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Temples & Legends of Andhra Pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
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Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
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KALAHASTI

There are many legends about this temple, one of which states that the spider, the serpent and the elephant, performed Puja to the main Linga in the Krita Yuga. While the spider wove a net above the Lingam to protect it from the Sun and rain, the elephant with its trunk used to get water from the river and perform Abhishekam, while the serpent worshipped the Lord with his Phani.

The legend goes that the serpent was unaware of the worship of the spider and elephant. One day during its Puja the serpent found some Bilva leaves and some Abhisheka tirtharn near the Lord. It therefore thought that some one was harming the Lord, and hence surrounded the Lord to observe the mischief maker. Next day the elephant as usual came with water in his trunk to perform the Puja.  

 

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