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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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Somanatha

MAHANANDI

The temple is situated at the foot of the hill from under which perennial mineral spring’s flow out into the fields. springs, which flow from beneath the Linga of the temple into the tank in front of it. The sacred shrine is surrounded by Mantapas on all sides.

The temple is unique in many respects. The Vimana over the Garbhagriha is built purely in the Nagari style, which is characteristic of North India. Like the several Jain temples it has a Sikara at the top, shooting up to the skies in vertical lines. The popular legend is that a Rasa Siddha Of the north built the Vimana and to pay the wages for the laborers, he made the workers put up sand mounds and by his Mantra Sakti produced wealth equal to the services rendered by, them. Consistent with this version main gate of the temple faces the west which general indicative of Deva or Risbi Pratishta.

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