggested that if they could break that Siva Linga, then Taraka- sura would die, since, to him life without his Lord was meaningless.

Lord - Siva also told them that the pieces of the Linga would grow in the Kshetras where they fell, and that as soon as the pieces from the Linga fell, the Devatas should all go to those places and establish those Lingas with consecration and worship, so that the further growth of the Lingas might be arrested.

Accordingly, Kumaraswami broke the Linga in the throat of the Rakshasa and the Linga broke into five pieces, which fell in five different Sthalas.

Lord Indra with his Guru Bribaspati went to the place where the biggest and the first piece of the Linga had fallen so that he might establish the worship as ordained by Lord Siva himself.

Lord Indra asked his Guru Brihaspati as to the way in which he should establish that white-colored Linga which was growing from the earth to the Akasa.

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