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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

DRAKSHARAMA

The third legend about these temples is that the temple was originally a Buddha Chaitya and that during the course of the revival of Hindu worship, it was converted into a Hindu temple. The Mula Virat or the Linga is said to be one of the Ayaka Stambas of the original Buddha Chaitya. Chaityas or stupas in Buddhist methods of worship are mounds raised over the corporeal relics of Lord Buddha or a great Acharya. Buddhist stupas and Chaityas are spread all over India, but one of the main characteristics of the Andhra type of Chaityas and stupas, is the existence of the five vertical pillars, called the Ayaka Stambas, which are erected in the four cardinal directions viz., East, South, West and North. In all the Chaityas of Andhra, this is a peculiar characteristic, which is found.

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