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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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MANGALAGIRI

The Sthalapurana and the legend of the temple are as follows:

Pariyatra, who was an ancient king, had a son called Hrusva Sringi who was born with a number of bodily deformities. Hrusva Sringi, in order to cure himself of his bodily deformities, went on a long pilgrimage and finally came to the hill of Mangalagiri and stayed there for three years doing tapascharya. All the Devas advised him to continue at Mangalagiri and do penance to the Lord. King Pariyatra was not very happy at this intense tapascharya of his son, and therefore came to the hill in order to dissuade him from taking to the rigors of penance, and waited to take him away to his own kingdom. Hrusva Sringi, not being in a position to decline his father's overtures, assumed the shape of an elephant and became the mountain Mangalagiri, so that his body might serve as the abode of Lard Narasimha in his Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy akara. Since the intense devotion of a Bhakta who offered his own body as an abode of the Lord is immortalized here. Mangalagiri is said to be a very holy mountain.

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