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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
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

ARASAVALLI

The existence of Sun temples or Aditya Grihas is known from very early days. As early as 400 B.C., Ktesias mentions a place about 6 days' journey from Mount Abu, where people worshipped the Sun and the Moon.

These are also some ancient temples in India dedicated to Lord Sun like the Marthand temple of Kashmir, of the 9th Century A.D.

Modhesh temple of Gujarat, of 1026 A.D., and the renowned temple of Konark, of 1026 A.D., in Orissa.

However, in Andhra, though setting up of images of Lord Surya is often mentioned along with other Navagrahas, still a temple dedicated wholly to the worship of Lord Surya is very rare.

The Salankayanas of Vengi who ruled in Andhra from the 4th Century A.D. styled themselves as "Chitrarathaswamy Padan- udhyataha," and possibly they were Sun-worshippers.

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