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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
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KALAHASTI

The beginnings of the temple are lost in immemorial times. We have reference to Kalahasti in the Skanda Purana where Arjuna is said to have visited the place during his Tirtbayatra, worshipped Kalahastiswara. Swami, and visited the great sage Bharadwaja Maharshi on the top of the hill, which was called Kailasagiri, from whom he heard theSthalamahatmyam of the place, and the sacredness of The river Suvarnamukhi.

The historical reference to this temple occurs in the work of Nakkeerar, who is a celebrated Tamil poet and who flourished in the Third Century BC during the last Tamil Sangam period. He has sung about this place in exquisite poetry calling it Southern Kailash. Four great Tamil Saivite saints, namely, Sambandar, Appar, Manikkavasagar and Sundaramurti have visited Kalahasti during their pilgrimage and have sung about the Lord here. The later day Tamil saints namely, Pattinathar and Sri Ramalinga Swami of Vadalur have also visited this place, and have sung about Lord Kalahastiswara.

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