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Temples & Legends of Andhra Pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples


Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti


Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
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Himachal Pradesh




The Akriti of any temple is, according to the Agni Purana, merely a manifestation of the Prakriti.

This idea is further developed in the an- cient texts, and the entire Silpa Sastra is based on the principle that the walls and the Vimana of the temple should be so constructed as to remind a devotee of the universe, and the Lord inside representing the Supreme Spirit, which is the core and being of the entire universe.

According to these texts, the chariot is intended as a symbol of the seven Lokas underneath, and the seven Lokas above, with the Garbhalaya of the Lord, at the hearts centre ruling over the entire universe.

The temple at Annavaram has been cons- tructed to depict this idea concretely. The front side of the temple depicts thechariot.

The Meru on the floor with the pillar at the centre and the idols at the top are intended to bring forth idea that the Lord not only remains at the heart’s centre but also permeates the entire universe.

Thewheels depicting the Sun and theMoon serve to remind us that this Juggernaut moves on the Annavaram temples satis- fies both the ritualistic values and the spiritual aspirations of its devotees.

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