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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
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Himachal Pradesh
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Bengal

Assam
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Somanatha

BHADRACHALAM

The story of Sri Ramachandra which has been sung in immortal verse by Sage Valmiki and which has been the main repository for all the later Kavyas to draw their themes is very well known.

At thespot where the Bhadrachalamtemple stands, it is said, Sri Ramachandra himself lived for some time, before Ravana carried Seeta away.

The popular legend is that at this spot a sage by name Bhadra wasliving at the time of Sri Rama’s sojourn, and Sri Rama, being pleased with the intense Tapas and Bhakti of this sage, came here specially to give him Darshan and liberation.

That is why the place is called Bhadra- chalam in memory of the Saint Bhadra.The worshipof Sri Rama is as ancient astemple worship in this land.

The great Itihasa Ramayana by Saint Valmiki itself has the sanctity of scripture to the Hindus.

The same story has been sung and popu- larized by Tulsidas in Hindi in his Ram- charit Manas and by Kamban in Tamil.

Kalidasa's Raghuvamsha also has as its main theme the life and history of the Ikshwaku race in which Sri Ramachandra was born.

In the Atharvaveda there are two Upani- shads, one called the Rama Tapini Upani- shad, which glorifies the name of SriRama, and another called the Rama Rahasya Upanishad, where several Rama Mantras are revealed for the first time.

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